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What to do with the gender pay gap

The deadline scramble has passed, the results are (mostly) in, and the result is as plenty suspected: 8 in 10 UK companies pay men more than women, and there is significant industrial bias in median pay gap in Construction and Finance & Insurance.

Most companies dispute that their pay gap is driven by bias, and instead point to under-representation in senior roles, attributable to expert skills polarisation (pilots at Ryanair are paid more...

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Honing Your Elevator Pitch

The ‘Elevator Pitch’

Definition: An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition.

The elevator pitch has been around almost as long as, well, elevators, but remains a necessary step in the armoury of any executive looking for their...

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How Canadian Companies Can Diversify Their Boards

As the President and CEO of CIBC and a Catalyst Canada Advisory Board member, I know firsthand the importance of gender diversity for increased innovation and stronger financial performance in business.

Simply put, gender diversity more accurately reflects the world we're dealing in. When you embrace it, you gain insight into your clients' thinking, you develop better relationships, and you build a better company. At CIBC, we’re building...

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Comment les entreprises canadiennes peuvent-elles diversifier leur conseil d’administration?

En tant que président et chef de la direction de la Banque CIBC et président du 30% Club Canada, je sais d'expérience l'importance de la diversité des genres pour accroître l'innovation et renforcer le rendement financier des entreprises.

En quelques mots, la diversité des genres reflète plus fidèlement le monde dans lequel nous faisons affaires....

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Women in Business: How an MBA can help further your career

Anyone looking for that particular edge over their competitors should consider what a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) qualification can do for their careers.

The Women in the Workforce 2016 study by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn found that women are less likely to have valuable connections which can help accelerate their careers. This means that globally-recognised qualifications, such as an MBA, could be the necessary gateway to gaining those connections and...

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Minimum Diversity Pledge

Diversity in tech is a major problem, and tech isn’t alone in this. One of the places where this is most visible is in speaker lineups and panels at events. Across industry after industry, speakers at events are extremely rarely from marginalized groups, including women, people of colour, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community. Not only are they underrepresented, in many cases...

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How Mentoring Makes for Greater Success

Earlier this month, 30% Club UK was pleased to announce the launch of its fourth cross-company mentoring scheme, in collaboration with Women Ahead. Held at the impressive Westminster Central Hall, it was a hugely successful evening with key notes speeches from 30% Club founder Helena Morrissey, 30% Club Global Chair Brenda Trenowden, founder of Women Ahead, Liz Dimmock, and Maggie Alphonsi, the UK’s most successful female rugby player and seven-time winner of the Six...

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Gender Diversity and Inclusion: it’s the smart and right thing to do

In today’s global market, a diverse workforce is a fundamental, key driver to succeed as a Tier-one international player. It boosts productivity, breeds innovation and strengthens recruitment efforts. Access to a wider repertoire of ideas and experience also contributes to accelerating the development of solutions adapted to a client’s needs, provides a broader range of services and gives access to sociodemographic insights otherwise inaccessible.  

While SNC-Lavalin...

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