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Dame Helen Alexander

On behalf of the 30% Club, I want to remember Dame Helen Alexander who very sadly passed away at the weekend. Dame Helen most recently focused her considerable talent on the eponymous Hampton-Alexander Review, which along with the 30% Club and others, is focused on getting more women into the senior ranks of business.  This is just one part of a long and distinguished career in which Dame Helen became a role model, not...

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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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A Taste of My Own ‘Diversity’ Medicine

On the 10th November, still feeling outraged by the Trump victory, I posted a letter on Facebook written by Aaron Sorkin to his wife and 15 year-old daughter for Vanity Fair.  It started like this:

“Sorkin Girls, Well the world changed late last night in a way I couldn’t protect us from. That’s a terrible feeling for a father. I won’t sugarcoat it&mdash...

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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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Think Future: preparing for the workforce of tomorrow

I’m currently studying French and Russian at Cambridge University. Before I took on further education, fresh after A-Levels and very fresh faced indeed, I worked at a Blue Chip Company for a year. As an 18 year-old whose Professional Experience section of her CV was limited to Children’s Fancy Dress Party Leader, the learning curve was steep and I quickly picked up a lot about work and workplace culture. My...

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Focus on the Women’s Issue?  Let’s Focus on Men

Nadia Nagamootoo, Director of Avenir Consulting and winner of the 30% Club and Henley Business School scholarship 2014, talks about her MBA research into flexible working for fathers and why she needs as many fathers as possible to get involved with the Flexible Fathers Survey.

Solve the women’s issue?  Let’s focus on men.

I became a Mum in 2014.  What struck me the most about my...

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UN recognises Deloitte UK Chief Executive with gender equality award

Given Deloitte's huge support of the 30% Club, we are delighted to see that David Sproul, Senior Partner and Chief Executive, Deloitte UK, received a United Nations (UN) award for his demonstrated commitment to and implementation of policies that advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The award included recognition of Deloitte’s use of concrete data to drive ‘a cross-cutting gender equality strategy throughout...

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