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Gender equality at work: research on the barriers to women’s progression

Three pieces of research to understand the barriers to progression faced by women in the workplace and what works for employers to overcome them

Source: GOV.UK



Sunday Dread: just how big a problem is work anxiety?

From sleeping poorly to feeling irritable, anxiety is having an impact on the UK’s workforce. But why is this and what can be done to tackle it?

Source: Aviva


Health & Wellbeing

Current news | Our YouGov Survey Results are clear - Flexible Working WORKS

Last month we conducted research via YouGov which uncovered some fascinating statistics from Scottish Business Leaders: Almost nine in ten (87%) leaders surveyed who offer flexible working say it has had a positive impact on their business. More than 250 Scottish senior business decision makers demonstrate clear business benefits from offering flexibility - putting paid to the myth that flexible working is only a ‘favour’ to help employees in special circumstances.

Source: Family Friendly Working Scotland


Flexible Working

DiverCity Podcast: Looking back at legislative change and facing forward into the digital universe.

From time to time we like to seek insight and opinion and expertise beyond our world of financial services. Recorded at the House of Lords, Lord Hayward of Cumnor and Trevor Phillips OBE discuss the pivotal legislative changes which paved the way for the Equality Act 2010. Looking beyond the Act and the Protected Characteristics...

Source: DiverCity® Podcast



Women in the Workplace 2019

Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the pipeline to make real progress.

Source: McKinsey & Company



The CS Gender 3000 report 2019. Diversity and company performance.

The 2019 edition of the CS Gender 3000 report provides unique and comprehensive research on the gender diversity mix within the governance and executive leadership teams of over 3,000 companies.

Source: Credit Suisse


Pay Gap
Women on Boards

Help and support for returning to work

This page provides guidance for those looking to return to work following a career break, as well as information for employers wanting to implement a returners programme at their organisation.

Source: GOV.UK


Career Development
Return to Work

Moving Towards Gender Balance in Private Equity

Important research on gender balance in private equity and venture capital in emerging markets from IFC - International Finance Corporation, Oliver Wyman and The Rock Creek Group and supported by the 30% Club.

The research highlights the power of Limited Partners (LPs) to facilitate change by:
(i) challenging their General Partners (GPs) on the lack of diversity, both in portfolio companies and within GP funds
(ii) setting targets and investment goals related to the diversity of investments.

Source: IFC - International Finance Corporation, Oliver Wyman and The Rock Creek Group



Addressing barriers to Diversity in portfolio management: Performance continuity and turnover | Diversity Project

The loss of performance continuity through leave of absence and the impact of low team turnover on diverse talent of all types is a key issue within portfolio management, this document provides guidance on how to address this for:

Source: Diversity Project



Time to get serious: If diversity is a business imperative, treat it like one | Diversity Project

A report by PwC, in association with the Diversity Project, on diversity and inclusion in investment management. Gender pay reporting has brought the lack of diversity within the investment management industry into sharp focus and added weight to the voices calling for faster change.

Source: PwC / Diversity Project



The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship

The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship has concluded, and the government has responded to the to the review’s findings.

Source: GOV.UK



Women Collaborating WIth Men: Everyday Workplace Inclusion

Our Collaborating with Men research programme addresses the slow progress made in women’s representation in senior and leadership positions when compared to their representation in management and professional roles as a whole. Women of colour are even more poorly represented.
This report provides practical pointers for action from leaders, people managers and individuals at all levels, to build inclusive cultures, circumvent unintentional gender bias and promote equality of opportunity.

Source: Murray Edwards College


Men as Allies