Leading in the time of COVID

How women can excel in leadership during a global pandemic. There’s no doubt about it – COVID-19 is having a huge impact on our working lives.  Demands on us are changing. The focus of our work is shifting. Incomes are being affected. New opportunities are appearing, and for some of us, the path to success…

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Start With the End in Mind

Taking advantage of the present by thinking to the future. I’m often contacted by women I’ve worked with in leadership development programmes asking for my career advice. A taste of what I hear:  “I’ve been approached by a head hunter and offered a job. I’m flattered but should I take it?”  “I’m starting to feel…

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Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

We’re not surprised that female leadership and diverse work environments are great for business performance and profit! Read further to see just how much diversity, inclusion and female leaders matter in the workplace. Read McKinsey & Company’s report on Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

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NZ gender pay gap estimated at 18%

It looks like even Stats NZ has been underestimating the shabby treatment of women in the workplace. Not only do we need to push for more women leaders to help change statistics like this, but we need to make sure they’re paid as much as male leaders! What can we do? Become aware of the…

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Impact of COVID-19 job losses on women

COVID-19 does not discriminate, but the shocking statistics show that there’s no such impartiality in COVID’s wake. Many more women are having to assess their career prospects now, and it’s important we overcome any ‘good girl’ hang-ups or gender biased mindsets which are holding us back. This is a hard time, but also an opportunity.…

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COVID-19 and Women

New Zealand’s wāhine are certainly feeling the effects of this global pandemic. The government analysis shows just how deeply women’s lives are being impacted. It also gives us a tool to understand what might be happening in all of our lives, and perhaps gives insight into how we can help each other. Read the Ministry for Women’s…

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality

COVID-19 is impacting women and girls everywhere, and it’s already affecting the trajectory of gender equality. Now is the time to have more women leaders. This video shows how we must all work together to increase representation and diversity, so we can shape this uncertain future into something positive for the world. Learn more about…

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Serve the Work

Good leadership and serving the wider purpose. Take a moment to check in with yourself as a leader. Ask, am I focused on serving the work or am I focused on serving myself?  A confronting question, but one worth asking to review your leadership practice. It’s easy to drift from your initial, clear motivation and start…

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