GSK COACHING INITIATIVE BOOSTS FEMALE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Coaching has helped GSK address the issue of gender imbalance at middle and senior leadership levels, supporting females to become more self-aware and self-confident, among others. The Accelerating Difference (AD) initiative combined individual and group coaching, sponsorship and dialogues. It was put in place after an internal review showed the percentage of women was diminishing […]

DELOITTE: MODEST GLOBAL RISE IN WOMEN ON BOARDS

Companies with a female chief executive or board chair have almost twice as many female board members as those led by men, suggests research by professional services firm Deloitte. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication found that women constituted 29% of board members in companies with a […]

GENDER: THE CYCLE OF CONTROL

Nicole Berg concludes this column on gender with a two-part exploration of domestic abuse, a pervasive issue, yet still very much unreported. Part 1: setting the scene This column began one year ago as part of Coaching at Work’s Campaign for Gender Equality. Over the year, we’ve examined gendered personality traits, gender conditioning, expansion into […]

IDEAS IN ORBIT

In this two-part series, angel investor and coach/mentor Bridget Connell explores why and how to support women entrepreneurs. Part 1 highlighted the untapped potential in this group. In Part 2, she delves into what supporting women start-up entrepreneurs means in practice I’m passionate about supporting women in business. As I highlighted in Part 1* of […]

GENDER: SOCIAL DOMINANCE

Men as a group hold disproportionate power and freedoms compared with women. Many societies have group-based dominance, in which a social group enjoys special privileges while at least one other group has relatively little power. Coaching can help dominant clients ‘self-parent’ that critical voice – and instead listen to their compassionate inner child By Nicole […]

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: READY TO LAUNCH

This two-part series explores coaching women entrepreneurs. Part One: Setting the scene. Angel investor and coach Bridget Connell reports By Bridget Connell   The World Bank 2020 Goal of Universal Financial Access recognises that financial inclusion is a critical tool to promote economic growth. Yet universal access to finance has a huge gender gap. Women […]

GENDER: FEELINGS UNDER PRESSURE

Men and women, from a very early age, are encouraged to express different types of emotions. While women are ‘allowed’ to show their feelings more than men, the latter are taught to ‘man up’ rather than cry. Yet it is socially acceptable for men to show one emotion – anger. How do these gender-specific differences […]

CIRCLE OF TRUTH

Pedal power Liz Dimmock Liz Dimmock, founder of Women Ahead, shares lessons for mentoring and coaching from the sports world. This year she is leading a team of women cyclists around the world. In my last column I wrote about the importance of learning from role models, coaches and mentors. In recent months I’ve had […]