Gender Balance

Board diversity: why 'one and done'​ is worse than none at all by Terri Simpkin

Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering a workshop for the ICSA conference in London. 

As the premier conference event for company secretaries, board and governance professionals it was an opportunity to explore how inclusion and diversity in corporate governance, in all its guises, is being addressed. It was encouraging to realise that the issue of inclusion was not a discrete topic of discussion but one that permeated many of the issues under scrutiny.

Gender Bias in the Workplace

When an estimated four million women around the world took part in the Women’s March in January 2017 it was clear that a movement was afoot. Both the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns have called out sexual discrimination across the board starting with the heady heights of Hollywood and the powerhouses of government, down to businesses and organizations.

Legislatively, gender pay gap reporting came into force in the UK in April 2018 requiring organizations to publish their gender pay gap. However, there is still a long way to go…