I dub you ‘high potential’!

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I dub you ‘high potential’!  I have always had an issue with the dubbing process in many organisations – bestowing on someone the title of ‘high potential’. My concern has always been that it is typically a very subjective process – if your manager is not a supporter, your chances are dim.   Those that …

How to eliminate Mother’s Guilt

Eliminate mother's guilt

Mother’s guilt exists: it’s a term that pretty much all working mothers will understand – but how do we eliminate mother’s guilt in order to find the illusive ‘balance’ people talk of? Those of you who aren’t parents or don’t know what mother’s guilt means, here’s a breakdown: We feel that …

emberin EOFY Offer 2018!

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As valued members of the emberin community, we are super excited to announce the launch of emberin’s best EOFY Offer for 2018! We are so privileged to have been able to mentor and support over 32,000 women and men through our suite of mentoring and Inclusive Leadership programs, and through …

Microlearning and inclusive leadership

Microlearning

Microlearning has been gaining in popularity in recent years – here’s how I incorporate it into my inclusive leadership training program and why it’s important to do so. I have worked in the diversity and inclusion industry for 13 years now, delivering inclusive leadership training to senior executives all over …

5 ways to reduce bias in recruitment

Bias in recruitment

We all have bias ingrained into us, resulting from our backgrounds and personal experiences – but how do you reduce this bias from influencing the recruitment process? Unconscious bias is when our minds make snap judgements and decisions without us even realising it. It doesn’t mean we are all bad …

Raising teenagers: surviving tips

Raising teenagers

I recently woke up and realised that I had succeeded in raising teenagers. Wow – my 17-year-old daughters aren’t drug addicts and are nice humans! Do you have a teenage daughter and sometimes wonder whether you (or she) are ever going to survive the teenage years?? As the mother of …

How to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Today is International Women’s Day, a day to commemorate the movement for women’s rights, and press for gender equality around the world – but how can we celebrate it? All too often I hear stories of cupcakes being distributed around offices. I can’t help but think – this isn’t enough, it’s …

6 men championing gender equality

6 men striving for gender equality

Over my 13 years in the diversity and inclusion industry, I have met some men who champion gender equality in a very real and genuine way. Men who see the lack of women in senior roles, recognise that generational change is not fixing it, and also understand what they have …

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#metoo backlash – good men are terrified!

#metoo backlash

The unintended side effect of the #metoo campaign is that good men, who are horrified at the stories and actions of other men, are frozen and opting for ‘inaction’ in the fear that they might do the wrong thing. Lean In released research which says that since the recent media …