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We feature articles, interviews, coaching tips, and expert opinions on achieving gender equality in the workplace.

The Importance of Allyship in the Workplace

The important role of peer allyship for women on the path to the C-suite and the value of mutual support and collaboration in driving gender diversity.

The Power of Sponsorship for Inclusive Leadership Teams

Sponsorship is an excellent way for organizations to facilitate gender balance and, by proxy, improve their bottom line.

Where Are All The Women in AI?

There is still a stark gender gap in the fast-growing space of artificial intelligence - where are all the women in AI?

Women and Climate Change: How Women Leaders Will Save the Planet

Women and climate change. Women leaders have an important role to play in sustainability, so why are there so few of them in charge?

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Lead Smarter, Not Harder: Strategic Thinking

Discover how balancing strategic thinking (often overlooked as a valuable commodity) with action can revolutionize your leadership approach.

5 Game-Changing CEO Insights for Women Leaders

5 Game-Changing CEO Insights for Women Leaders Want to be CEO? Here’s how to overcome some of the most common challenges faced by women leaders on their journey to...

Women In The Workplace: Stats That Debunk Myths

In our quest to reshape the corporate world, understanding the realities women face is crucial.

Do You Have Too Much Resilience?

Do You Have Too Much Resilience? Pushing forward when your body and brain are telling you to slow down could do more harm than good. Picture the scene: You’re...

Why the Fifth Industrial Revolution Needs Women Leaders

The Fifth Industrial Revolution (5IR) is likely to reshape how we live and work forever.  But to survive and thrive in this new era, gender-diverse senior leadership is going...

The Water Cooler Revolution

When Activision Blizzard – the company behind Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, two of the biggest game franchises ever – was sued last week by California State...

Is Ambition a Dirty Word?

Is Ambition a Dirty Word? “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs. The VP of a...

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Do you risk losing the goodwill and relationships you’ve built over years? What if you make a wrong move and it doesn’t...

World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report 2022

What we suspected was the case post pandemic has been confirmed by the World Economic Forum: the progress towards gender parity is stalling. The new figures out this month,...

Think Tank Diversity Special: ‘The Great Resignation’

At our Think Tank event on June 30, 2022, Emma Codd, Global Inclusion Leader of Deloitte, presented the findings of the “Women @ Work 2022” report, which she co-created.  The...

5 Tips on How to Execute the Perfect Career Plan

No matter where you are in your career, it never hurts to look at where you are going and how you want to get there. At the start of...

G7 Manifesto for Gender Equality

Actions always speak louder than words? Sometimes. Though it can often depend who the messenger is. Take the fine words of the Gender Equality Action Committee – an independent...

WeQual Global Members Speak at Conference on Future of Brands

WeQual believes that to make a difference you have to get involved in the conversation. We need to share valuable information to enhance the business world around us by...

Breaking the Last Glass Ceiling

by Bob Fesmire, ABB Houston, 2018. ABB’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals (OGC) business is looking to build its position with EPC (engineer-procure-construct) firms and taps Group Strategic Projects Manager...

Two WeQual Global Members Appointed to Executive Committee

Two WeQual Global Members have been appointed to the Executive Committee of Direct Line Group, it has been announced. Aurore Lecanon, who was a WeQual Awards finalist in 2020,...

A People-Powered ‘Inclusive Diversity’ Approach

Putri Realita, Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Danone, gives WeQual a fascinating and exclusive insight into the ‘Diversity Inclusive’ approach that the global consumer goods giant has implemented...

Diversity Has to Include a Seat at the Top Table

What I have learned about DEI from the WeQual Awards process Companies that are serious about diversity, equality, and inclusion, need to keep their DEI Chief out of the...

After Regulation: Finding Balance in Compliance

An exclusive interview with Holly Kulka, Global Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for S&P Global Ratings.  When Holly Kulka arrived at S&P Global Ratings in August 2015, the company...

The Buck Stops with CEOs When it Comes to Women at the Top

Forget quotas and so-called “realistic” targets for gender diversity at Executive Committee (ExCo) level. Let’s be absolutely clear: what we are aiming for is a 50/50 split. Why? Well, it’s not...

H.A.P.P.Y System: 5 Steps to Picking the Best Executive Coach

You’ve decided to get some help from an Executive Coach. That’s great news because all the evidence shows that working with a good Executive Coach can positively transform your...

Gender Equality on Executive Committees is a Top Priority Goal

Yesterday, the Hampton-Alexander Review – which was set up to shine a spotlight on the representation of women in senior leadership positions – reported that the number of women on boards...

Rebecca Navarro on Future Proofing

Rebeca Navarro, Chief Transformation Officer for Europe and Head of Procurement at  Aryzta explains that there is no better time than right now to put sustainability at the core...

Interview with WeQual Global Member Isabella Panizza of Enel

This article is a translation of an interview by Valeria Arnaldi with Isabella Panizza. The article first appeared in the Italian national newspaper, Il Messaggero, on Tuesday January 12 2021. You...

Financial Times – Decades of Advances Under Threat

The Financial Times interviewed a number of WeQual Global members about the effects of the coronavirus on senior executive women. The award-winning international newspaper reported that the global pandemic...

Where Women Work – Diageo MD Celebrated at the WeQual Awards

Diageo Managing Director of African Emerging Markets Hina Nagarajan was honoured at the WeQual Awards, which identifies and recognises world-class female executives and leaders around the world acting as...

DiversityQ – Talented FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 Women Recognised at the WeQual Awards

Eight talented women in business across a variety of FTSE 100 and 250 companies were recognised by the WeQual Awards last night. More than 250 senior executives – including...

HERoes Top 100 Women Role Model Executives 2020

Reports show that while there are more women in the workforce, continued systemic issues still make it difficult for significant numbers of women to progress into senior roles.  Women’s...

Irish Times – Is the Covid Crisis Taking Women Back to the 1950s?

… Cindy Rampersaud, senior vice-president, Btec and Apprenticeships at Pearson UK, says this period has opened up discussions about women and work in her networks, including WeQual, an executive...

Where Women Work – Spirax-Sarco’s Sarah Peers Scoops WeQual Award

Sarah Peers, Head of Group Corporate Communications for Spirax-Sarco Engineering, is the winner of the WeQual Award for Corporate Communications. WeQual’s mission is to empower women in the corporate...

Transition Tradition – WeQual Awards UK 2019 – Report

The 2019 WeQual Awards culminated in a celebratory awards dinner, brilliantly hosted by Sandi Toksvig (co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party) and guest speaker, Dame Inga Beale, former CEO...

DiversityQ – WeQual Awards Identify FTSE Women Future Leaders

Katie Litchfield is the brains behind a new awards scheme to help aspiring businesswomen to achieve their executive potential. Together with Organisational Psychologist John Amaechi OBE, she talks about...

Express and Star – Marston’s Celebrates its Future Women Leaders

Pub group Marston’s has seen four of its female senior managers named as finalists in an inaugural awards. The WeQual Awards recognise the contribution that women make in businesses...