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 large UK listed company lowered her eyes and whispered, “I want to be the CEO of this company”. It was as if just speaking her ambition out […]

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 work out? How do you decide? One of the most common questions we get asked is “Should I stay or should I go?” Women tend to […]

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, which come from research in 146 countries worldwide, show that at the current rate it will take 132 years to reach full gender parity. In 2020, […]

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 data reveals a critical need to look at how we lead, how we’re led, and the culture in which we exist and perform. Emma shared these […]

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 the summer, I was asked to speak at a TEDx event about my experience as the Founder of WeQual.  In the last three years I have […]

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 group of experts assembled by the UK Government to champion freedom, opportunity, individual humanity and dignity for women and girls around the world. Their big moment […]

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 engaging with others. Club members share experiences with each other within the WeQual network, but it is always worthy of note when they make a splash […]

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 Heather Cykoski to lead the effort. A 13-year veteran of ABB at this point, Heather has recently managed some high profile OGC projects and is ready for a […]

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, will take on the role as Chief Risk Officer later this year. She is currently Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Prudential International. Aurore succeeds Jose […]

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 over the last five years. Coming from Indonesia to the headquarters of Danone in Paris 5 years ago was a big leap for Putri, especially with […]