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 […]

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 […]

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 was just beginning to grapple with the storm of regulatory requirements growing out of the subprime crisis which had come into force in June of that […]

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 rocket science! That is the gender split in the general population, therefore that should be the gender split on any executive committee. Anywhere in the world. […]

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 has risen 50% since the first review five years ago. The Review was my inspiration for the WeQual Awards. The visionaries who set it up, and […]

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 of your business. That means that almost half of the corporate world is not meeting the needs of their customers. And, with those customers making long-term […]

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 can view the original article here. Culture, commitment, constancy. These are the principles on which Isabella Panizza has based her career. Born in Rome in 1973, […]