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These resources have been put together by our committee to support individuals and organisations on their gender balance journeys. The list will be kept up-to-date with the latest and best information and research available. If you spot something that you think should be on this page, please drop us a note!


If you know of any other local active groups, please get in touch.

Getting started

Not yet started on your Inclusion and Diversity journey?  These resources provide pointers for individuals on how to make a start.

Gender Equality: I get it!  How do I get started?, Karen Blanc, AXIS Network.

What every leader needs to know - the myth of meritocracy, Erica Kinmond, AXIS Network.

Let's talk about inclusion, Karen Blanc, AXIS Network.


Resources for leaders, managers and companies highlighting key areas to make a difference at work.

Developing an Inclusive and Diverse Leadership Culture, OEUK

How women can help fill the oil and gas industry’s talent gap, McKinsey Report


A Guide to Flexible Working for Senior Leaders and Managers, The Chartered Management Institute


Effective mentoring can be a hugely successful tool to encourage mutual growth and progression.  The following resources provide useful guidance to both mentors and mentees on how to get the most out of mentoring sessions.

Mentoring Pearls of Wisdom, Susan Gordon, Axis Network.

Great Mentors Focus On The Whole Person, Not Just Their Career, Rick Woolworth, Harvard Business Review 

Mentoring without Boundaries, Julien Blanc, Axis Network Mentee.


Intersectionality is an analytical framework for understanding how aspects of a person's social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege.  It was coined in 1989 by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe how gender, caste, sex, race, class, sexuality, religion, disability, physical appearance, and other individual characteristics “intersect” with one another and overlap. 

An intersectional approach to inclusion at work, Harvard Business Review

5 ways intersectionality affects diversity and inclusion at work, World Economic Forum

Invisibility of Race in Gender Pay Gap Discussions, Forbes


Educating leaders and ensuring your workplace is menopause inclusive helps retain talent, make it a great place to work and ultimately supports company profitability.

Menopause at work: a guide for people managers, CIPD

Managing the effects of menopause: menopause at work ACAS

A Taboo conversation....Continued! AXIS Network


Sometimes you can't beat a good book.  This is what we're reading at the moment.  Drop us a line with your recommendation for the list!

The cover of Invisible Women, by Caroline Criado Perez
The cover of The Fix, by Michelle P King
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