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!
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Exploring the specific challenges and opportunities in the UK energy industry.
Gender Pay Gap Reporting Highlights Progress towards Gender Balance in Oil and Gas, Katy Hardacre, AXIS Network, February 2021
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CHANGE
These resources define the case for change, and provide evidence-based guidance to organisations on how they can understand and tackle any gender imbalance.
Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters, McKinsey 2020
Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, Penguin Business Experts
Gender Balance: A Strategic Imperative for Business?, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, TEDxHultLondon
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, December 2019
Actions to Close the Gender Pay Gap, Government Equalities Office
Sexism: See it. Name it. Stop it. Council of Europe
Resources for leaders, managers and companies highlighting key areas to make a difference at work.
What every leader needs to know - the myth of meritocracy, Erica Kinmond, AXIS Network, December 2019
Let's talk about inclusion, Karen Blanc, AXIS Network, September 2020
Building Inclusive Workplaces, CIPD, September 2019
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.
Why intersectionality matters even more in 2020, Catalyst, August 2020
5 ways intersectionality affects diversity and inclusion at work, World Economic Forum, July 2020
Invisibility of Race in Gender Pay Gap Discussions, Forbes. June 2019
Educating leaders and ensuring your workplace is menopause inclusive helps retain talent, make it a great place to work and ultimately supports company profitability.
Line manager guide to menopause, CIPD, May 2021
Breaking the silence on menopause, ACAS, October 2019
Menopause and work, All Health Matters, October 2019
MEN AS CHANGE AGENTS
Gender balance is a human issue not a women's issue. The resources below outline the importance of men's involvement and provide a toolkit on how to effect lasting change.
Men as Change Agents, Women's Business Council, Government Equalities Office
Having the choice to work flexibly is important for everyone, whether you have caring responsibilities, want a more balanced life or are keen to start a side-hustle, there are a myriad of reasons why flexible working could make people happier and healthier; and a happier and healthier workforce boosts company productivity and profitability. These resources showcase flexible working and outline it’s importance in modern society.
A Guide to Flexible Working for Senior Leaders and Managers, The Chartered Management Institute
How to make work-life balance work, Nigel Marsh, TEDxSydney
Flex - Mother Pukka, a portal for news, events, reviews and honest comment, with an entire section devoted to flexible working.
RECRUITMENT & ATTRACTION
Understanding inclusive recruitment is imperative for all organisations, regardless of their existing gender balance. The following resources are good reference tools for managers and recruiters to ensure their recruitment activities are inclusive.
7 helpful tips for inclusive recruitment, Mark McBride-Wright, Equal Engineers, May 6, 2017
Inclusive Recruitment Support, Department for Work and Pensions
Seven steps to inclusive recruitment, Teresa Norman, EW Group
Work-life balance is becoming more and more important for our diverse workforce. These resources provide sage advice, differing viewpoints, commentary on societal expectations and tips on how to thrive at both work and life.
Drop the Ball Instead of Trying to Do It All, Tiffany Dufu (author of Drop the Ball, achieving more by doing less), Adobe 99U Conference May 9-11
I Know How She Does It, Laura Vanderkam, Portfolio Penguin
Chapter “Make your partner a real partner” in Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg
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 Mentoring Lead
Great Mentors Focus On The Whole Person, Not Just Their Career, Rick Woolworth, Harvard Business Review
Coaching and Mentoring Factsheet, CIPD (note: registration is required with CIPD to access this resource)
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