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!

OTHER LOCAL D&I GROUPS / RESOURCES
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If you know of any other local active groups, please get in touch.

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.

How women can help fill the oil and gas industry’s talent gap, McKinsey Report, October 2019

Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, Penguin Business Experts

Gender Balance: A Strategic Imperative for Business?, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, TEDxHultLondon

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.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace - Why Men's Work Life Balance Matters to Everyone, Ian Dinwiddy, Inspiring Dads

Infographic: Actions Men Can Take To Create an Inclusive Workplace, Catalyst

Men as Change Agents, Women's Business Council, Government Equalities Office

flexible working

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

47 Interventions to Improve Workplace D&I, Gap Jumpers

5 steps to inclusive recruitment, Teresa Norman, EW Group 

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

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

 

MENTORING

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)

HERE'S WHAT'S ON OUR BOOKSHELVES

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!

 

 

 

OUR FAVOURITE PODCASTS

Whether we're at the gym, commuting or just listening at home, we love a good podcast.  Here are our top picks!

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