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
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.
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
47 Interventions to Improve Workplace D&I, Gap Jumpers
5 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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