Seen and Heard

From America to Australia, India, Abu Dhabi, Brazil and Ireland we’re committed to furthering the conversation about how we make workplaces better for employees, their bosses and their organizations. If you’re interested in talking don’t hesitate to ask. Here are some of the recent discussions we’ve been privileged to be part of …

Award: Coolest Company for Diversity

Lead Like A Woman has placed 5th in Jobadvisor’s 2016 Competition for Coolest Companies (Diversity division). Submissions from finalists showed dedicated commitments to diversity and gender equality schemes, as well as awesome projects, programmes and incentives for employees, community and charities.

Why Are Women Really Struggling to Thrive in Our Workplaces?

Recently 85 percent of Australian businesswomen said they were just “functioning” over the past six months at work, with more than 15 percent flat out languishing according to The Australian Pulse of Women In Leadership. What’s going wrong for so many women in our workplaces?

Men think women are holding themselves back

The Australian Pulse of Women in Leadership found Australian men believe women are failing to make the move into leadership roles because they have difficulty juggling work/life commitments, lack qualifications and are less ambitious. Some of the results of the research were as we thought they would be. But some were quite shocking, even to us.

Women don’t need ‘fixing’, leadership needs changing

White paper Unleashing the Butterfly Effect for Women, Leadership and Work documents how and why our current approaches to move more women into the boardroom continue to fall short of the targets. It highlights new research that shows people are placing more value on inherent feminine traits, like compassion and collaboration, and less on command-and-control as a form of leadership.

Men Blame Women For The Lack Of Female Executives In Australian Companies

A recent study has found that 60% of Australian businessmen believe women have the same career opportunities as they do but are failing to make the most of what’s available to them. The survey highlights the disconnect between the male and female perceptions in the workplace and the pressure of having to fit into traditional models of leadership.

Are women in business holding themselves back?

Survey co-author and business and diversity strategist Megan Dalla-Camina said that Australian businesses needed to embrace the concept of gender intelligence. “That means understanding the unique qualities both men and women bring to the leadership table and collectively harnessing these for the greater good.”

Lack of female business leaders women’s fault according to men

The survey of more than 1,000 professionals – which examined Australian workers attitudes as to what makes an effective leader and the role of women in the workplace – did show some consensus between the sexes. Both agreed that Australian businesses would benefit if there were more women in leadership positions. What do you think?

Study: Women ‘less ambitious’ than men

The study, which surveyed more than 1000 professionals, found Australian men believed less women were making the move into leadership positions because they struggled to find a work-life balance, lacked qualifications and were less driven. But business and diversity strategist Megan Dalla-Camina told Tom Elliott no actual research found women lacked ambition. Hear the interview here.

Attitudes to Women in Workplace

Co-author of a workplace study Megan Dalla-Camina and former Statewide Drive Presenter Kathy Bedford spoke to Prue Bentley about a study showing men believe a lack of ambition is what holds women back. Click here to listen.

Are women at fault?

A new survey has revealed 60 per cent of Australian businessmen believe women have the same career opportunities as men, and only have themselves to blame for not making the most of the opportunities available. Are they right?

Australian men think women hold themselves back at work and lack ambition: study

Australian businessmen believe women are failing to get ahead in the workplace because of the difficulty in managing the ‘work/life’ juggle, as well as their lack of qualifications and ambition. More than 80% of women say the ‘work/life’ juggle is the biggest barrier, and 63% of men agree. What do you think?

What does it take to flourish at work?

Eighty-three percent of Australians describe themselves as just functioning at work over the past six months, with nearly 15 percent flat out languishing and this is particularly true for women according to The Australian Pulse of Women In Leadership. Where are we going wrong?

Australian men say female workers only have themselves to blame for not reaching the top of their professions

A poll of 1,000 professional workers has revealed 19 per cent of Australian men blame women’s ‘lack of ambition’ for stopping them reaching the top of their profession and taking leadership roles. Interestingly, 13 per cent of women also agreed with their male counterparts in the survey by workplace consultant Positive Leaders. How can this be?

Businessmen Say Women Lack Ambition

Most Australian businessmen blame women for failing to reach the top, citing family commitments and lack of ambition. Yet if we want women to flourish in workplaces it’s time we stopped focusing on ways to “fix the women” and allowed them to show up authentically recognizing that feminine traits now deliver bottom-line organizational value.

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