Entries by Stephanie Dillon

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Women Returners – is your organisation missing out?

As companies grapple with how to increase their gender diversity, particularly with the recent findings from the gender pay gap reporting, it is still surprising how many businesses have not incorporated women returners into their talent acquisition strategies. Mired by last minute recruitment briefings from line managers, applicant tracking systems designed to filter applicants out, […]

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Want to increase DIVERSITY in your organisation?

If you want to increase diversity, then you need to think like an entrepreneur. Could adopting the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs be the key to senior leaders moving the dial on D&I?  It occurs to me that these qualities are the exact qualities leaders must bring to their roles in order be make real and […]

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Where did my maternity leave go?

Does this sound familiar? After child one, two, three or four (in fact, who’s counting?!) your maternity leave happens to extend into a career break, which leads to you becoming a full time mum and thus starts a blur of school runs, a feeling all you’re doing is constantly feeding your tribe and the fear […]

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11 reasons why your returner programme didn’t go to plan

(and things to consider next time!) Returner programmes are becoming increasingly popular. Rightly so when one considers the enormous amount of talent estimated to be ready to reignite their career yet lacking in ways to access employment. PWC’s 2016 report titled the £1billion potential of Women Returners highlighted that a suspected 427,000 highly qualified women […]

The Part-time Executive Pipeline

The Problem As a nation we’ve been hammering on about the need for more senior part-time positions for well over two decades. Yet stubbornly corporations seem to adopt a normative posture; few acknowledge the vital importance of the part-time labour market and its direct, inextricable links to our dwindling pipeline of female talent as we […]

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What happened to the On-Ramps?

In 2005 the Harvard Business Review published an article under Career Planning titled Off-Ramps and On-Ramps – Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Carolyn Buck Luce. At the time the article stimulated great debate and discussion, both in the US and the UK, around the reasons women were […]