to the summer 2015 edition of PSD's Board Practice InFocus. Whilst many of our
InFocus publications draw together a fairly eclectic selection of articles,
this edition is very definitely themed around Diversity.
Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious bias represent big challenges
for organisations of all sizes across all sectors. There is of course general
acceptance now of the very real value that genuine diversity and inclusion
brings to organisations and, increasingly there is recognition of the
challenges faced when trying to achieve it. However, there is still a great
deal of uncertainty and indeed disagreement about how to achieve it.
This publication pulls together an insightful and often very personal
collection of views and experiences from academics, consultants and business
Jill Lucas, Group CIO for Towergate Insurance, shares her
experience of leadership in a male dominated environment. Dr Esther Cavett
offers a very personal reflection on over 20 years as a City banking lawyer
and partner of a prestigious International law firm, and on her experience
running the city mothers mentoring scheme. Dr Patricia Pryce, visiting fellow
at Cranfield University is a specialist in the development of women leaders.
Here she takes a close look at leadership styles and gender stereotyping.
Nicola Morgan spent 15 years in top HR roles with the global bank UBS AG. Now
running her own Leadership Transformation consultancy, Nicola challenges
some of our perceptions about successful women. Harish Bhayani, founder and
Senior Partner of PRM Diversity Consultants reminds us of the enormity and
complexity of the diversity challenge, and offers some interesting ideas on
how to manage diversity.
I hope that the pieces we have included will
provoke response from some of our readers and that this in turn will inspire
some interesting content for a subsequent publication.
your comments to me - Francesca.Robinson@PSDGroup.com
I look forward to hearing from you, in the meantime my thanks as always to
our illustrious contributors.
Jill Lucas, CIO for Towergate Insurance writes about leadership in a
male dominated environment.
Dr Esther Cavett reflects on over 20 years as a City banking lawyer and her work with the City Mothers mentoring scheme.
Patricia Pryce, Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University takes a look
at leadership styles and gender stereotyping.
Nicola Morgan of
Stella Potentia challenges some of our perceptions about successful
founder and Senior Partner at PRM Diversity Consultants writes about the
complexity of the diversity challenge and how to manage it.