VISION →

Creating a holistic vision for change means replacing the ‘quick fix’ mentality towards women's advancement in organisations and taking a more holistic approach.

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Michelle King
LEADERSHIP →

As leadership behaviours are often gendered, a key component of transforming leadership in organizations is to re-evaluate the leadership culture at your organization to determine if it supports a variety of leadership styles and encourages versatility. This means incorporating gender awareness and sensitivity, diversity of thought and inclusive leadership competencies into the existing role requirements.

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Michelle King
CULTURE →

Unconscious bias training is a useful initiative to help team members identify ingrained biases are a first step towards enlisting broader organizational support for dispelling gender stereotypes. Such training is particularly important with regards to male leaders’ inability to appreciate the different set of challenges and struggles that women face during career advancement.

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Michelle King
SYSTEMS →

Human Resource policies such as those related to hiring and promotion are key processes which may inadvertently server as barrier to women’s advancement. A key recommendation for Human Resource teams is to review their policies and systems related to hiring and talent management to ensure it is free from bias.

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Michelle King
STRUCTURES →

Flexible work practices include any changes to working times, working practices and leave arrangements, mutually agreed between employees and management, which accommodate both organizational needs and the family or lifestyle requirements of staff. Such practices allow organizations to respond to employee needs while continuing to meet business, continuous improvement and service delivery goals.

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Michelle King
PEOPLE →

According to the research firm, Catalyst men have a critical role to play in diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts, including advancing gender diversity in the workplace. Creating a fairer and more inclusive work environment where everyone is valued will require the involvement and support of many people at many levels, including men.

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Michelle King