Top Companies are Still Lacking Women in Top Leadership

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I’m all about helping people, especially women, reach their full potential as authentic leaders – as you’ve probably noticed by now! It’s a subject close to my heart, and when I saw that there are only 14 women chief executives at the helm of the top 200 companies, and 24 women CFOs, it gave me […]

Just the Facts Ma’am – The Statistics on Women and Boards – Sonia MC

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According to the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs, women make up nearly half of the world’s population of 7 billion people. In many countries, such as Australia, The United States, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, The United Kingdom and most of Europe, females actually outnumber the males. With such a large population of […]

Why Your Business Isn’t as Gender Inclusive as You Think

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‘’How gender inclusive is your business?’’ ‘’It’s very inclusive. About 50% of our employees are women. We have a new policy which encourages female recruitment.’’ ‘’That’s great! How many women do you have on your board?’’ ‘’Oh. One.’’ ‘’And how many female execs do you have?’’ ‘’Umm…one.’’ ‘’OK. What about your senior leadership team? What […]

Building an Effective Leadership Strategy for Succession Planning and Growth

Great leaders know that planning is an indispensable process that can improve their organisation’s growth and sustainability. This is why many companies devote so much time and resources to developing plans for every major component of their business. Your business plans shouldn’t end with corporate budgets, sales projections, hiring policies and marketing practices. According to […]

Board Leadership: Part 1

The ability of to oversee and govern your organisation, define its values, mission, and goals, and also create its culture, comes down to your board’s relative strength. Building a strong board is a difficult task for CEOs, board Chairs, and allied board members, but it is more important than ever. Over the past several years, […]

We Lead Our World

I remember taking a leap of faith in myself and focusing on my passion, purpose – and what made me different! I owned that difference to start LeadershipHQ. It took courage, passion, determination and guts to do this. To not try and compete or be like anyone else. To be just me. Just different. And […]

Building a Female Eco-System in Leadership

To have the best shot at lasting success, it is important that women in business don’t remain on the surface of the business world. Business women need to weave themselves into an eco-system where they can offer and receive professional support. The ‘boys club’ might not seem as exclusive as it once was, but the […]

How to lead a difficult team!

When working with teams, you’re essentially working with a given number of individuals, and problems are going to arise. If you consider the sheer number of personality tests you can get your hands on, you can see there are such a variety of personality traits; including the strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes and ways of working […]

Diversity of thought – a powerful tool

It’s not what you say but how you say it. Did you also know it’s not what you think but how you think it? Diversity is more than race or culture, and bigger than gender too. Diversity of thought, or thought diversity, is a relatively new concept, as explored by consulting and professional services company […]

11 Ways to Make it Happen

Let’s face it; last year was either pretty awful or truly awesome for many of us. Unfortunately the brain is predisposed to focus on the crap! Those threats, the negatives – and they hit us hard and tend to stay with us longer. We can change our focus and let’s make 2017 happen for us […]