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Life as a woman in a world full of men

In June 2016, Oliver Wyman, the global management consultancy, released its second paper on women’s progress in the financial services sector. The report includes an analysis of 381 financial services organisations globally, including South Africa, and found that at the rate of current progress, executive…

Are women just bored of boards?

There’s something really special about family holidays, maybe it’s the sleep; or the time; or maybe it’s the sea… whatever it is, the soul is somehow enriched and we most often come away remembering who we really are. It’s the “who really are” part that seems…

Same, same but different

Being a princess has to be the best part of being a woman.  I love my mornings faffing and preening and choosing exactly the shoes and the blouse and the skirt and the heels I feel calling out to me for the day; and then…

Daddy’s courageous princess

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I’ve said it before,  I love men! Sitting watching my sons cricket in a gaggle of dads reminds me of why: the banter; the camaraderie the fun; it’s so incredibly appealing! There’s a special kind of energy that a group of men bring.  Its tangible…

The Mowgli Syndrome

This post was cowritten by the genius D’ave Meyer who also gets the point just right and makes work such a barrel of laughs.  At the FOUNDeRY, we’ve managed to celebrate a few successes in this morass we call corporate innovation (we’re lucky, we live within a…

How not to fail in corporate innovation…

2016 has been a year of discovery, of adventure, of breaking boundaries.  For many it’s been a year of unparalleled innovation – especially for those of us that live in experimental spaces. We’ve long known that innovation is for the brave – those souls who…

Our book is yet unwritten

As we travel down the road to banking innovation and focus on attracting incredible talent, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we have a slight problem Houston…it seems that banks have a bad rap!

Banking on the future

Not my usual – but some ramblings in a more serious note for those needing inspiration in this space… Gender programs are many and varied and, although we are definitely leaps ahead of the bra-burning 70’s, we still have work to do in creating sustainable…

5 Simple steps to creating a cultural shift

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Men are more competitive than women! That’s according to a recent study completed at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Their data shows that even among highly competitive college athletes, men have a slight edge on their female counterparts when it comes to overall competitiveness.…

Women love competing too

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To my dear fellow professional Thank you for sharing your views that we should worry less about playing “numbers games” with women on leadership teams and should rather ensure that women are well paid and acknowledged as successful deal-makers, that we don’t have to play games since the board structures…

Why women have to play Board games

I am a superhero! The revelation just hit me…I’m Superman! Except that I can’t fly. And I don’t have the 6-pack. And I don’t have the cape or the outy undies…okay so I’m not really superman. But I can magically transform into my alto ego…

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