Lloyds Ethnic Diversity Plan Is ‘Credit Positive,’ Moody Says

In light of the increasing emphasise being placed on the importance of ethnic diversity in the workplace, Lloyds Banking Group PLC is making efforts to improve staff diversity.  Moody's Investors Service, has called these efforts "credit positive". Measures outlined in the UK bank's "Race Action" plan, which includes promoting more black employees to senior roles [...]

By |2020-08-03T12:49:54+00:00July 25th, 2020|Uncategorized, voice|0 Comments

Representation matters – Goldman Sachs CEO wants more diversity in bank leaders now

Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer David Solomon said Wednesday there is "no excuse" why the bank's recruits from top U.S. universities are not more diverse, and said he wants to move faster to increase diversity among the bank's senior ranks. Goldman has set some of the most aggressive and specific goals among the big banks [...]

By |2020-07-23T15:54:05+00:00July 23rd, 2020|voice|0 Comments

Goldman Sachs executive’s email making plea for racial equality goes viral at firm

An e-mail by a Mr Frederick Baba, a managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, about his experiences of racial injustice and criticising managers at the Wall Street bank for not supporting junior bankers from diverse backgrounds went viral at the firm. On the e-mail, Mr Baba shared a detailed account of his experiences witnessing [...]

By |2020-07-22T20:58:54+00:00June 5th, 2020|voice|0 Comments

Sharon White leaves OFCOM to join John Lewis Partnership

OFCOM (UK'S communications regulator) Chief Executive, Sharon White is set to replace Sir Charlie Mayfield in early 2020 as the next chair of John Lewis Partnership.  White will be on a salary of just under £1m. Black women lead -we raise a glass to celebrate this sister and thank her for representing.  Representation matters.  We [...]

By |2020-08-03T11:53:50+00:00June 6th, 2019|voice|0 Comments

Employees say discrimination affects careers

CITY A.M. published a very poor article about how, 'just under a third of black employees say that discrimination has affected their career progression'. The accuracy of this article is questionable and appears to be inaccurate based upon the statistics shared by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Firstly the article does not [...]

By |2017-12-05T01:12:15+00:00December 4th, 2017|voice|0 Comments

Financial Conduct Authority deviates from its own diversity targets

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released statistics that show the percentage of women in its senior leadership team has declined from 39 per cent in 2016 to 36 per cent in 2017. In addition only two per cent of the FCA's senior leadership team identify as black, Asian and ethnic minority The FCA has [...]

By |2017-11-03T21:18:03+00:00October 31st, 2017|voice|0 Comments

Executive Presence

Ever wondered what makes individuals in leadership roles tick?  What sets them apart from the rest? It is easy for one to find themselves stuck in a mid-management role, overlooked for promotion and never making the necessary traction needed to get to the next level.  Basically stuck!  This can be a confusing and frustrating and [...]

By |2017-10-25T22:38:40+00:00October 10th, 2017|voice|0 Comments

Phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou – our favourite quotes

Dr Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on the 4th of April 1928. Angelou, was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  Her poems include – Phenomenal Woman and Still I rise to [...]

By |2017-10-23T21:01:00+00:00October 8th, 2017|voice|0 Comments

How To Ask For A Pay Rise

Research If you feel undervalued within your company then you probably are. Know what is expected of you and be sure you are over-delivering. Then look at job advertisements to judge how much competitors pay employees in similar roles to yours. Document instances where you have gone above and beyond and taken initiatives that added [...]

By |2017-10-23T21:17:55+00:00October 7th, 2017|voice|0 Comments

Nine per cent BBC Gender Pay Gap revealed

BBC's Statutory Gender Pay Report 2017 has revealed that men working for the BBC earn an average of 9.3% more than women. The figure covers all staff, on and off air, and has been put down to the fact that the percentage of female members is higher at the lower grades of the organisation, with [...]

By |2017-10-23T21:20:58+00:00October 6th, 2017|voice|0 Comments