changemakers

BUD’s June Newsletter – halfway through the year! 

Hello!   It’s been very busy here at BUD, and during June (we can’t believe it’s halfway through the year either) it’s been business as usual. We’re constantly inspired by the people we work with, and there’s been so many things to tell you about!   We’re Hiring!  Want to be part of a diverse and passionate…

Gender inequalities  – why do they happen?

It is well documented that there are gender-related inequalities in some of the UK’s biggest companies and industries.  For example, women make up just 0.81% of all mechanics, technicians and electricians. There is also evidence of a correlation between gender imbalances in industry and a gender pay gap; as an example, Tool makers, tool fitters…

Embracing change – why it matters 

Work IS changing.  Summarised by the Cranfield School of Management, “the nature of work, the workforce and work relations are being reshaped by changing demographics and greater diversity, increased global integration, technological advancement and increased competitive pressures for organisations, both in product markets and for employees due to socio, political and economic shifts.”  You might…

Leading Positive Change – it begins at work 

For a majority, it can often feel like there’s a disconnect between where you work, and what you’re passionate about. While many enjoy their jobs, fewer can say that they feel that they’re enacting real social change at work. Research conducted by the CIPD found “work can have a deep sense of meaning to an…

The Power of Inclusive Leaders

Inclusive leaders are everywhere in our day-to-day lives. They are people who may not even realise that they inspire and motivate us.  In the fall of 2017, I had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Isobel (Izzi) Parsonage at S&C Electric Canada. Although my time there was limited (I was on a 4-month university…