leadership

Grants and Proposals Guide for Community Businesses and Organisations – Free download

In 2019, as part of the ‘Empowering Places’ programme, BUD partnered with the fantastic people at Co-operatives UK, Centre4 and Power to Change to help connect Community Businesses with opportunities to grow and develop.  “Over the past five years the Empowering Places programme, funded by Power to Change and delivered in partnership with Co-operatives UK,…

Megan Haslam – “As more women get into those rooms, and get into those conversations, more people will realise the benefits”

As part of our Empowering Women in Construction podcast series, we’re broadcasting stories from amazing women across the country. On this week’s episode, we spoke to Megan Haslam. Megan Haslam, Source: https://awards.ciob.org/project/megan-haslam/ Megan has worked for Sir Robert McAlpine for 6 years, and has recently started as a Sustainability Manager. She is also a Chartered Construction…

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…

Diversity and Inclusion: Why Both Matter

The working world has changed drastically ever since COVID began. It is important for individuals and organisations to understand the effect that diversity and inclusion has at their workplaces. It is evident that many workplace dynamics remain the same regardless of COVID’s impact, which has not translated well for most women, especially women of colour….

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…