March 8, 2013
Today on International Women’s Day the world celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In a growing number of countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam today is even a national holiday.
Here in the UK, we can acknowledge the huge steps that have been taken since this social movement began in America over 100 years ago. We have obtained the right to vote, the equal rights of women have certainly progressed with improving legislation as well as a growing number of women in our boardrooms. But there is a lot more work to be done. (more…)
February 12, 2013
We’ve just completed the CIPS Negotiation Challenge 2013 in partnership with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academies and made an even bigger splash than last year. Targeted at college students aged 16 to 18, it is designed to promote procurement as the profession of choice for young people looking for an exciting career.
What impressed me most last year was the calibre of talent on display and the fact that these young people were so open to the idea of our profession and what it could offer them. (more…)
November 30, 2012
Nearly half of women in middle management are likely to leave their current employer in the next two years, according to a report. Frustrated female middle managers highlight a lack of opportunities and no clarity of career path as two key reasons not to stick around. (more…)
September 6, 2012
SMEs are leading the way for women bosses, according to research from the Quoted Companies Alliance. Around a quarter of smaller UK businesses that have recently hired directors or senior managers were actively seeking female managers, while 38 per cent shortlisted women and almost 30 per cent ended up hiring a woman. (more…)