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Podcasts and Videos

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How to tackle unconscious bias at work: McKinsey video: Addressing Unconscious Bias

What stands between a woman and her success?  Listen to what Dame Carol Black has to say about it: Desert Island Discs with Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge

What can women do to progress? Kirsten Pressner, Head of HR at Roche Diagnostics, thinks we can do a lot: Kristen Pressner - Global Women in Leadership (WIL Economic Forum, Dubai) Keynote Address

Is being vulnerable a strength or a weakness?  Hear the expert's view: TED Talk Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

How can we improve our confidence by changing our posture? TED Talk Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

How do men benefit from gender equality?  Michael Kimmel tells you here: TED Talk Michael Kimmel: Why gender diversity is good for everyone, including men

Do you have a growth mindset or one that's fixed and will stand in the way of success?  Dr. Carol Dweck will tell you how you can change your outlook to become more successful: TED Talk Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

Ever heard of the Chimp Brain that contributes to stress in a negative way?  There are ways to cage the beast.  Here is how: TEDx Steve Peters: Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind

21st Century Leadership is all about feminine values.  Here is why: TEDx John Gerzema: The Athena Doctrine

Read more about the author of The Athena DoctrineJohnGerzema.com

This advert shows how deeply rooted gender stereotypes are in our children: Like a girl!

This article lists 5 of the best TED Talks about Diversity in the Workplace.

Books and articles

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Great summary of insights from 'Ordinary People, Extraordinary Contributions!' conference held in June 2017 by Clare McDonald of Computer Weekly.

In today’s workplace, there is no such thing as a typical leader. Read this article to help you identify your own unique leadership style: Business Grapevine: "5 Tips to Find Your Leadership Style" by Amanda Cullen

A woman's career path is different from that of a man.  Read this article to find out how and why: The Daily Telegraph: "Jungle Gyms and Career Ladders" by Cara Moore

Confidence is like the balance on a bank account: sometimes it's up, sometimes it's down.  Read this article to help you keep the piggy bank full: The Daily Telegraph: “How to Be Confident and Overcome the Imposter Syndrome in 6 steps”  by Cara Moore

This article tells you how power posing gives you confidence: The Daily Telegraph: "How Power Posing Can Boost Your Career" by Katie Driver

Want to take stress out of the equation on holiday? Read this article: The Daily Telegraph: "How to Stop Thinking about Work and Unwind on your Holiday" by Katie Driver

Bias - conscious or unconscious - is a natural way for our brains to protect us.  But it doesn't always serve our best interests.  This article summarises ways in which we can challenge unhelpful bias to ensure we get all the important facts right. Women's Agenda:  Your Bias is Limiting You: Try this to overcome it!

Being different: This article gives great reasons for sticking to being who we are, no matter how difficult it might be at times.  Fortune: Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Like Men At Work

This article shares Anne-Marie Slaughter's views on how not to be perfectThe Guardian: Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter

Carol Dweck's book on growth vs. fixed mindset - a MUST read for anyone who cares about self-development: Mindset by Carol Black

Packed with stories and research, this book is the platform for Amy Cuddy's power-posing story: Presence by Amy Cuddy

What does it take to be successful?  Here's the number one best-seller book that answers this question: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The science behind successHBR: The making of a corporate athlete

This book shows you how we sabotage ourselves and our reactions, how we make ourselves more or less prone to stress, and how to learn to take charge of your brainThe Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters

Packed with research and examples, this book shows you what the future of business and leadership looks like: The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future by John Gerzema and Michael D'Antonio