So you want to be a mentor?

So you want to be a mentor?

Mentoring is a great way to learn new things, provide support and develop people.  It is also one of the most effective ways to redress inequality in the workplace.   There are benefits for all involved, including organisations, but it does require some...
10 Benefits of maternity coaching for organisations

10 Benefits of maternity coaching for organisations

The maternity transition is a life event that can have a lasting effect on women’s careers.  Organisations that recognise and provide support at this time, stand to benefit hugely, in terms of productivity, performance and inclusion measures..  Here are the...
Don’t mention the “C” word

Don’t mention the “C” word

WELL, THE C-WORD GETS BANDIED AROUND A LOT; WOMEN WE WORK WITH MENTION IT OFTEN, WE’VE FELT IT, LOST IT, ADMIRED IT IN OTHERS, EVEN FELT SLIGHTLY QUEASY ABOUT IT. Since launching Birdsoup, we’ve encountered it in a few different ways. I recently met a very confident...
Women and Work: Things are getting better

Women and Work: Things are getting better

So I woke up this morning to a lovely, sunny International Women’s Day and felt full of optimism.  It feels like over the past 12 months things have moved to another level: more diverse voices are speaking out and to a greater extent they are being heard.  We all know...