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This website section has been put together in response to The Lord Davies Review which has outlined recommendations on how to increase the number of women on corporate boards.

It contains details of the recommendations, the business rationale for increasing women in leadership roles, and outlines actions and practical suggestions for ways in which organisations can respond to the recommendations and increase the number of women on their board. Over the coming months Opportunity Now will work to further develop practical ways in which to support our members in following these recommendations.

Opportunity Now helps employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace because it makes good business sense. It works with its membership of employers, from the private, public and education sectors to offer tailored, practical and pragmatic advice on workplace issues.
Making Diversity Work for You and Your People. Many organisations are taking steps to ensure employees are placed to give their best performance, to recruit from a widening talent pool and to empower their managers with inclusive leadership qualities. The trends analysis from  the Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity benchmaring survey represents findings from 76 UK employers, representing a combined workforce of 1.3 million. 
Containing insights and stories from some of the great leaders Opportunity Now works with, this insightful peice is intended to inspire others to be Change Agents, to give you the ideas and tools that you need to transform your own organisational culture.  If you are a leader in your organisation, draw from these examples and consider our recommendations. Diversity and HR practitioners or others who influence or support leaders will take useful learning from how our Change Agents made progress.A Change Agent can develop a change programme, mentor and support women who then become role models in their own right, and set an example for others to follow.   
 
 
Why is childcare of importance to employers. Find out in this toolkit that also gives guidance and a checklist for action
Opportunity Now the gender campaign from Business in the Community
Important issues to consider when including diversity in an employee survey include --
Agile working encompasses working in a flexible way, such as part-time or compressed hours or regularly working away from the office as either a remote or mobile worker, perhaps working from home or from another office or client site, away from the rest of the team. This research showed a clear link between agile working and employee engagement but also a career penalty for agile workers. Management skills and leadership emerged as important factors successfully embedding agility as a business solution in organisations. These themes are explored in this research through focus groups in four different organisations with managers, teams and agile workers.