Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace
Ann Francke

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Narrated By: Kirsty Dillon

Duration: 4 hours and 37 minutes

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Equality at work expert Ann Francke reveals how to understand and tackle the damaging consequences of gender imbalance in the workplace

Gender balance is first and foremost a business issue. McKinsey estimates we could add 28 trillion to global GDP if we achieved gender equality everywhere - that is more than the GDPs of the US and China combined. But it is so much more than that. Gender balance is one of the best levers we can pull to build better managers and leaders at every level, improve team performance and create better cultures where everyone can thrive.

In the Penguin Experts: Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.


Social discrimination & equal treatment, Business innovation, Office & workplace, Business ethics & social responsibility, Management: leadership & motivation, Gender studies, gender groups

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Practical and informed guidance on the diversity imperative and the diversity dividend

Insightful and timely ... A must read for all business leaders

Workplace balance is a goal for all managers. There is nothing more important than gender balance and this book describes why

This is one of the most important issues we face and all of us should ask how we can help make progress. This book offers simple advice on what you can do to make a difference

Francke's no-nonsense approach is useful, practical and non-preachy

The Financial Times September book of the month

A fantastic guide for getting ahead in business. Packed to the brim with practical tips, this book clearly demonstrates how we can work together to fix one of the biggest challenges we face at work. An absolute must read for any leader

Ann ably demonstrates that while there is no silver bullet, there are practices that help organizations achieve gender balance

It is not women who need to change. It requires making a business somewhere women want to work. A wealth of practical tips to help, but ultimately men need to want to make change happen

Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard

Practical, evidence-based and inspiring, this book offers compelling solutions to improve gender balance