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"Our business is our people and it is critical that we retain them. It is important to us to support women in making the transition from work to maternity and back again. The Executive Coaching Consultancy, through the provision of maternity coaching helps us to do this and reduce the risk of losing our talent."

Sasha Hardman, Head of HR - Support, Policy & Systems, Allen and Overy

Press coverage

Here are a list of recent articles in sector specific publications as well as the national press.

Dave Goldberg: A Powerful Champion for Women, Careers and Co-parenting

Dave Goldberg: A Powerful Champion for Women, Careers and Co-parenting
Behind every man is a great woman, but behind every great women is a stay-at-home dad.

Tackling the Shortfall in GPs - Flexible Hours is an Answer, Not the Problem

Tackling the Shortfall in GPs - Flexible Hours is an Answer, Not the Problem
There has been a lot of debate in recent years about GP hours, workload, salaries and the need to improve the provision of out-of-hours services. Most of us will have experienced how hard it can be to get an appointment at short notice and of course serious medical problems are no great respecters of evenings or weekends. Geraldine discusses how to tackle this shortfall.

Happy Returns for Lost Talent

Happy Returns for Lost Talent
Accountancy firms can learn from City employers who turn lost talent into returning talent, says Geraldine Gallacher. London firms, over recent years, have become increasingly aware of the cost of losing their talented female executives who leave to start a family.

Happy Returns for Lost Talent

Happy Returns for Lost Talent
Accountancy firms can learn from City employers who turn lost talent into returning talent, says Geraldine Gallacher.

It’s time to negotiate: are you ready?

It’s time to negotiate: are you ready?
Being able effectively to negotiate is a fundamental skill required to be able to get the new job, promotion or pay rise. Yet, because studies UK women earn on average 20% less than men, and occupy fewer leadership positions, immediately there may a perception that women are weaker negotiators than their male counterparts. Woman-On-Top.com spoke to three leading experts to see if women really are weak negotiators and what they can do to become better negotiators if this premise is correct.

Shared Parental Leave Positive Challenge

Shared Parental Leave Positive Challenge
Regulations that come into force next year for shared parental leave will be a positive move for equality but will present challenges for firms, argues Geraldine Gallacher.

Should employers pay for women to freeze their eggs?

Should employers pay for women to freeze their eggs?
A recent story by NBC news revealed that Facebook helps their female employees in the US to pay for the cost of freezing their eggs, while Apple is planning to introduce the policy in January.

Unconscious Discrimination Holding Back Women

Unconscious Discrimination Holding Back Women
When David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet in July, the wave of new female ministers arriving at Number 10 became dubbed “the Downing Street Catwalk”. How different are the sexes really?

Wouldn’t want that job anyway

Wouldn’t want that job anyway
As Generation Y turn their backs on traditional career paths, London’s accountancy firms need to understand their motivations and find out what they do want.

Are Employers Waking Up to the Talent Time Bomb?

Are Employers Waking Up to the Talent Time Bomb?
Two central issues are at the heart of the talent time bomb that employers need to plan for. Geraldine Gallacher discusses the talent shortages and why they will be an issue for employers

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