Let me tell you a story: Once upon a time in a galaxy really quite nearby there was a mighty Corporation whose name was known far and wide ruled over by Wise and Powerful Rulers. And one day the Wise and Powerful rulers saw that the...

When you talk about promoting gender diversity in senior positions within a country or organisation, some people respond by saying that, although it’s a really important subject, we can’t only look at women in the workplace because we risk alienating others and that we should...

One of the joys and surprises of networking is never knowing exactly what the outcome will be! On Saturday April 18th in Mumbai I was privileged to be present when the Steps India team presented a three hour Learning and Development Workshop for the South Mumbai...

What does a pilot look like? Late last year, Steps undertook some street interviews as part of a research project with ENEI (the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion). We wanted to explore individual unconscious bias in action and so we asked our interviewees the simple...

Happy New Year! We all wish for a positive and successful year ahead, hoping 2015 will bring renewal and abundance; healthy communities, more efficient and inspiring workplaces and happier people around. So, what is happiness? There are a number of documentaries, books, writings and discussions dealing...

November heralded the start of a new initiative within the Steps office: Wellvember. Not to be confused with Movember (!), the idea was for the month of November to focus our thinking every day on things – big or small – that contributed to the...

It's Thursday 6 February - 'Time to Talk' Day. The first event of it's kind, aimed at starting conversations about mental health. So, what does this issue look like in a practical, workplace setting? According to the Office for National Statistics, one in four British...

Attending the reception at the British High Commission in Delhi & Bangalore Tuesday evening, and we're off to an evening reception at the British High Commission in Delhi. The official Downing Street Press group photo of the delegation with the PM was taken at this event...

My alarm goes off at 5.15am. Shave with hand soap, a horrible experience. (Having had my shaving foam confiscated at Heathrow!) Bus at 6.00am for the airport. In our briefing notes it says ‘breakfast on the plane’. I have all my luggage with me. Because I...

Arrive Heathrow airport at 3.00pm for a 6.00pm flight Virgin Atlantic to Mumbai. We have to report to Virgin VIP area. At the end of the flight (9½ hours) we land in Mumbai and are due to go straight to Hindustan Unilever 9.00am for the PM...