The Gender Equality Balancing Act

By Alan Foster, National Grid UK Chief Financial Officer.

In January 2018, National Grid will sponsor the Leadership Conference for Women in Energy – Europe in London. It’s a timely reminder that there’s still a lot of work to do to achieve parity between men and women in senior leadership roles in energy and beyond. Alan Foster, National Grid’s UK Chief Financial Officer, explains.

You only have to scan the newspapers and airwaves from the past 12 months to recognise that gender equality in the workplace remains an issue.

Rescuing and Repurposing Bikes: Republic Services' Rachel Klein Receives Community Leadership Award


Republic Services of Idaho Business Development Manager, Rachel Klein, was recently recognized with the COMPASS-Leadership in Motion Award by the Community Planning Association of Southwestern Idaho. The COMPASS award is given by the mayors and commissioners in the area to deserving professionals and individuals that display leadership and give back to the community.

What Is Effective Leadership? 'It Comes Down to Four Things'


Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine asked five high-​profile executives, including Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Demchak. 

What do you believe to be the most important ingredients of successful leadership? Bill's interview from the magazine is below.

Effective leadership can take many forms, but in my experience, it comes down to four things.

Duke Energy Executive Vice President, Lloyd Yates, Named to List of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors


Lloyd Yates doesn’t forget the people who gave him a lift.

His parents, who insisted that he do something with his life. The Salvation Army, which provided a safe space to play. And the mentors who offered advice, friendship and the codes to crack to rise through the ranks of a major corporation.

As a kid growing up in a tough, racially segregated town near Philadelphia, an executive future seemed unlikely. He didn’t meet doctors, lawyers or businesspeople. The only affluent African-Americans he knew of were professional athletes or entertainers.

Three BNY Mellon Leaders Named OUTstanding Role Models

Executives featured on 2017 OUTstanding LGBT+ and Ally Lists, presented by the FT

BNY Mellon’s Mitchell E. Harris, Michael Cole-Fontayn and Dario Parente are being honored for their impact on LGBT+ inclusion inside and outside the workplace.

Mitchell Harris, CEO of Investment Management, and Michael Cole-Fontayn, EMEA Chairman, are both named on the OUTstanding Leading Ally Executives List, presented by the FT. This list includes the top 50 ally executives dedicated to promoting LGBT+ inclusion through their work and in their communities.

VMware Named to the 2017 Fortune Future 50 List


VMware is pleased to announce that the company has been named to the first ever Fortune Future 50 list. VMware ranked no. 6 in the Leaders category (companies with a market value above $20 billion).

Companies on this list are ranked on a multitude of factors, including their external market potential and internal capability-based lens. Rankings are based on the following five core beliefs:

Tetra Tech Congratulates Its Leadership Academy Graduating Class of 2017

Preparing another set of high-achieving technical leaders to provide our clients with innovative solutions

On October 7, 2017, Tetra Tech’s Leadership Academy Class of 2017 successfully completed the company’s annual corporate professional development program. The Leadership Academy prepares project managers to become outstanding business leaders to better serve their clients.


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