Women in Leadership

At Morgan McKinley, we recognise the barriers faced by women in advancing their careers up the corporate ladder.  Our own research has not only highlighted the many pitfalls that women in business can face, but also the practices they can adopt to emerge on top, including being more vocal, embracing fear and ensuring the support of a personal mentor. The contribution of women can make a huge impact on business success and  we want to play a part in promoting women in leadership.
 
In 2014, Morgan McKinley launched its global  Women in Leadership  programme and seminars, which focus on developing leaders, empowering women and enabling women to thrive. We have run a number of exciting events and initiatives. 

Women in Leadership Series

The launch of our series of blogs entitled the  Women in Leadership Series  was a real success. Our first compilation of blogs profiled some of our female leaders globally in Morgan McKinley and can be viewed by clicking on the images below:

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Aldagh McDonogh
Transformation Director
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Andrea Webb
People Director
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Karen O'Flaherty
COO Ireland
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Louise Langridge
Joint Managing Director Australia
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Reina Cheng
Managing Director HongKong
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Vanessa Harding-Farrenberg
Joint Managing Director Australia

Q&As Series

We continuously strive to work with a variety of women at senior levels and encourage them to share their success stories. Read the following blogs to learn more about our network of Women in Leadership in the UK:

Workshops, Talks and Research

We facilitated a personal brand workshop to help our own female leaders grow and develop within our business. The aim of this workshop was to help women to think about how they wish to be perceived within their market and how they can make positive changes to put themselves in control of their development.

Female leaders within our business took part in the Keeping Women In  research run by Guidant Group. The aim of this research was to give high-achieving working mothers a voice. It asked them to talk about their lives, to identify barriers to achieving their full career potential and to suggest potential solutions for employers. The outcome of this was the introduction of the concept of work/life blend over work/life balance, something we are now working to provide internally. For more information,   click here  

Mel Forbes, CEO of Guidant Group, was kind enough to offer her time for an interview. She talked openly about her journey to the top, and her goals and struggles along the way. To view the interview   click here

Working Mums

We launched managing maternity workshops; asking our managers and directors to think about how their team members feel when returning to work from a period of extended leave, which led to the introduction of a  return to work programme, offering mentoring to those returning to the workplace after maternity/parental leave and a structured plan to help a working parent integrate back into the business as quickly as possible.

Dress for Success

In 2015 we launched a global partnership with Dress for Success, a global not-for-profit organisation that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
 
Our employees have the opportunity to offer their support through mock interviews or CV tips, as well as becoming a mentor, helping an individual to remain focused on her goals and empowered to succeed.