Karen’s practice is informed by the latest evidence.
Karen continues to share her insights through a range of research and working papers.
She stays up to date with emerging research in the areas of leadership, leadership development, coaching, and gender-balanced leadership. Her focus is on continuously exploring new ideas and their implications for practice. Her writing brings that to life, and identifies practical steps by which leaders can become more effective.
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Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s 2015 collaboration for The New York Times highlights how the discussion about gender balanced leadership has progressed | The surprising paradox of meritocracy
Unconscious beliefs about women’s innate intellectual ability affects their take-up not just in STEM careers, but in any field that emphasizes innate ‘brilliance’ or raw talent as critical to success
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Other Working Papers
Board members on gender diverse boards believe they add more organisation value, have more effective Chairs, have directors who act with greater integrity, are more vigilant about remuneration and performance, and require better documentation of responsibilities.
X Factor CPO Leadership
In 2011, Karen conducted a research project for The Faculty management consultants, identifying CPO leadership factors. You can request the white paper summarising the research here. Each year since then, an outstanding CPO is awarded CPO of the Year. In 2015 the award went to Richard Allen of Telstra.
Reports of interest
In Europe, women make up less that 40% of scientific and administrative board membership, 80% of A grade academic staff are men and only 36% of research performing organisations had introduced gender equality plans.
Highlights key differences in women’s pay, using national data from all Australian reporting organizations – $100k annual gap for high earner and career-long penalty for women.
Profiles career blockers for women and emphasizes the critical role that frontline managers play in supporting women’s career aspirations.
Reviews research and makes recommendations on how best to harness diversity. Identifies methods to manage diversity without engendering resistance.
Independent Review into Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, including Predatory Behaviour in Victoria Police
Independent inquiry into discrimination in the Victoria Police found a culture of entrenched discrimination and sexual harassment.
The Global Gender Gap Index 2015 ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators.
McKinsey blog that examines expectations about how men’s and women’s behaviour, identifying differences in power as significant in explaining the greater leadership opportunity that men enjoy.