Author: Kirsty Trafford-Owen

Fresh insights on recruiting strategies, Diversity and inclusion and the latest at Druthers Search.

5 Anti-Racism Accounts To Follow on Instagram 

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 8th June

Over the last week, the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved into a social movement, all over the world. There are lots of voices that we can be following at the moment to teach us more about anti-racism, but here are a few. 

The Importance Of BAME Networks: An Interview With Richard Etienne

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 27th May

Well, if diversity and inclusion had a slogan, it would be, "I see you”.

Working From Home(schooling): A Guide For Parents

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 12th May

For parents, the challenges of turning the home into a functional office and classroom can quickly prove overwhelming, let alone learning the necessary skills to teach while also adapting to the unique demands of remote working and life under lockdown. Here are the things that parents can do to make the next few months more manageable.

Will Gen Z Smash The Glass Ceiling In The Workplace?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 7th April

There may be splinters and cracks in the metaphorical glass ceiling over every woman and minority group, but it’s still there.

International Women’s Day: Celebrating 6 Inspirational Women in STEM

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Saturday 7th March

Women’s roles in the workplace have significantly progressed over the past 100 years, but STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industries remain heavily male-dominated.

5 Diversity & Inclusion Milestones Over The Past Decade

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 3rd March

Over the past 4 years, we’ve said a lot about the importance of diverse and inclusive workplaces. And with a new decade ahead of us, we’re feeling reflective on the positive progress made so far - and how we can build upon it. Here are 5 milestones for diversity and inclusion in the workplace over the past decade.

Why It’s Time To Talk (More) About The Gender Pay Gap

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 8th October

Remember back in 2018, when companies with more than 250 employees published their gender pay gap figures for the first time? Their results confirmed what we already suspected: the gender pay gap is very much real.

Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs: An Interview With Izzy Obeng

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 19th September

We spoke to our good friend and Founding Director of Foundervine, Izzy Obeng, about their work helping diverse, underserved entrepreneurs build start-ups from scratch. 

6 Ways To Support Parents In The Workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Friday 30th August

A recent study discovered that 43 percent of women and nearly a quarter (23 percent) of men will leave their full-time STEM job after having their first child.  Supporting parents in the workplace isn’t just a fluffy, nice-to-have concept. It’s a key component of your staff retention strategy. 

You Can Help To Level The Playing Field For Women In Sport – Here’s How

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 21st August

It’s been a good time for women in sport. We celebrated the England Lionesses as they scored their way to the World Cup semi-finals; looked on in awe as 15 year old Coco Gauff beat her idol Venus Williams at Wimbledon; and cheered on the England netball team as they once again made it to the semi-finals of this year’s World Cup.  Yet there’s one goal that women in sport are yet to score: gender equality.

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