Author: Kirsty Trafford-Owen

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

Diversity & Inclusion in 2020: What’s Really Changed?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 6th October

In one of the most tumultuous years in modern times, we asked ourselves: what has actually changed for Diversity and Inclusion?

Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Breastfeeding and the Return to Work 

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 27th August

For millions of women, breastfeeding is vital to the health and happiness of mother and baby. Working life should never stand in the way. 

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. 

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