About me

(c) Cleo 2015Hello, and welcome to The Gender Blog – a place where I write about all manner of things diversity, inclusion, gender and feminism related.

I am a diversity and inclusion professional, who maintains a successful senior corporate career alongside a freelance global writing, speaking, blogging and social media habit. I’ve worked for companies which include PricewaterhouseCoopers,  Credit Suisse, Australian engineering conglomerate WorleyParsons, AXA and Plan International and I was the proud recipient of a 2011 World of Difference award from the International Alliance of Women for my work in supporting the economic empowerment of women and girls around the world. I am also a coach, an experienced conference and workshop moderator and have been trained to deliver bias awareness and stereotype-reduction classroom events and follow up sessions. I believe that impact is more important than intent, I often wear pink and I would like to ban the word “banter” in the workplace.

If you’d like to discuss writing or consulting projects, please contact me via cleo at the gender blog dot com – thank you.

Recent client engagements have included: speaking on the gender pay gap at events hosted by Shoreditch House and Soho House; designing a back to work programme to attract women rebuilding their career after a break; running bias awareness workshops in five different countries; chairing the University of Southampton’s International Women’s Day celebrations; designing and launching an employee engagement survey; and drafting anti-harassment and discrimination policies for a major charity.

2015_ Bloggers Lounge_CHARITY AND SOCIAL finalist

I started blogging in 2007 (for my then employer, for whom I wrote and edited over 80 posts) and set up my own blog in 2009. I’m very proud that The Gender Blog was nominated as a finalist in the 2015 Bloggers’ Lounge Awards – Charity & Social category.

As well as blogging, I have written for a number of other websites, particularly The Glass Hammer and Evolved Employer.  Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss a sponsored post, a writing or speaking assignment or an interim diversity and inclusion consulting project.

Recent client feedback on some sponsored content:

“The post looks awesome. It’s been great working with you. I hope we can do so again sometime soon.”

Note: I do not accept product placements unless there is a very clear gender or diversity based, positive angle; however, I appreciate hearing about new material relating to gender and business and having the opportunity to review books (fiction and non fiction) and other media releases. 

If you’d like to discuss writing or consulting projects, please contact me via cleo at the gender blog dot com – thank you.

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