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Video: Rufus Norris on diversity at the National Theatre #IWD2016

 

We ended our International Women’s Day dash around London with an interview with the Director of the National Theatre, Rufus Norris.  Here, Rufus talks about the importance of a national institution representing the nation through the people who work there.

[Disclosure: Rufus is an old pal so forgive us some giggles at the start when he tells us who he is 🙂 ]

Helen Keegan and I spent International Women’s Day interviewing women (and some men) in tech (and other sectors!) in London about their experience of gender in the workplace and where we’re at with equality. We’re releasing the audio as podcasts over the next couple of days with minimal editing. We will produce a digest of all the conversations later in the week.

Podcast: Tracy Dorée & Russell Buckley of Spring Partners @tracydoree @russellbuckley #IWD2016

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Tracy and Russell talk about their investments and how they run the partnership based on the belief that diverse teams deliver better results.  As far as we know, they’re the only gender-balanced venture firm at partner level.  They share their experience of gender balance in entrepreneurs getting funding.

Helen Keegan and I spent International Women’s Day interviewing women (and some men) in tech (and other sectors!) in London about their experience of gender in the workplace and where we’re at with equality. We’re releasing the audio as podcasts over the next couple of days with minimal editing. We will produce a digest of all the conversations later in the week.

If it ain’t broke

Thanks to Tim Davies in the comments of “No to Quotas” for helping me see why I’m getting worked up about this one.

Where is the problem that we’re trying to solve here?

The problem with Innovation Edge wasn’t that the wrong people turned up. It wasn’t that certain groups or parts of society weren’t represented in the whole. It was that hundreds of super smart people did turn up and then were strapped into their seats and lectured to by a very small group of super smart people. It wasn’t a diversity problem – it was a power problem.

No matter which event we’re talking about, what I’m interested in participating in is a shift in designing gatherings in terms of the form and the rules of engagement, the way that a wide multiplicity of views and opinion can be expressed and worked through in conversation rather than meddling with the composition of the group.

Too late on a Sunday to be writing any more, but there is more to say.