Katie talks to Penny James about gender equality, networking, leadership skills, mentors, when to hire a coach, and her journey to the chief executive’s role, in the latest episode of WeQual’s CEOs Uncut series.
The CEO of Direct Line Group talks eruditely, candidly, expansively and exclusively about the challenges she faces as head of the insurance group, and what it means to have an ExCo with more women than men.
Penny also reveals the surprising way in which the few women CEOs of FTSE-listed companies support each other – and her own tips for “being made up” to the C-suite.
The sixth episode in our groundbreaking series of CEO interviews is available to download at WeQual – and wherever you download podcasts.
We have another first for the WeQual Unfiltered CEOs Uncut series this week with a look at how one FTSE company achieved a 50/50 gender equal executive committee.
In Episode Four, WeQual Founder, Katie Litchfield runs the rule over Marston’s and with CEO Ralph Findlay.
Ralph has overseen the FTSE 250 brewer and pub company becoming more diverse, equal and inclusive and ultimately more profitable.
This change was highlighted by a £780m deal with Carlsberg during the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can listen now on our website and listen back to early episodes, which include exclusive interviews with the CEOs of Rolls Royce and Kellogg’s, as well as Dame Inga Beale, the first women CEO of Lloyd’s of London.
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