CMI Women

Developing the world’s strongest pipeline of female managers and leaders

CMI is all about developing and enabling brilliant leaders; giving them the management skills they need to fulfill their own potential and unlock the potential of others.

This commitment is based on the knowledge that diversity plays a fundamental role in good leadership and management . We encourage our male counterparts to also be agents of change and to become everyday champions of women at work, and to help drive organisational strategies for balance.

That's why CMI Women exists. We want organisations to embrace gender diversity and put it at the heart of their agenda and business practice.

Bubbles reading: Enable organisations to create high performing, balanced teams; Empower emerging women leaders to unlock their potential; Effect a change in the attitudes and behaviours of men and women.

What is CMI Women Network

Whilst the proportion of women on boards across the FTSE 100 has almost tripled in the last decade, very few women occupy an executive director role, and women are still not getting the top jobs. According to the Female FTSE Board report (2021), there are just eight female CEOs across the FTSE 100, and around 13.7% of female executive directors. Simply put, around 9 in 10 of FTSE 100 CEOs are men, which clearly needs to change.

We provide our members with networking and event opportunities, access to support through CMI’s Career Development Centre, cutting-edge research and mentoring platform.

About CMI Women CMI Women Advisory Committee

Upcoming CMI Women Events

CMI Women host a variety of physical and digital events across the nation, from inspirational speakers to inspirational speakers to practical ways to be Better Managers and achieve gender balance in management. Take a look at the upcoming CMI Women events, and register a place for you or your team today.

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Resources for Gender Equality

CMI’s knowledge and insights is home to our cutting-edge research, policy work and management insights, keeping you at the forefront of discussions. Take a look at the latest tools, tips and resources surrounding gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

More Equality and Diversity Insights

Blueprint for Balance

Blueprint for Balance is an innovative open source tool, offering tools, tips and discussion to help to promote diversity in the workplace. Please share your resources and learn from others.

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Topic: Employment Landscape

How to win the war on talent – and many more insights from the CMI Women Conference 2023

Without fully inclusive practices, you may only be reaching a small pool of potential candidates and limiting your growth

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Topic: Gender

Male allyship in the workplace: how to be a better ally to women

Surveys have revealed a say-do chasm around standing up for women at work. So what needs to be done?

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Topic: Equality and Diversity

Flexible Working and the Future of Work: managing employees since Covid-19

A joint research report the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on flexible working.

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Topic: Equality and Diversity

Cranfield: Part-time Working After the Pandemic: the impact of the flexible furlough scheme

A report on part-time working after the pandemic and the impact of the flexible furlough Scheme.

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Topic: Personal Development

We need you: Men’s role in gender equality in the workplace

From advocating for parental leave to creating space for women, male allyship is vital to keep driving gender equality

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Topic: Personal Development

13 powerful calls to action from the CMI Women conference

We pulled together some of the best bits from the expert speakers at the first ever CMI Women conference

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Topic: Gender

Women in the pandemic – small gains but big gaps remain

This 2022 International Women’s Day discussion paper highlights the overall progress made in industry.

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Topic: Equality and Diversity

Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Report

The Fawcett Society has published a report on how to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. Read the report here.

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