13 posts categorised "PwC Global CEO"

01 July 2011

On mediocrity, meditation and mothers

Bonjour, Last week, I attended PwC’s Diversity Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. It was, as the French would say, a spectacle – hundreds of clients and subject matter experts flooded the audience as one by one, renowned speakers took to the stage (which had two runways) to share their insights...

31 August 2010

Be here now

Bonjour, Here in Brussels, we’re gearing up for la rentrée – the period where all the city-dwellers who’ve been enjoying their August holidays on the Riviera, Normandy, Provence, and the like, return en masse in a bustle of car horns and exhaust fumes for the re-entry to work and school...

25 May 2010

A lot of little things…and some bold steps

Bonjour, It’s been a whirlwind few weeks, starting with a fly-by-the-night personal trip to New York to see my best friend (and Oprah – more on that later) and ending with PwC’s Global Leadership Summit in Paris – a truly galvanizing experience. Our Chairman Dennis Nally has been adamant that...

09 April 2010

Wake up and smell the 21st century…please

Happy Spring Break to those of you who have taken time off for the Easter holiday (and for those of you who don’t celebrate it – go on and eat some chocolate, anyway). A plethora of studies cite a lack of formal / informal networking as one of the largest...

17 February 2010

The Turning Point

Greetings, I hope some of you have had the chance to view the Gender Agenda Debate which took place in Davos and has been airing this month on CNBC. If you haven’t caught it on television, please click here to view a short preview as well as the entire 48-minute...

28 January 2010

On sex and matters of the heart

2010 is here. And the gender debate percolates… The Economist opened the year with its Rosie the Riveter cover, boldly announcing: We Did It! If you read the series of articles, make sure to also check out Nicki Gilmour’s discerning commentary: Gender Equality is Here and Other Media Myths that...

06 November 2009

Who will we choose to be?

Greetings from an autumn-infused New York City! I managed to take a detour on my walk from a conference in Times Square to our PwC office on Madison Avenue the other day and can report that the trees in Central Park are awash in breathtaking hues of orange, yellow, and...

01 May 2009

When will there be good news?

A wise woman once told me that the secret of happiness is thick skin and low expectations. When I have, in the past, shared this nugget with friends, the response has always been a mixture of nods of recognition and acknowledgement and a few comments along the lines of “that’s...

19 March 2009

Why Women Mean Business – even more so in 2009

Regular readers of the Gender Agenda will recall that, in 2008, PwC was a very proud global corporate sponsor of the ground breaking book, “Why Women Mean Business” by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and Alison Maitland. Our global CEO, Sam DiPiazza, endorsed the book with this cover quotation: “This book ably illustrates...

14 November 2008

Passage to India

A brief update before I head off to India this weekend, and a bit more information about what I’ll be doing over there. Since I last blogged, NASSCOM have come back to me and changed my speaking session around – so I will now be on the CEO panel (an...

20 October 2008

Trailer: “Closing the Gender Gap: Challenges, Opportunities and the Future”

As promised …. here’s the trailer to the new PwC film, "Closing the Gender Gap" – just click on the link on the right, make sure you have the sound enabled on your PC - and enjoy. It’s a short (two minute) taster of the main film but will, I...

07 October 2008

Gender equality as smart economics

I’m now in New York once more, but I had a couple of really interesting days in Washington DC last week, sharing, learning and collaborating. On Wednesday, I cleared Security at the World Bank and then had a meeting with Amanda Ellis and her team. Amanda runs the World Bank...

19 June 2008

“There’s a special place in hell …”

“… for women who don’t help other women”, said Julia Cleverdon at last week’s First Women Awards, quoting former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and being applauded loudly for doing so. In a room full of women and oh yes, some men too, including actor Bill Nighy, we saw...