Video : Women in Leadership at Sky

At Sky, they know a more diverse workforce will help them create a better business. Having a broader set of perspectives around the table when making decisions gives them access to a wider range of ideas and helps them innovate further. Today a third of their top 500 senior management are women. This is pretty good, but they want to do more. Their aim is to achieve a better gender balance and over time reach a 50/50 split. To help achieve this they have launched their Women in Leadership programme. The programme is made up of a number of different plans which have been developed by drawing on the experience and expertise of women already in senior positions at Sky. They have looked at what helped them achieve alongside what could have made things easier as they progressed through the company.

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Thomas Anderson

Founder and MD of Inclusive Networks. Thomas was Chair of the award winning LGBT network for The Co-operative Group, ‘Respect’ (2011-14). Thomas named the network and designed and managed all of the branding, communications and engagement until he stepped down from the role of Chair in March 2014. He also created the branding, name, was Editor of the quarterly magazine and developed the launch of the UK’s first Inter-Retail LGBT network ‘CheckOUT’. He contributed to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 5 Year review. In recognition of his work in the diversity field he was shortlisted for ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards, shortlisted for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at the 2012 Lesbian & Gay Foundation Homo Heroes Awards and shortlisted for the ‘Positive Action’ award at the 2013 Asian Fire Service Association Fair & Diverse Awards. He also won the 2012 ‘Pride of The Co-operative’ award. He was a judge for Scotland's biggest diversity awards, The Icon Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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