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From madness to inspiration

From madness to inspiration 1 : What my year out of industry taught me about the importance of cognitive diversity. There’s a saying that ‘you’re only ever as happy as your unhappiest child.’ I can tell you that as a mother of two little autistic...

Everyday Inclusion

Last week was National Inclusion Week – an opportunity to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace. At Standard Life Aberdeen we’ve celebrated with lots of activities across the company – with much of this led by our fantastic employee networks...

Veteran-now-City mum, read Kelly Mullane's story

Before joining the universe of corporate policies and multiple computer screens, I was in the Army. I served for 7 years and my skills in Arabic language guided my military career. Then came the day that I decided to have a go in the ‘real world’. I...

A Returners' Story - Verity Ballantyne-Cook

When I started maternity leave I had no idea when I would want to return to work. I was a Client Relationship Manager for an asset manager in the City. The moment my son was born, I just knew. I didn’t want to think about my career. I just wanted to...

So, can we talk? #talkaboutblack

Imagine watering your parched lawn, hosepipe in hand on a scorching hot summer’s day, when suddenly the flowing water stops. Not even a trickle! As you glance back, you realise there’s a kink in the hosepipe. You un-kink the hose but, still, no water...

Top tips for returners

The Returners Workstream recently hosted a webinar offering CV advice to people seeking new roles after a career break. This initiative followed a careers event in London last September called Restart, where over 100 men and women participated in...

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