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Changing the Chemistry in Third Force News

In response to the question, “We are a small charity and are looking to diversify our board, can you help TFN?”, CtC CEO Tanya Castell shares her advice. You can read the article here. »

Overcoming Imposter Feeling

Article written in October 2019 – a collaboration between Heriot-Watt Business School and The School for CEOs. https://www.schoolforceos.com/storage/237/School-for-CEOs-Overcoming-Impostor-Feeling.pdf »

Tanya Castell MBE, founder of Changing the Chemistry, recognised by Women of the Year

Tanya Castell MBE, CEO and founder of Changing the Chemistry, will join over 400 women from all walks of life at this year’s Women of the Year Lunch as a ‘2017 Woman of Achievement’. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but the millions of women who make a difference every day. Tanya said, “I am truly honoured to have been invited to the Women of the Yea... »

PWC suggested reading for NEDs on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Following a PWC hosted NED briefing in London on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, PWC shared the below suggested reading which CtC members may be interested in.  Thank you to PWC. Podcasts / TedTalks John Hawksworth, Chief Economist at PwC UK, talks about our recent research analysing the impact of automation on jobs in the UK and other OECD countries. We explore which industries and ... »

Podcast: CtC CEO Tanya Castell with iMultiply

iMultiply, a market leading recruitment business, launched its new podcast series with our CEO Tanya Castell. One in a series of conversations with influential business professionals, in this episode, founder & managing director Kirsty Mackenzie discussed the importance of diversity on the board with Tanya. Listen here: link   »

CtC 2016/17 AGM 

The 16/17 AGM was held on 12th June in Edinburgh.  The annual report was presented, as approved by the trustees in May. Link: CtC 2016-17 Annual Report of the Trustees   »

Trustee appointment news 

Changing the Chemistry is pleased to announce the appointment of four new trustees to its board. Yvonne Greeves, Ian Roberts, David Robinson and Martha Walsh were appointed at CtC’s June AGM, replacing retiring trustees Julie-Anne Jamieson, Janet Unsworth and Miki Fairfax; and Jenny Campbell, who retired in November 2016. New trustees 2017 announcement   »

Business Insider – “Women in Business” special edition 

June’s edition of Business Insider focused on gender diversity, and featured CEO Tanya Castell answering this month’s burning question, “Are businesses doing enough to increase the diversity of their workforce?”: “A commitment to diversity comes from the top so until boards are genuinely diverse, organisations will not benefit fully from the enhanced performance and i... »

Latest CtC Trustee – Karthik Subramanya

Another of our new CtC trustees is Karthik Subramanya. Karthik is currently Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group, a global strategy and management consulting firm, where he advises senior executives within Utilities across Europe and the Middle East on strategic issues. He is currently also fundraising to create a buy and build platform in the energy and engineering services industry. Til... »

What NEDs are thinking

Drawing on responses from more than 4,000 directors from 60 countries, the 2016 Global Board of Directors Survey by Spencer Stuart explores in depth how directors think and operate. It captures in detail the governance practices, strategic priorities and views on board effectiveness of corporate directors around the world. Among the highlights of the report: • Directors around the world are uncert... »