Women and men don't trust each other

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Nimco Ali a Government advisor, offered this assessment of society on #GMB reported in The Times today, in response to Sarah Everards’s murder.

‘Women & men in this country do not trust each other. I also know that violence against women and girls is not inevitable; it can be prevented.'

Alongside young people, we all have a responsibility to make a difference. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

I hugely admire Amy Edmondson’s work on psychological safety. Within this concept lies one of the answers to how we can all help. She defines it as a belief that the workplace is a safe space for speaking up. In the work we do at Lets Reset, we see that the most effective teams embrace psychologically safe environments.

A sense of confidence that your view is valued. Permission for honesty & a culture that seeks to understand each other's opinions, that lacks micro aggression. An environment that is kinder, inclusive & more respectful. If we strive towards this goal in all of our workspaces, perhaps we’ll help men & women trust each other just a bit more.

Do you think women & men trust each other?

Suki Thompson

Founder CEO , Let's Reset

Suki Thompson is well-known in the media and communications industry as a serial entrepreneur; co-founder of the award winning Oystercatchers, marketing consultancy, Haystack and Bunker Gin and now Founder of Let’s Reset, the cultural change transformation company. She is also Executive Director Xeim/Centaur Media and NED Gateley Plc. As a transformational business leader with a passion for promoting business cultures founded on commercial effectiveness, wellbeing and resilience, Suki is regularly named as one of the most powerful people in advertising by industry bible Campaign, was a previous Chair of The Marketing Society, a member of WACL, received an Honorary Doctorate from Coventry University for Marketing & Entrepreneurship and in 2018 landed Entrepreneur of the Year by WinTrade. She has advised some of the most powerful brands globally including, McDonald’s, Samsung, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Barclay’s and Landmark and worked with the top agency groups including WPP, Omnicom, Havas, Publicis and Interpublic. Suki was a Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for eight years, following her first of four cancer diagnoses in 2008. Since then she has discovered she holds the BRCA gene. This has led her to think carefully about her own wellbeing and contributed to her enormous resilience which led her to writing the book, Let’s Reset. Suki has two children Jaz, who heads up Let’s Reset Education and Sam, both of whom appear in her book, Let's Reset with Rankin.
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