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Heather Jackson, founder of the Balanced Business Forum talks gender balance, diversity and parental leave

The Balanced Business Forum (formally The Women’s Business Forum) is the world’s first and only annual gender balanced leadership and talent management conference. Founded by Heather Jackson, who re-mortgaged her house to create it, the Forum rings together over 500 influential business leaders from across the world who want and need to be challenged with new research, case studies and proven solutions to progressive talent management. HRreview caught up with Heather in between talks at October’s Forum.

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Sir Nigel Knowles global co-chairman of DLA Piper talks gender equality and restoring faith in business

Sir Nigel Knowles is Global Co-Chairman of DLA Piper. Sir Nigel has been the driving force behind the company’s remarkable growth, taking the firm from its UK regional origins to the global business it is today. HRreview met up with him at last month’s Balanced Business Forum to talk about a wide range of issues from gender equality to dealing with mental health issues in the workplace. We also discussed how business and government can win back each other’s trust in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

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