The PSFI Podcast

At PSFI we work alongside the leaders of professional services firms to help them bring about transformational change, both personally and in their firms. Each month on the PSFI Podcast, we sit down with selected guests to have an in-depth conversation about the challenges facing leaders – be it in developing talent, building trusted client relationships or enhancing their firm’s performance. We aim to get to the heart of the issues and explore the pivotal aspects that make real and lasting improvements.

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#2 Moving the Masses: James Wilson from Baker McKenzie on helping more women move into and stay in leadership positions

In today’s podcast we sit down with James Wilson, senior tax partner at Baker McKenzie, to discuss the challenges facing women in leadership. PSFI partner Joanna Corr chatted with James about what needs to change in professional services firms to help more women move into and stay in leadership positions along with the wider systemic issues that firm leaders need to pay attention to.

Baker McKenzie is one of the firms leading the way on this issue and it was great to hear about some of their initiatives  that are making a difference and moving the masses!

 

 

#1 Rupa’s story: the challenges of being a woman in a leadership role 

PSFI Partners Joanna Corr and Mike Mister chat about Mike’s latest case study, Rupa’s Story, in today’s episode. The case study explores Rupa’s first year as partner in a major professional services firm and delves into the issues and themes related to her transition to a formal leadership role. All the while it looks at the issues from the perspective of being a new partner who just happens to be female.  It’s set in a European context and presents a number of challenges and dilemmas with which Rupa has to navigate during her first year as a partner.

This episode is part of our Women & Leadership campaign and Mike and Joanna chat through the challenges of being a woman in a leadership role and discuss what needs to change in professional services firms to help more women move into and stay in leadership positions.

If you would like more details about the Rupa case study please contact Mike at mike.mister@psfi.org