Glenn has been an integral part of the DMJ Governance recruitment team since 2013 and has extensive knowledge of the market and governance profession. He has also gained a reputation of expertise within Financial Services and the Pharmaceuticals and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors.
Glenn spends his free time playing guitar and obsessing about a new sport/activity for six months before trying something new. He also enjoys reading fiction and attending life drawing sessions.
Glenn provides a precise, high-quality service to both clients and candidates, emphasising the benefits of a detailed, considered process and delivering solutions to a range of businesses. He is known throughout the industry for his bespoke service and ability to find unique solutions for any situation.
"Glenn is very pro-active in engaging both parties in the recruitment process and was very communicative in working with me to secure the right role."
Group Company Secretary- Asset Management Company
The Bechdel Playlist
By Glenn Oborne
On Fridays at DMJ we run a Friday playlist where willing participants submit songs based on a theme, a playlist is then created made up of these songs, and then scores are provided on a purely subjective basis (this could be relevance to the theme, originality or picking a song that you already know and like).
Last week’s theme, in support of Inteational Woman’s day, was based around the Bechdel test. The cartoonist, Alison Bechdel, set out three criteria that one of her characters applied when deciding on whether to watch a film:
1. The movie has to have at least two women in it,
2. Who talk to each other,
3. About something other than a man.
This developed upon the ideas already established by Virginia Woolf that there was an imbalance in male and female representation in literary fiction which then continued into the film-making industry.
With the Bechdel test in mind, we applied it to the Friday playlist and required selections to:
1. Have at least one woman lead performer
2. Has a central topic or theme that is something or someone besides a man.
Feel free to borrow the idea for your own teams / social circles and please find links to the playlist below on YouTube and Spotify: