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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2015 we launched the Diversity Toolkit website to showcase forward-thinking businesses that are making a difference for diversity.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a diverse workforce, but the toolkit’s featured podcasts with companies such as PwC, AMV BBDO, BNY Mellon, Atkins Global and Eversheds provide businesses of all sizes with ideas and guidance to create a diversity strategy that best fits.
“Spend time learning from others on a similar journey; you will be amazed how helpful it is to have someone you can share ideas with. It’s just as important to learn what doesn’t work as what does.”
- Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC on ‘Levelling the playing field’
These businesses share the simple acts they took to make a big impact – do you have any of your own? We’d love to hear from you, share your tips and secrets with us on Twitter @inspirehn using #DiversityToolkit.
If you are interested in being involved in the second series, please contact Amanda Ciske.
Calling all women in engineering
We know that within sectors such as engineering and manufacturing there is a shortage of women in leadership and throughout the pipeline. Stereotypes of ‘jobs for boys’ and ‘jobs for girls’ start in early education, discouraging girls from taking up STEM subjects.
Although diverse teams perform better, are more creative and better reflect their customer base too few businesses demand diversity on the shortlist.
If you are an engineer or you work in the engineering sector and want to be a part of this change, please get in touch with Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New dates for Women's Directorship Programme (WDP)
Harvey Nash and The University of Hong Kong Business School announced the 2015 instalment of their board preparedness programme, to increase gender balance on boards. Guest speakers this year include:
- Anne Minto, INED of Shire and Tate & Lyle
- Donald Brydon, Chairman of Sage Group and Royal Mail
- Dr. Raymond Ch'ien, Chairman of Hang Seng Bank and MTR
- Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric
- Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica and MasterCard
The 2015 programme includes six modules, taught over two three-day sessions (May 28-30 and September 10-12, 2015).
Please visit www.wdpglobal.com for more information.