The world and our workplace today have become highly diverse. International research has proven that a diverse workforce combining employees from different backgrounds and experiences drives significant tangible and intangible benefits to businesses. Clear links are shown that when workplaces are truly diverse and inclusive, it results in greater creativity, higher levels of innovation and improved team engagement. These in turn lead to lower turnover rates, improved workplace performance and higher profits.
With the focus on workplace diversity and inclusion for women increasing in recent years, more and more employers are taking steps towards supporting women in the work place. However, statistics reveal that many Australian organisations are struggling to manage diversity effectively. The 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Survey conducted by Korn/Ferry and Diversity Council Australia indicated that 41% of businesses indicated they were only at the building foundation stage of their diversity program.
If you are one of those companies that are at the start of the journey, any of the three featured women (Margie Warrell, Jen Dalitz and Janine Allis) can accelerate your program to tap into 50% of the population and make your business a market leader