International Women’s Day 2013
Empower. Invest. Accelerate.
Despite decades of increased focus on gender diversity, only 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEO's are women. Globally, only 10.5 percent of board members are women. What is missing from strategies to empower and advance women leadership? Many experts contend it is inclusion.
On 5 March, the Deloitte Global Diversity team hosted the 5th annual International Women's Day (IWD) webcast: Empower. Invest. Accelerate. Inclusive leadership as the missing link for advancing women.
The event featured a panel of business and government leaders from Asia, Europe, and the Americas exploring the concept of inclusive leadership and its impact on improved gender equality, diversity of thought, and organizational performance.
In the following collection of perspectives, Deloitte and its global network of member firms examine a range of topics, including inclusive leadership, what it means, and how it shifts the needle for women and sparks greater innovation and improved performance.
|Women in the boardroom: A global perspective
Recent efforts have helped bring women’s boardroom representation to an all-time high. But, nearly 90 percent of the world’s board seats still belong to men. This third edition of the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance’s publication highlights initiatives aimed at ensuring more diverse and inclusive boardrooms.
|Seven lessons in gender diversity
A new case study by Taj, a member of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network, uncovers how a culture of openness led to innovation in gender diversity. As a result of his efforts, Taj CEO Gianmarco Monsellato was awarded a Women’s Empowerment Principles Business Case for Action Award 2013.
|Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup? A new recipe to improve business performance
This report from Deloitte Australia suggests that a new recipe—equal focus on diversity and inclusion—and a clear understanding of the concept of inclusion and its drivers are what is needed to promote greater innovation and advance women to leadership.
|Inclusive Leadership: Will a hug do?
How can companies create an environment in which everyone thrives? The signals point to inclusion as the new paradigm. Deloitte examines the research and shares insights on how leaders can apply the habits of inclusion to ensure organizations reap the promise of diversity.
Deloitte Perspectives global blog
Making a genuine gender difference
Read the blog by Roger Dassen, Global Managing Director, Clients, Services & Talent, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited on the recent OECD Gender Forum – Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now.
Bringing female perspectives in the boardroom – Challenges in Japan
Read the blog by Yoriko Goto, Managing Partner, Financial Services Industry, and Member of the Board, Deloitte Japan.
Reflecting on 'the business case for women's economic empowerment' workshop
Read the blog by Charles Heeter, a principal in the U.S. member firm and member of DTTL Global Public Policy Group.
IWD 2012 in review
|Empower. Invest. Accelerate. Embedding diversity into the organizational culture to advance women
Watch the 2012 webcast as a panel of distinguished business and government leaders from Asia, Europe, and the Americas discussing the value imperative of diversity and spotlight the bold moves organizations can make to embed it into organizational cultures and support the advancement of women.
|Forbes Insights – Diversity & Inclusion: Unlocking Global Potential
Report spotlights Diversity & Inclusion programs at five companies—including Deloitte—and provides a ranking of employee diversity across 50 global economies, 14 industrial sectors, and nine occupational categories.
|Women's Empowerment Principles
Deloitte, a founding signatory to the Global Compact, is strongly committed to the empowerment of women throughout its organization and in the community.
|International Women's Day
Visit the official site.
|A history of International Women's Day
The United Nations perspective.