Focus: International Women's Day 2011
International Women's Day (IWD) 2011 takes place 8 March and is a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. In honor of this event, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Council for the Global Retention of Women (GROW) hosted its third annual GROW IWD webcast on 2 March.
A panel of business leaders from around the world came together to discuss how investing in and developing women as workers, leaders, and consumers can yield a significant benefit—the Gender Dividend. Panelists offered insights, perspectives, and lessons learned. Other stories on this page highlight achievements of women leaders and programs offered through the Deloitte network.
|Empower. Invest. Accelerate. The gender dividend: Women as the next smart business strategy
A panel of business leaders from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, discuss the opportunities and benefits of tapping an untapped source of economic growth—women—in this webcast recording.
Download the 2011 IWD toolkit (PDF) | Download the webcast transcript (PDF)
|The gender dividend: Making the business case for investing in women
This series of papers from Global Public Sector examines successful models for investing in and integrating women, and lays out the rationale behind why governments and organizations must look to women as key to economic growth.
|Women in the boardroom: A global perspective
This report from Deloitte's Global Center for Corporate Governance examines the pursuit of gender parity in boardrooms around the world and provides an overview of initiatives under way in 12 countries. The study is among the most comprehensive conducted on boardroom diversity
|Inspiring women at Deloitte
Developing talented women at Deloitte is not simply about increasing the number of women we recruit but also about supporting and developing women across the entire span of their career. In these short videos, five female Deloitte Australia employees discuss what makes working at Deloitte so great.
|Not business as usual: Realities for professional women
In recent years, more emphasis has been placed on the benefits of investing in women yet change has been slow. Sally D'Amato, Principal, Deloitte LLP Consulting, blogs on how women can build a better business case for themselves and in the process become agents of change.
|Equality Means Business: Putting Principles into Practice, 9 - 10 March
Greg Pellegrino, Global Public Sector Industry Leader, will be among a panel of international leaders at this UN Global Compact event honoring IWD. This forum marks the one year anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles, which offer guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Watch the event live via webcast on 9 March.
|Paths to power: Advancing women in government
Leading isn't always easy but this group of women have risen to the challenge. Learn more about their paths and perspectives in these resources from the global Public Sector group.
|Diversity as an engine of innovation
As the retail consumer landscape evolves, diverse communities represent a larger and more important part of total buying power. Forging connections with those communities effectively and for the long term depends on having an employee population that reflects the population overall.
|The changing consumer and the workforce imperative
Executive perspectives on diversity in the retail and consumer products industries.
|Deloitte signatory of UN/UNIFEM Women’s Empowerment Principles
The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of principles for companies offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Deloitte Global CEO Jim Quigley is a signatory to the CEO Statement of Support for the Principles, reiterating the importance of diversity and inclusion to Deloitte’s business strategy.
|Deloitte Mexico 2010 named Great Place to Work for Women
The Great Place To Work Institute again recognized Deloitte Mexico as a firm whose operation is focused on harnessing the potential of women through their development and professional assessment. Read the press release (in Spanish)
|Deloitte LLP receives Catalyst award
Deloitte's U.S. member firm recently received the 2010 Catalyst award, honoring its innovative, effective, measurable initiatives to advance women in the workplace.
Deloitte Mexico International Women's Day
Site in Spanish.
International Women's Day
A history of International Women's Day
The United Nations perspective.