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International Women's Day 2012

Empower. Invest. Accelerate.

If today’s global workforce is very diverse and increasingly female, why don’t top organizational levels mirror this trend? How can companies around the world truly walk the diversity talk? 

On 2 March, Deloitte’s Global Diversity team hosts the 4th annual International Women’s Day (IWD) webcast: Empower. Invest. Accelerate. Embedding diversity into the organizational culture to advance women.

The event, taking place from 8-9 a.m. EST / 1-2 p.m. GMT, will feature 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.

In the following collection of perspectives, Deloitte and its global network of member firms examine a range of topics, including embedding diversity into organizational cultures and the specific question of quotas for women on corporate boards. 

Register for the webcast, browse these thought leadership pieces, and join the conversation across Deloitte's social media networks in this salute to women leaders – especially the women of Deloitte – on International Women’s Day.

Featured content

Women in the boardroom Women in the boardroom: A global perspective
The second edition of this report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited's Global Center for Corporate Governance explores legislative, regulatory, and other initiatives in 17 countries to encourage greater presence of women on corporate boards.

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woman pointing at symbols 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.

Deloitte Perspectives global blog

Reflecting on 'the business case for women’s economic empowerment' workshop
Read blog by Charles Heeter, a principal in the U.S. member firm and member of DTTL Global Public Policy Group.

Harnessing the potential of women in the workforce
Read the blog by Yoriko Goto, Managing Partner of Deloitte Japan’s Financial Services Industry practice and Board Member of Deloitte Japan, and watch her on Deloitte's global YouTube channel as she discusses the importance of gender equality in business.

Ladies first
Read blog by Charles Heeter, a principal in the U.S. member firm and member of DTTL Global Public Policy Group.

IWD 2011 in review

circle of hands

Empower. Invest. Accelerate. The gender dividend: Women as the next smart business strategy
Watch the 2011 webcast, as 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.

Download 2011: video (112MB) | webcast transcript (PDF)

Paths to power 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.

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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.

International Women's Day
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A history of International Women's Day
The United Nations perspective.

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