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Women’s equity

Deloitte is focused on increasing the representation of women at all levels across our organization, with the aim of achieving parity.

Working toward women’s equity at Deloitte

 

We have set aspirational goals against which our global leadership monitors progress and we have developed consistent global standards spanning the entire career lifecycle—from recruitment, promotion and succession processes to development, mentoring, sponsorship and agile/flexible working. Deloitte firm CEOs have committed to deliver on these initiatives and report progress to the Deloitte Global CEO, Deloitte Global Executive and Deloitte Global Board of Directors on a regular basis.

Deloitte’s focus on representation does not end with our own organization. We believe that we have a responsibility to be a force for good and to lead the way on the complex challenges that stand in the way of women’s equity in wider society. As part of our WorldClass societal impact agenda, we are empowering women and girls around the world, as brought to life in Deloitte’s first Global Gender Impact Report, launched on International Women’s Day in 2020. This included stories showing the power and impact of education, sponsorship and mentorship and the ‘butterfly effect’ that takes place as a result—a theme we continued to highlight for International Women’s Day in 2021 and concluded in 2022 when we focused on the simple everyday acts we can all take to Be the Butterfly and make an impact. The 2023 IWD campaign, “I’m a woman and…” was a call to action for each of us to commit playing our part in stopping the assumptions that are still too often made about women.

Deloitte also conducts research into critical gender equality-related issues. Building on a 2020 pulse survey of nearly 400 women across nine countries, in May 2021 Deloitte Global published its inaugural Women @ Work: A Global Outlook report, which surveyed 5,000 working women (outside Deloitte) across 10 countries to gain an insight into the state of gender equality in the workplace; this report provided a significant insight into the impact of the pandemic on the lives of many working women, along with other critical issues that were impacting women’s experiences at work. The second survey report, published in April 2022, identified – amongst other findings – emerging challenges related to the impact of hybrid working on women, high levels of non-inclusive behaviors at work, and significant levels of stress and burnout. The 2023 report, while providing some glimpses of improvement in burnout levels, experiences of hybrid working and incidences of non-inclusive behaviors, also provided a picture of continuing concern across these and other areas, including women’s health. Each report also sets out a data driven insight into the positive impact on women when their employers get it right – along with recommendations for change.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

 

Deloitte stands against violence against women. As part of the United Nations’ “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign we are advocating for a world free of gender-based violence and promoting education to drive change. With 1 in 3 women worldwide experiencing violence, it’s imperative that we take action to prevent violence and advance women’s equity at work and in our communities. The video below shares some of the statistics around violence against women and serves as a call to action to us all to take a stand and commit to taking steps to combatting this violence.