Supporting Greater Diversity & Inclusion at the Workplace
“Without doubt, increasing the employment and participation of women is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do for employers, societies and women of course. Their collective under-representation within the workforce constitutes a massive loss in productivity, which we simply cannot afford to continue to waste. Workplace practices need to change to encourage more women to enter and remain in employment. It’s not that the women are not ready for the workplace; in many ways it is the workplaces that are not ready for its women.”
Across most ‘emerging’ markets and many ‘developed’ countries, we are facing a unique paradox, where we are losing 50% of the female workforce at every step of career transition.
This is a significant lost opportunity for employers, the female workforce and the labour market. In addition to a lack of representation at senior levels, women are greatly under-represented in core business and technical role across most industries and organisations. While its early days to fully assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender balance, this paradox is expected to be further exacerbated and accelerated, resulting in more women losing their jobs or opting out of formal employment during and after the pandemic.
Qualitative and quantitative research for our award-winning book ‘Game-Changers’ by The Talent Enterprise
Developing a comprehensive solution that caters to enhancing the skills of the women in the workplace and building a customisable plan generally entails three phases, with a brief illustration of the components for each phase and the estimated timelines below.
We are partnering with DHL to deliver a built-for-purpose global women in leadership program, known as DHLforHer across Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. The 9 month program is based on our research on D&I, and includes immersive sessions on authentic leadership, business impact and leading for the future, as well as a TED style talks by participants to conclude the program.
We are working closely with DXC Technology, a global USD 20 billion company with over 138,000 employees on their D&I agenda, including the design and delivery of their flagship SheLeads@DXC program with over 300+ women leaders, creating an eco-system for change.
We have worked closely with CBD to design and deliver a customised women in leadership program for their senior most female leaders across the Bank. The program journey is 6 months and includes 5 modules, and our signature TED Style talks.
We are working with Dubai Airports support female inclusion and develop their careers. Now in its third year, we have worked with over 100+ leaders as part of the Aspiring Women’s program, a 9 month immersive learning experience. Along with Dubai Airports, the program also included nominated participants from Dubai Police and Dubai Immigration.
We partnered with Al Rajhi bank to design and deliver a unique, and first of its kind, all women graduate program. The 12 month program focussed on modules on topics related to Leading Self, Working with Teams, Workplace Essentials and was delivered completely in Arabic.