Our Network of Women (“NOW”) program supports the recruitment, development and retention of women across our organization to advance our businesses and reputation. NOW offers a variety of opportunities, tools, events and workshops to help our employees make new professional contacts, find mentors, gain knowledge and develop their careers. These events and activities also allow our employees to support one another through a valuable exchange of experiences, advice and best practices for career success.
The relationship between diversity and business performance has never been clearer. Research from McKinsey has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were:
– 21% more likely to outperform their peers on profitability.
– 27% more likely to have superior value creation
Meanwhile, companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were:
– 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitabilit
In comparison, companies in the bottom quartile for both gender and ethnic/ cultural diversity were:
– 29% less likely to achieve above average profitabilit
The data is clear – diversity and inclusion is a winning strategy.
1,2 McKinsey & Company, January 2018. ‘Delivering through Diversity.’ Accessed November 2019
3,4 Six-group.com, April 2019. ‘Diversity Helps Immensely.’ Accessed November 2019. Accessed November 2019.
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