Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership

Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Janitch, Danielle D.
Osborn Maledon, P.A.

Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG

Bastin, Florence
Fiduciaire du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg S.à r.l. (FLUX)

Martin, Isabelle, CPA, CA
Mallette LLP

On, Wendy
Fineman West & Co. LLP

Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership

Embracing diversity enhances business resilience – and the UK can lead the way, says Clarkslegal’s Monica Atwal

Diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity deliver business success. Organisations that have a variety of different mindsets, embedded throughout, have the component elements to deliver innovation. It is the diversity of thought that results in new ideas, better solutions, identification of unarticulated market needs. But that creativity, the ability to morph and adapt comes as a result of having and harnessing a workforce that is diverse in experience, culture, gender and age.

Read more: 'Diversity: it's fundamental to business success' - Monica Atwal writes for CBI Business Voice

Following successful open forums and sessions on women in leadership and diversity at our International Conferences, we have created this specialty group as a forum for TAG Alliances members to discuss diversity in the workplace. 

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Employment partner and HR extraordinaire Helen Beech writes for online publication We Are The City this week, discussing the Gender Pay Gap Information Regulation (Equality Act 2010)

Currently, only large corporations with 250+ employees are required to provide disclosure on their gender pay gap data, however Helen thinks that SMEs still have a big role to play in tackling the gap.

Read the full article here

Let's start with some statistics. The United Nations Human Development Report 2004 estimated that when both paid employment and unpaid household tasks are accounted for, on average women work more than men. In rural areas of selected developing countries performed an average 20% more work than men, or an additional 102minutes per day. In the OECD countries surveyed, on average women performed 5% more than men, or 20 minutes per day. At the UN's Pan Pacific Southeast Asia Women's  Association 21st International  Conference in 2001 it was stated that 'in the world as a whole, women comprise 51% of the population, do 66% of the work, receive 10% of the income and own less than 1 % of the property'. Yes, less than one percent!! Does it sound okay to you? Feminist movements or feminism for centuries attempted and still attempting to put a balance to this unhappy statistics and claimed that laws/legal provisions, along with other issues, have contributed to these discriminations.

Read more: The Past and Future of Feminism & Gender Bias in Bangladesh