Originally published: July 4, 2016
Establishing quotas as performance targets to ensure certain percentages of women and minorities are hired is the only way to improve workplace diversity initially, a woman with 20 years of experience in financial services has said.
Kirsty Rutter, chief executive of Eaton Risk Advisory, was speaking to a London audience of female strategy professionals last week.
“If you make a target payable, you see change,” she said.
Rutter claimed that attempting to diversify, failing and “going away, nothing changes”, she added. “If you disrupt and stay there, it [having women in male-dominated workplaces] becomes normal.”