Friday, December 23, 2016

Why Gender Equality Underpins Success in a Digital World - HUFFINGTON POST

by Gary Hefferman 
Originally published: December 22, 2016

The communications industry is facing its most radical transformation in decades, based on customers’ fast-changing demands. The rapid rate at which technology is advancing is being driven by over-the-top competitors that are changing the game in telecommunications’ core business.

To respond, the industry must become-and go to market as-a truly digital set of businesses. Achieving that change requires creating the digital workforce of the future. That workforce will be a vital source of differentiation, and inclusion and diversity will be at the forefront of making it happen.

Diversity is a top three topic on CEOs’ agenda in our industry-one that doesn’t merely need to change but must transform quickly. Diversity has measurable positive impacts on long-term business results. It fosters the innovation and new ideas that are so important in a society and industry that are constantly changing.