by Pavita Cooper
Originally published: February 24, 2017
When it comes to workplace diversity, we’ve made significant progress over the past 10 years. Managers have heard and understood the business case. That argument has been won.
Now it’s about making sure our workplaces reflect the society in which we operate in terms of issues such as race, disability, social mobility and sexual orientation. Arguably, we have made the most progress with gender diversity.
Women make up a large proportion of the workforce, so it was an obvious place to start. And many believe this focus has a halo effect, encouraging a more inclusive attitude to hiring generally. But there are still obstacles to tackle, particularly in terms of career progression.