Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tackling gender bias: we talk to the women who’ve succeeded in male dominated professions- HR NEWS

Originally published: April 5, 2017

Leading packaging supplier Rajapack have looked at gender diversity in the workplace. Speaking to female industry experts from sectors that have been traditionally male-dominated, such as construction, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, packaging and engineering.

It’s clear that parity benefits everyone, on both an individual and corporate level.  research shows:

  • £23 trillion could be added to the global GDP by 2025 if women are able to meet their “full potential” in the workplace.[i]
  • 10% increase in gender diversity saw earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rise 3.5% in the UK. Senior-executive teams with greater gender diversity saw some of the highest uplifts in performance.[ii]
  • 36% – Companies with more female representation on their board of directors deliver a 36% better return on equity than businesses with fewer women on their board.[iii]