Thursday, December 7, 2017

Diversity beyond a tick of the box - HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

Originally published: December 6, 2017

While improvements have been made, more needs to be done on gender equality in the top ranks of organisations. It’s time for D&I commitments to move beyond just a tick of the box

Looking for a damning D&I statistic? You don’t need to look far – here’s a few: there are fewer women CEOs and chairs (19 in total) of ASX200 companies than men named John (32). Further, the number of female executives in those companies actually fell between 2016 and 2017*. And according to research by the Institute of Company Directors, women account for just 25% of board positions within ASX 200 listed companies – although there is a goal to increase this to 30% by the end of 2018.