In the wake of major social and political changes over the past decades, leading companies are taking steps to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. According to a number of researches, we have found that diverse companies outperform with more homogenous demographics, have lower volatility, a better return on equity, and the higher the degree of creativity and cognitive conflict during the decision-making process.
While organizations around the world understand the need for diversity and are putting efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive work (workplaces), the progress doesn’t seem to be much. Programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace often fail.
She Matters, an annual campaign by People Matters that aims at enabling organizations to help their women employees to thrive and be empowered at work.
This year's women's day theme is #ChooseToChallenge. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
As a part of the She Matters campaign, we asked leaders to raise their hand high and show that they commit to "choose to challenge" and call out inequality and create an equitable workplace.
Here is a quick look at what leaders #ChoosetoChallenge on Women's Day 2021: