The belief in D&I targets is almost as strong as the resistance they often create. Based on new large-scale, international research, experts now confirm that a consistent, business-based sense-making will create the ‘acceptance’ required to make targets a success.
Empirical analyses of YouTube, Instagram and Online Music videos show that the presence of women focuses on stereotypically feminine topics and formats while overall, they are underrepresented. Companies can eliminate the toxic spill-over of online gender bias onto the workplace.
Marketing experts from 5 countries on 4 continents were surveyed about Diversity in advertising. Their answers show that they know what is expected from them. However, mind-sets and actions vary.
More gender diversity in STEM can change the way research teams tackle tasks, eliminate blind spots and thus explore under-researched questions. In order to achieve this, the scope of gender diversity would need to be broadened – beyond a simple representation focus – a new analysis shows.
Two new studies paint an alarming picture: one shows a strong increase in xenophobia, the other shows that true attitudes towards women in management positions are much more negative than usual surveys indicate.
European Union Institutions tend to take the high ground when it comes to Gender Equality. The unveiling event for the new 100 and 200 Euro banknotes at the ECB showed how easy an opportunity to show equality is missed and traditional gender clichés are promoted – by the EU itself.
In an attempt to justify the ban of gender studies from Hungarian Universities, State officials claimed that differences between men and women were purely biological. Hence there was no need to do research or to teach Gender in Hungary.
For years, women were told to go for the best marks and strengthen their confidence in the specific perspectives and approaches they bring to the workplace. Two brand-new studies seem to reverse the assumptions: women are penalised for good grades and they increase much-needed confidence when they downplay gender differences.
Der zweite „Gender Award – Kommune mit Zukunft“ würdigt vorbildliche Gleichstellungsarbeit auf kommunaler Ebene und zeigt den Gestaltungsspielraum jenseits gesetzlicher Regelungen. Manche Aspekte scheinen dem Vorbild der Wirtschaft zu folgen – oder sind es parallele Entwicklungen?
Any government should be expected to comprise the most capable in each policy area. Recent appointments and interviews with FTSE350 chairs reveal how interpretation of this varies. Meanwhile, Spain’s new Prime Minister has sent a strong message where he sees potential. It is quite the opposite of what Donald Trump and others communicated in 2017.
Although the trend is not new, the profoundness of the digital transformation is only about to become clearer. While most areas feel as if they had to follow (or obey), D&I should not only be seen as an object of digitalisation, but also as a driver. An overview of the two-way inter-relations. Continue reading
Darf es sich eine Bank (er)sparen, die Existenz weiblicher Kunden sichtbar zu machen? Und warum sollte sie dies überhaupt wollen? Und sollte ein Staat in seiner Nationalhymne nur den männlichen Teil seiner Identität erwähnen? Während der Business Case unübersehbar ist argumentieren Veränderungsgegner mit Kosten, Tradition und …
From flowers and re-gendered brands to marching sisters’ fists and mass striking: International Women’s Day showed a vast variety of initiatives. Their impact depended on how well they acknowledged their context: Some did, others didn’t. An analysis describes how helpful or harmful activities can be.
For D&I practitioners, the societal climate and political environment are essential context factors. Both have direct impact on what organisations are doing in regards to diversity, equal opportunities or integration. A first of its kind report shows how societal and political dynamics relating to D&I have been changing in recent years – to the point that some equality laws might disappear.
Wenn es um den Anteil von Frauen im Management geht scheinen die Fronten ideologisch verhärtet zu sein. Von der Datenauswahl über die Analyse bis zur Interpretation und Wortwahl poltern polarisierte Positionen durch das Land. Dabei wollen (fast) alle dasselbe und könnten an einem Strang ziehen. Ein Reframing für die Unternehmenspraxis.
Leveraging Diversity for market success represents a huge – and largely untapped – potential. Linking the value of differences to both your customer base and your brand and hence selling proposition can be powerful. But what if the product strategy fails in the first place? Two current examples from Germany/Switzerland and France.
Die Diversity-Konferenz von Tagessspiegel und Charta der Vielfalt gehört mittlerweile zu den Pflichtterminen deutscher Diversity-PraktikerInnen. Die VeranstalterInnen verstehen dies durchaus als Auftrag, nicht nur aktuelle Themen zu präsentieren, sondern auch einen ansprechenden Methodenmix und eine thematische Breite zu bieten. Mit Erfolg.
Admitting and understanding pay gaps is not easy for societies nor employers. A comprehensive pay gap analysis in the UK revealed inequalities for women and men, for ethnic groups and for people with a disability. Related recommendations go beyond traditional ways to address gender pay gaps, and they question wide-spread communication styles in the field.
Showing a few different characters in your advertisements is a simple way to leverage Diversity for business. Arguably, it’s too simple nowadays when diversity is a default state of many crowds. A new Levi’s® ad manages to capture and convey the spirit of D&I with a new quality.
ENEL’s current issue of their corporate magazine is dedicated to how to create value for business by fostering diversity inside corporations. The company describes itself as a laboratory of diversity.