Industry faces a big challenge to improve gender diversity and it’s a challenge that leaders of industry must accept at a personal level, and companies at a company-culture level. We have many good, progressive partnerships, programmes and approaches to tackling the issue.
We haven’t cracked it – it’s a journey, not a destination. But we’ve taken some excellent steps, especially since launching our Culture of Inclusion in 2007, which is designed to help us improve all aspects of inclusivity.
Our Culture of Inclusion was recognised by a Catalyst Award in 2017 to honour the innovative organisational approach with proven, measurable results that address the recruitment, development and advancement of women. I recommend reading a blog by Michele Matthai, our director of culture of inclusion, about the one thing companies need to create an inclusive work culture.