Diversity isn’t a numbers game – it’s a power game, and one that most companies are losing. Strong representation of women on boards has been achieved thanks to the rapid ascent of female NEDs. But for a company to be truly gender diverse, diverse groups must hold a healthy grip of the executive decision-making pendulum. Clearly that can only happen by gaining a more critical mass of such talent in the most powerful C-suite roles.
What’s holding companies back? To find out and understand what it’s going to take to really move the dial on executive-level diversity, Savannah interviewed senior HR leaders from companies including Kerry Group, Coats, Hachette UK, CityFibre, Tyson Foods, Finastra and Westinghouse. In this report, we examine the key barriers to achieving a more diverse balance of power, how to overcome them and the ultimate value on offer to companies that do.
The report highlights:
- Why the dial is still not shifting on diversity at the Executive level.
- Meaningful actions to improve diversity with insights from Senior HR Leaders who have started the change.
- How businesses that achieve executive diversity reap the rewards in their performance.