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Holistic parity: Achieving gender equality without targets or quotas

Withers is close to achieving gender parity in its partnership without the use of targets or quotas, says Suzanne Todd

28 January 2015


Key takeaway points:

  1. Ensure the management team buy into the firm’s values and are on board with inclusion

  2. Create excellent role models at all levels whose promotions are respected due to their performance

  3. Listen to your employees and act on their feedback

  4. Create an environment in which all staff are unafraid to be themselves

  5. Consider ways to create internal networking opportunities which promote cross-department collaboration and teamworking

  6. Ensure that the value of a diverse workforce is understood at all levels 


 

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