More than checking the boxes: What can companies do to attract more women?
“At delaware, we start from our purpose, ‘the why?’ and from there we give all #peopleofdelaware equal opportunities. The energy of our partners resonates with the whole company: a culture of trust and genuine interest in customers and employees, regardless of their race, gender or age, is what makes this company unique. As a female partner they never make me feel any different from my male colleagues and everything is discussable. Always.” - Pei Lin Yeo, Managing Director delaware Singapore.
Addressing gender diversity in the workplace and making it possible to discuss this challenge are part of our corporate strategy:
- What are we doing as a company to attract and retain female talent?
- How do women move through the hierarchical structure of a company?
- Flexibility in every part of their jobs is paramount for women.
We believe that if a company wants to flourish in the next decade, it ought to be characterized by diversity – a quality that drives both development and adaptability.
The huge number of women entering the workforce has an impact on what our way of working will look like in the future. As a company, we can organize ourselves such that women can apply their skills, share their unique way of handling situations and thrive in our organization. An effective strategy promotes gender diversity, whether it’s through professional development programs, personalized training programs or coaching people to develop their full potential. A better maternity policy, clear code of conduct regarding flexwork/meeting moments and enhancing women’s job satisfaction also increase retention.
“delaware offers the flexibility everybody needs at their particular point in life: it’s up to you to assume your responsibility. Because we truly live our core values, a culture of care is installed. Webelieve in the fact that our people enjoy doing their job and that we want the best for our customers. That’s why we can always count on the understanding of colleagues, and our leadership. Even when things don't work out, our family situation is supported and team flexibility makes it achievable. Here, you are never alone: your team has your back.” - Evelien Vanhooren, Senior Manager delaware Belgium