Saturday August 8, 2020

Why we can’t afford to let gender balance slide

Some initiatives have been sidelined due to the coronavirus crisis, and this should not be allowed to continue

26th July, 2020
Efforts to increase gender balance in board rooms have flatlined during the pandemic

Much has been made of the move to remote working and the opportunity it could give both sexes to better manage their careers and family life. However, this will only be the case if the necessary supports, particularly childcare, are in place and if businesses fully value those women and men who avail of the option.

This means having a genuinely inclusive culture and career and development opportunities that don’t penalise or undervalue the contributions...

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