2018 was supposed to be a year of positive change for workplace inclusion. The discourse around gender equality reached new levels of intensity and the outcry about the gender pay gap was widespread and covered extensively in the media.
More organisations seem to be getting on board with diversity management. A recent survey by PwC showed that 87 per cent of global CEOs are focused on diversity and inclusion – an increase on the 2015 figure of 67 per cent and a huge leap forward since 2011, when it was just 11 per cent. That’s good news for business as evidence suggests that heterogeneous organisations perform all the better for it.
But it seems we need a more diverse understanding of diversity, because while gender and ethnicity are the focus of many corporate equality and inclusion policies, other considerations remain largely under the radar.
Paul Owen, Director of Operations at The Age Diversity Forum, says the age agenda is “the biggest area of bias receiving the lowest level of attention”.
Our very own Paul Owen, recently spoke with Virgin, see full article here.