“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” Verna Mayes Organizations with gender inclusive cultures consistently achieve superior business results in retention, productivity, and profitability. Gender inclusion goes beyond diversity quotas and affirmative action to ensure that both men and women feel recognized, valued, and believe that they have full access to growth opportunities. Inclusion strategies promote a deep sense of engagement throughout the organization which is critical for innovation and the bottom line. The objectives for this topic are to:
- Appreciate the importance of gender inclusivity in the workplace.
- Introduce a range of reflection tools to help identify the current status of gender in your workplace.
- Encourage practical actions that will help you develop and shape your organizational culture into one that is more welcoming and inclusive.