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Our Diversity platforms 

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The #HeForShe Impact Initiative 

In 2014, UN Women launched #HeForShe, a solidarity campaign which sought to dismantle the barriers that have plagued the fight for gender equality. In January 2015, actor and goodwill ambassador Emma Watson spoke how governments, corporations, and universities could implement policies that foster the empowerment of women. Check out the #HeForShe Corporate Toolkit to find out how your company can take actions to advance and empower women.  

 

The Business Case for Diversity 

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This report, conducted by the US based Workforce Diversity Network, outlines the economic benefits of diversification. The authors work to highlight how a diverse work force encourages a wider scope of production and marketing to a much wider range of demographics, which in turn increases accessibility and sales. The authors also outline how the "War for Talent", the competition among employers for talented employees, has begun to force old-school and traditionally male-dominated workplaces to diversify and modernize.

Read the full report here >>  

New Zealand's Diversity Report Card 2014

Up until now, relatively little has been known about how contemporary New Zealand organisations are responding to a broad range of diversity issues in the workplace. This is why in 2013 the EEO Trust took the step to address this knowledge gap, partnering with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and the NZ Work Research Institute to deliver the first New Zealand Diversity Survey.

EEO Trust Chief Executive, Bev Cassidy Mackenzie says that the New Zealand Diversity Survey (NZDS) was designed to enable a better understanding of the current picture and to establish a benchmark of diversity practices in New Zealand organisations.

Read the full media release here.

Read the New Zealand Herald article here.


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New Year, new commitment to furthering Workplace Diversity


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In 2014 some of the largest technology companies in the world faced mounting criticism by civil rights leaders about the lack of diversity in their work forces, predominantly made up of white and Asian males. Now Intel, the giant chip maker, is taking more concrete steps to do something about it.

The company has recently announced that it has established a $300 million fund to be used over the next three years to improve the diversity of the company’s work force, attract more women and minorities to the technology field and make the industry more hospitable to them once they get there. The money will be used to fund engineering scholarships and to support historically black colleges and universities.

Intel's Chief Executive, Brian M. Krzanich said that “This is the right time to make a bold statement” and sees the next stage in their ongoing commitment to keep reinventing Silicon Valley. If successful, the plan will see an increase of at least 14 per cent amongst the population of women and ethnic minorities at Intel. We will continue to watch this programme with interest.

 

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