As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, considering issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a must for any global company. By region, the picture of diversity may look different, and the immediate challenges will be unique. Aligning with equity to promote fairness is the backbone of trust-building, and a commitment to inclusion – so that people with different perspectives have a seat and voice at the table – is the mark of allyship. Global companies should demonstrate a responsibility to DEI in their makeup and strategic vision, and BCIU is dedicated to assisting them on that journey. BCIU is committed to DEI internally as well, by ensuring the experts, advisors and educators that constitute our organization represent the diversity that we call for and understand the challenges and advantages of developing a comprehensive DEI strategy.
Sustainable growth and gender equality are not only compatible, but concordant. In order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
Before COVID-19 struck, many organizations were advancing solutions to address the roadblocks that hold women back. We were making progress. Not enough and not fast enough, but the trend was positive. Then, suddenly, a once-in-a-lifetime global health emergency turns the world upside down, and our workplaces face a confluence of crises. In the past year, the issue of gender parity has become particularly acute, and the inequities in our places of employment are taking a brutal toll on women.
Prioritizing women’s health is of vital importance in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and rebuilding a global economic recovery. Too many gaps exist in health coverage for women and there is a significant need to promote gender equality in national recovery plans.
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