|Diversity and Inclusion Insights That’s ‘Gold’, Man
Investment banking and financial services giant, Goldman Sachs has publicly stated that they will no longer help companies that do not have a diverse board representation, with a particular focus on women being represented at board level. The CEO Solomon David admits that the issue stems from the majority of board members currently being selected from a pool of former CEOs or CFOs, which predominantly leaves women out of the picture. In addition, Goldman Sachs have offered companies access to their extensive networks to source successful female executives when required. Our hope is that Goldman Sachs and other large companies will stretch further to promote diverse boards that are also representative of race, sexual orientation, age and disability. Click on the photo below to read more about this inclusive step forward.
Class difference in the workplace
In 2020 when we think of equality and diversity the first thoughts that often come to mind are around race, gender, disability and sexual orientation. However the blog page, 'Stumbling and Mumbling' recently highlighted the way individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds behave and are treated in the workplace. The blog takes the position that people from 'posh’ or ‘rich’ background have a higher chance of being successful than those from poorer backgrounds. It presents the concept that an automatic structure is in place, where those from poorer backgrounds have to augment their personalities to suit an environment, whereas those from richer backgrounds simply ‘glide through’ without changing anything at all. Click on the photo below to read the interesting blog post in full.
53% of new hires at Apple in the U.S. are from underrepresented groups in tech
Apple has released their latest diversity statistics and a new diversity and inclusion film on their website. Apple states that people under 30 represent a third of their total workforce, 45 percent of their leaders under 30 are women and 17 percent are underrepresented minorities. This is in response to criticisms from previous years when Apple was called out for lack of diversity. Pressure is growing on tech companies to show that they are inclusive places for everyone, in particular with Apple's international customer base that includes the Americas, Europe, China and the Pacific. Click the photo below to see Apple's diversity and inclusion page and their new diversity and inclusion film.