Catalyst, the US-based diversity think-tank, has published a new report in its Advancing Women in India series that benchmarks 56 companies with headquarters in India or that are subsidiaries of global businesses with head offices in Europe or the US.
As we approach the centenary of International Women’s Day, it seems especially appropriate to focus on some best-in-class examples of corporate diversity programmes that actually work.
Unfortunate remarks regarding board diversity made by Josef Ackermann, the chief executive of Deutsche Bank, have landed him in almost as much trouble as when he flashed a V-for-victory sign upon entering a German courthouse in 2004, when he faced trial for approving controversial bonus payments at Mannesmann, the engineering company acquired by Vodafone in 2000.
In Thomas Mann’s novel, The Magic Mountain, Hans Castorp finds it impossible to leave a claustrophobic tuberculosis sanatorium in Davos. How will women attendees at this year’s World Economic Forum react to the Swiss mountain resort’s charms and challenges?
The impact of diversity was top of the agenda for the second of this afternoon’s Women at the Top conference panels: how can countries harness its effects to boost growth?