the challenge

HARNESSING DIFFERENCE

Most organisations today don’t yet reflect the diversity of the working population, and this is the single biggest limitation that companies face.

And in STEM, where inequality is extreme, you’ll also find a leaky pipeline of talent, where women leave because the culture and opportunities aren’t right for them. This can be compounded by a lack of role models.

With no-one blazing a trail, does the trail even exist? And when development programmes have bias built in, is it any surprise that women are turning their backs on the industry?

Organisations today must adapt and harness difference if they want to maximise performance and growth.

Of course, many women just aren’t getting into these organisations in the first place. As they leave school and university, up to 50,000 women a year move out of STEM.

The sector isn’t doing enough to attract this talent from the outset. Coupled with a looming skills shortage, now’s the time to create environments where talented young women are encouraged, valued and shown a path to success.

TACKLING THE PROBLEM EARLY

TACKLING THE PROBLEM EARLY

Of course, many women just aren’t getting into these organisations in the first place. As they leave school and university, up to 50,000 women a year move out of STEM.

The sector isn’t doing enough to attract this talent from the outset. Coupled with a looming skills shortage, now’s the time to create environments where talented young women are encouraged, valued and shown a path to success.

PUSHING IT SIDEWAYS

Whose job is it to tackle equality concerns?

The Diversity and Inclusion team, who usually sit as a separate group and aren’t integrated into the organisation at every level?

The leaders, who might see this as a ‘women problem’ and not something to trouble them?

If you have an alpha male leadership culture, then equality is barely a blip on the radar. But the business case for equality is inarguable – organisations with a better gender balance, do better.

MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

With positive energy and expert support, nothing here is impossible to fix. In fact, you’re already a step ahead, just by discovering Equal Talent.

Call us and we’ll talk about your current leadership and culture and help identify the people you really want to keep hold of.

Together, we’ll create women-only development programmes that focus on high achievement and aren’t seen as remedial.

And for men in your organisation, we’ll support a more family-friendly, life balance approach.

Because when you start to behave inclusively, you become inclusive.

With positive energy and expert support, nothing here is impossible to fix. In fact, you’re already a step ahead, just by discovering Equal Talent.

Call us and we’ll talk about your current leadership and culture and help identify the people you really want to keep hold of.

Together, we’ll create women-only development programmes that focus on high achievement and aren’t seen as remedial.

And for men in your organisation, we’ll support a more family-friendly, life balance approach.

Because when you start to behave inclusively, you become inclusive.

MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

Are you a STEMinist too?

If you believe that your business can perform better by harnessing difference and enabling your women to perform at their best, please contact us.