Fintech specialist and former investment banker Tara Cemlyn-Jones co-founded the 25x25 initiative with a target of 25 female FTSE 100 CEOs by 2025.
She talks to Lysanne Currie about the progress made and the critical role of data.
It is not so long ago, when corporate discussions about “diversifying the workforce” meant one thing only: more women.
But true diversity, true equity, true inclusion, encompasses so much more in 21st-century business and society: greater awareness of and representation around gender, race, disability, religion, culture, ethnicity, age, language, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity and sexual orientation. A big picture of the whole world.
ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional.
Recent events have revealed the need for resilience and the readiness to grasp new ways of thinking, living and working. They have also shown that with change comes opportunity and demonstrated the role ICAS Members can play in shaping a better future for us all.
Managing social mobility in a global organisation requires coherent guidance that applies across multiple offices, geographies and societies.
The shockwaves sent through the economy, labour market and children’s education by the pandemic must be addressed in order to repair social mobility, according to the Resolution Foundation.
Training forms a central part of a company’s diversity and inclusion strategy but, without careful planning, any positive outcomes may be limited.
What should organisations consider when selecting a provider?
Mike Adams, CEO of Purple, shares with Lysanne Currie his mission to change the disability conversation from disadvantage and inequality to one about potential and value.
Mike Adams has a useful exercise for leaders to try with their own company website. He calls it the no-mouse test. When you go home (or if you’re working from home, as you may well be), log on to your website, unplug your mouse – and see how far you can navigate your way through the site just by using the keyboard. How far did you get? Now imagine the obstacles a person with a disability might face.
The case for diversity and inclusion is stronger than ever.
From dealing with data to increasing collaboration, we explore four key areas that can drive real progress and value within the workplace and change the future of the profession.
Accountancy is a mobile profession and, increasingly, globally mobile. The CA talked to ICAS member James Hitchings CA, Associate Partner at EY, now relocated to Tokyo, about embracing new areas of expertise and a very different culture.
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