Ep#15 | Gender Equality Certified Organisations
DO YOU KNOW How it feelS to be a woman in your company?
Thorey Vilhjalmsdottir is a manager at Capacent, a Nordic management consulting firm focusing on improving companies' profitability and cash flow. With its broad service offering and some 150 employees located at four offices in Iceland, Sweden and Finland, Capacent holds a strong position in the Nordic market. Capacent's trademark is its strong focus on implementation and results. Thorey and her team are helping organisations and businesses to increase gender equality within the organisations with their Gender Equality Certification program. More about their product: www.jafnrettisvisir.is
Thorey talked about the hidden gender biases women are still facing in an organization. Despite the years of fighting for equality, still, there are organizations that are unaware of what women are going through on their quest for higher positions.
In this episode Thorey discussed her program covering 4 stages in achieving gender equality and for companies to set realistic goals that they should be committed to in order achieve that certificate!
Some great takeaways to definitely take note of:
Traditions are still working against women -- despite we are talking about 2018!
Most men are still unaware of the hidden biases in their companies, make them see the situation
It is important to have a 3rd party analyse the situation of women in an organization to avoid biases
Create a culture that is beneficial to both gender, race, background or upbringing.
Have equal opportunities to both
Practice open conversation in your company
Companies that practice gender equality attract more worthy talents