The EU likes to think of itself as socially progressive. Women in senior management positions in member states now total 26 per cent, compared with just 17 per cent in 2004.
However, the EU ranks relatively low in a global context. Europe’s economic engine, Germany, is one of the laggards, with just 14 per cent female senior managers and no female chief executives in its top listed companies.
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By Tim Smedley
Companies can’t afford to ignore the professional talent available in Africa. Andrew Kris has a conversation with Borderless Consultant Aisha Jallow, who has the passion for and expertise in finding and attracting executives based in Africa for leadership roles in international companies.
Despite rising demand and a clear consumer call for change, Black brands encounter outsize challenges to scaling and meeting the demand. While Black Americans are more likely to start businesses than any other ethnic group, they are up against tougher challenges from the get-go, with capital of only about $35,000, on average, compared with $107,000 for White entrepreneurs.
Restructuring my organization was one of the toughest things I’ve done as a business owner. In the last 18 months, the demand for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) transformative work has exploded across the business world. With the rise of social justice movements and civil unrest, many businesses felt compelled to make DEI a bigger focus in their organizations.