The Diversity Dividend Report, a Deloitte Access Economics report for Westpac
The report has broadened the research and conversation about the importance of women in leadership in four ways:
The report found having more women in leadership could create more role models and increase the availability of flexible working arrangements. In turn, this could create economic dividends for New Zealand, by supporting greater labour force participation. The reports estimates if New Zealand firms were to achieve gender parity in leadership, the resulting participation benefits would lead to the economy being around $881 million larger, equivalent to 0.33% of gross domestic product (GDP).
Deloitte is also actively involved in Global Women. In fact, we’ve recently teamed up to run a ‘Deloitte-Global Women Inclusion Survey’. We had over 700 responses and uncovered some valuable insights about inclusion in NZ workplaces. For example:
Survey findings will be published in the Inclusive Workplace report, featuring inclusion success stories, in league with Global Women, mid-August. An update will be provided shortly after publication – watch this space!