On International Women's Day 2019, we celebrated the incredible achievements of women around the world, in business and beyond. The theme of the day was #BalanceforBetter, as we can all benefit from better gender balance in the boardroom, in government, and in our local communities. Diversity reduces risk and increases financial performance.
Coffee Q&A Panel
We held a panel Q&A/discussion hosted by Oliver Cooke, Managing Director, Phaidon & Kareem Bakr, Managing Director, Selby Jennings. Our employees had the chance to be part of the conversation around IWD and #Balanceforbetter– ask their questions, pick up useful insights and get to know some of the successful women and men of Selby Jennings.
Lets get quizzical
Throughout the week leading up to the day, we showcased Selby Jennings employees and what IWD means to them across Instagram, LinkedIn and emails. We had some fun with our employees by hosting a quiz on their knowledge of our IWD champion.
The first to get 100% in each office won a special prize and our eternal admiration!
Tea & Talk
On the actual day, March 8th, we ran a special edition of Tea and Talk to engage our staff with all things #BalanceforBetter. Collectively, our panel had a wealth of experience from the recruitment industry. Our leaders shared their personal challenges and experiences, how they think the industry has changed to be more gender balanced in recent years, and what we can all do to drive diversity and inclusion.
Here's a glimpse at how the session went:
Tea and Talk: Is recruitment becoming more gender balanced?
Tea and Talk: What steps are top companies taking to improve diversity?
We interviewed the senior leaders in our business & asked them what international women's day means to them.
See what our leaders said:
"Gender balance makes great business sense."
Julie Giaimo, Talent Acquisition Partner
"The evolution of girl power."
Matt Nicholson, Head of Europe at Selby Jennings
"The 9-to-5 mentality was a tool created by men that suited their lifestyles"
Ulrica Hartogh, Global HR Director
"Balance for Better extends beyond gender balance."