Creating Gender Equitable Workplaces Makes Good Business Sense
Repositioning your workplace to attract and retain women to your organization is not just about gender balance. By shifting the workforce to include more women, your company will ALSO see important benefits:
Access a Larger Labour Market
With the retirement of baby boomers, more women are needed to meet market labour shortages.
Increase Revenue and Productivity
Research shows more women in the workforce leads to less turnover, greater care and maintenance of equipment, less risk taking decisions, greater understanding of stakeholder concerns.
Strengthen Your Business Reputation
Position your organization as a leader in understanding social issues of today and the betterment of society as a whole. Valuing gender equity in the workplace creates a beacon for top talent.
Using proven techniques based on years of research and leading edge thinking, the Centre for Social Intelligence takes away your confusion about how to get started on mainstreaming gender equity in the workplace and helps you overcome any resistance within the organization to create a sustained gender balanced workforce.
Not sure where to begin?
We have an easy, first step you can take. Download our free Inclusion Growth Curve Guide that explains the steps on the way toward Gender Inclusion and you’ll be able to determine where your organization fits on the curve – with no obligation.
Become a Gender Equitable Organization
You know your organization could do better at meeting a more gender balanced workforce, but how do you present a case to your C-suite that will make them pay attention?
Download a free guide that explains how and what to include in your business case. We cover topics that your executive and stakeholders care about, like profitability, performance, sustainability and more.
Traditionally, men dominate decision making in many work environments
EVERYONE benefits when there is gender equity at all levels, including upper management. And it’s at this level, the C-suite, where, historically, women have been missing.
There is increasing stakeholder (government, society) momentum to include women in organizations.
Many times, when an organization tries to set hiring quotas, the results lead to women feeling as though they are only hired to fill the ‘token’ positions, not based on their skills and qualifications.
We work with organizations to address the misperception that there is a ‘gender equity issue to be resolved’, and shift the dialogue to “it makes good business sense” to have a gender diverse workforce.
Gender Agents For Change
We agree it can be confusing and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ clear path to lead an organization to attain gender equity.
We understand it’s hard to know where to start, who to work with, and how to be sure you’ve invested your money and time wisely.
That’s why we’ve come up with three ways to get started on the journey – pick the one that best meets you where you are now.
The project for gender equality in the forest sector is breaking exciting new ground. This initiative of the Centre for Social Intelligence together with the Canadian Institute of Forestry, is bringing together industry, government, indigenous organizations, academia, and NGOs to promote the advancement of women in the industry. It’s a fantastic partnership model that I hope will be emulated by other sectors of the economy and within individual communities. Hats off to Kelly Cooper and the CSI!
Founding member of White Ribbon and author of “The Time Has Come. Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution.”
I am very honoured to have been part of this committee and to have worked with Kelly and all the members, each bringing strengths together to help solve a longstanding inequity. I expect great things will come of this effort and recognize the leadership role Kelly has played in making it happen. Read full testimonial “Heather Dryburgh, Ph.D.”
Heather Dryburgh, Ph.D.
Director General, Census Subject Matter, Social and Demographic Statistics Branch Statistics Canada
We are proud to be the FIRST! The Centre for Social Intelligence worked with Tolko to conduct a gender equality audit to assess where we stand compared to the Edge certification standard. Tolko is the first natural resource company in Canada to undertake the gender equality gap audit. Thank you Kelly Cooper.
VP, People and Services, Tolko
Kelly focuses on the challenge at hand, strengthening teams to achieve solid outcomes.
President, Lumos Energy
Creating Gender Equity in the Workplace
Corporate awareness on gender equity has never been greater than it is now and both the public and private sectors are seeking ways to move from why should I do this, to how should I do this. Gender Agents from the Centre for Social Intelligence are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills from around the world to help guide your organization through the development of a business case, to gender audits and ultimately a gender strategy to attain a more gender equitable workplace. Their gender expertise has informed Ministers, parliamentary committees, industry associations, senior corporate executives, not-for-profit organizations on ways to move toward gender balanced workplace.
The Centre for Social Intelligence is pleased to be partnering on the National Action Plan for Gender Equity in the Forest Sector. For this 3-year initiative CSI will work alongside the Canadian Institute for Forestry. You can find out more about this and our other projects by clicking here.
Become a Leading Organization by optimizing performance, branding your organization and achieving returns on your social investment.
Want to know how gender equity makes you money?
We help companies achieve “the triple bottom line” of sustainable development and increase the SOCIAL INTELLIGENCETM of the company by:
investing in gender equality initiatives; And by doing so,
ensuring they are reaching their potential; resulting in
improved performance; and
Ultimately an improved bottom line.
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