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Greater Gender Diversity in Companies Deliver Better Employee Experiences

Author: Willis Towers Watson
Published: 4th May 2020
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: Gender Equality Publications

Summary: The employee attitude data integrated with Bloomberg data on gender-related programs and practices to examine linkages between gender-diversity policies and employee opinion.


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Companies with practices that support greater gender diversity are rated more effective by their employees across a range of topics than those that do not, according to an analysis by leading global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW).

Additionally, companies that offer supportive family services and health education programs for women provide better environments for finding work/life balance and managing workloads.

The analysis links diversity practices with opinions from 1.7 million employees surveyed by Willis Towers Watson at 32 major companies that are included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI).

The employee attitude data are integrated with Bloomberg data on gender-related programs and practices to examine linkages between gender-diversity policies and employee opinion.

The GEI tracks the financial performance of companies that are committed to advancing women in the workplace through disclosure of gender-related data.

Among the Key Findings from the Analysis

"We are seeing more and more companies making gender diversity and equality a top priority, and rightfully so," said Laura Sejen, managing director, Human Capital and Benefits, Willis Towers Watson.

"As our analysis shows, even small steps can make a difference. Companies that are making a push toward gender diversity are experiencing a meaningful and positive impact on employee attitudes toward leadership, career development and other aspects of the workplace."

"The results from this study echo what we have learned through our work with the GEI: Diversity is good for business," said Kiersten Barnet, global head of the Gender-Equality Index.

"Disclosure not only pushes each organization to take a data-led approach to their own practices but also inspires other employers to do the same across the broader inclusion and diversity spectrum."

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• (APA): Willis Towers Watson. (2020, May 4). Greater Gender Diversity in Companies Deliver Better Employee Experiences. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved May 19, 2024 from www.sexualdiversity.org/discrimination/equality/898.php


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