Investing in career development can strengthen your overall diversity strategy
Investing in the career development of your current workforce creates upward mobility for women and marginalized groups. This not only helps your company increase representation in different departments and roles but also creates an ongoing virtuous cycle that will continue to strengthen your diversity strategy.
Investing in developing diversity internally can:
- provide career development, which retains talented women and marginalized individuals already in your team;
- increase representation which helps to attract more women and marginalized individuals;
- enable your organization to become an employer of choice for women, and reap the rewards.
“So many companies are focused on recruiting and getting to that 50/50 gender or 30/70 ethnicity level of representation […] But they’re not then working on ways to retain this talent. What a waste of money, resources, time, and effort.”
Asif Sadiq MBE
Global DEI thought leader and member of WORK180 DEI Board