Showcasing women’s achievements is a core principle of International Women’s Day, as is building workplaces where women thrive.
Breaking the bias and creating workplaces where women feel safe and free to be their authentic selves is better for business and better for both women and men. Research continually shows that gender diversity results in increased productivity, more innovation, better decision–making and improved employee retention and satisfaction.
“Our tagline is ‘enabling human endeavour’ and that applies as much to ourselves as it does our clients,” says The Being Group’s Principal and Co–Founder, Kerry Neethling.
“We value inclusion and diversity deeply and there’s no doubt it makes our business a better place for us all to come to work every day, and much more creative and productive. It’s critical to our culture everyone is seen and heard, equally.”
For International Women’s Day, The Being Group created a video to celebrate our exceptional women.
“We wanted to visibly add our voices to the support of women everywhere, as we work together to break the bias,” says Kerry.
It’s a proven fact that businesses perform better – sometimes by as much as 20 percent – when they employ more women in top positions. Companies led by women aren’t just good for business, they are also good for employees, according to a report published in Forbes.
“Women–led organisations are more likely to have engaged, inspired and satisfied employees than male–led firms,” it says.
“I’m proud the majority of our leadership positions are occupied by women, and more than half our staff are women. We’ve made sure this is a company where women are supported, celebrated and can achieve professionally, without having to battle sexism. It also means the men of The Being Group enjoy the benefits of a gender–equal workplace. Everyone wins,” says Kerry.