Founder of the Virgin Group and business billionaire, Richard Branson once said, “A company is only as good as it’s people”. The statement stands strong till date, and drives several enterprises.
Hiring top talent is of grave importance in today’s evolving business climate. However, one cannot deny the fact that even today, several classes of the society are still gatekept from various job opportunities. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2021, it will take another 100 years to achieve gender equality based on the current rate of progress.
A disparity between the genders not only denies people of rightful opportunities to a thriving career, but also steals their talent from the world, to which they have much to offer.
So, the question arises - How can one work towards gender equality in their firm?
Another important conversation must happen around maternity leaves. The de-stigmatisation of maternity leaves can also include the encouraging of the flexibility provided with giving paternity leaves, more freely. This further gives out the greater message that both the parents are equally responsible in the nurturing of children, as opposed to burdening one of the genders for the same. This has been implemented in some companies and its greater effect in the scope of gender equality across the globe has been massive!
Commenting on the current gender norms within corporate structures, Alyson Fajardo, Manager – Intelligent Enterprise at Exalogic says, “I am very proud to see women taking the lead in a world that has long been dominated by men in suits. Women though, have the same capabilities as men and are even more charismatic in taking up space in the tech industry and making decisions.” However, she adds that the company just like the rest of the world, does have a long way to go.
In the future, Exalogic aims to have more women take up leadership and managerial roles while upholding its present efforts to ensure equal pay, despite of gender, race or nationality.
Chasing inclusivity with utmost determination, Exalogic is an SAP Silver Partner that strives to integrate top SAP Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity (DE & I) tools offered by SAP SuccessFactors, so you can monitor and implement gender equality and inclusivity principles tools within your firm. SAP is not just cognizant of but also celebrates the vast diaspora of people that form the workforce today.
Join us as we work towards contributing to make corporate structures more conducive for women, alternate genders, the people with determination and the side-lined, so top talent is not hidden under the baggage of their identity.
See our initiatives here: https://www.exalogic.co/about-us