Series: Diversity in Organisations and Businesses
On 8 March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. But it is not only a celebration, it is also an opportunity to highlight some of the challenges women and minorities continue to face in the labour market.
Denmark is still lagging far behind countries like Norway and Sweden in terms of equality. In spite of an increased focus on diversity and inclusion, there is still a long way to go before we have genuine equality.
In the weeks leading up to International Women’s Day, we will bring a number of articles centred on diversity. How are we doing? What do companies do and does it work? And is it only something large companies care about, or are small and medium-sized companies also jumping on the bandwagon?
Join us for International Women’s Day at CBS where we will bring research and practice closer together in a discussion on how unconscious norms affect organisational processes.
In some cases, homogeneous managements may make sense. But fundamentally, a lack of diversity in management brings challenges that may also have consequences for society in general, CBS researcher points out.
Increasingly, employees expect their employers to focus on diversity and inclusion. And even though it may no longer be enough for companies to raise a rainbow-flag, it can be a good place to start, according to Jannick Friis Christensen, who conducts research on companies’ engagement in the LGBTQIA+ movement.
Collaborations between Copenhagen Business School and recruitment companies ensure gender diversity in management and boards
Denmark has some of the highest employment and education rates for women worldwide. Nevertheless, women are still a minority in top management and leadership positions within Danish firms. A Code of Conduct for Diversity in Recruitment for management and board positions helps to both highlight and promote equal opportunities.