Today, the Horton International team are celebrating International Women’s Day. It’s a time to reflect and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
We’ve come a long way since the first IWD gathering back in 1911, but have we really come far enough in all that time?
Despite some progress, women still account for less than a quarter of senior roles globally. And even though the gender pay gap is narrowing, women are still being paid 23% less than men.
“I am deeply convinced that diverse teams achieve better results. So gender balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. Women still tend to be more self-critical when it comes to applying for a bigger role. As executive search consultants we can encourage skilled women. Moreover, we can work on traditional false beliefs in management. Omni-presence is not an indicator of being good in your job (but rather of neglecting your personal duties). And working part-time, as well as taking time-out (for caring for your children or a loved one) can trigger personal growth and make a person an even better manager.”
“Gender balance is at the core of what we stand for at Horton Mexico. Over the past 16 years, we have been on a journey at our company to make gender balance a reality.
We have developed an enthusiastic strategy to increase awareness among our clients. Our biggest challenge is to raise our efforts so we can place more talented women in management and leadership positions for different companies, following different principles:
- We make sure all our woman candidates are treated fairly at work, respect and support their human rights.
- The promotion of their education, training and professional development by our clients.
- We encourage our clients to implement practices that empower woman.
I strongly believe the investment in gender diversity is necessary. Nowadays, companies are becoming more supportive of women and their importance in the global economy. When the main stakeholders in the economy have a diverse workforce, it creates an attractive work environment for talent.” Simonne Borrell
“It’s simply a business case. Diverse teams just do better.
Hire for culture add not culture fit; whether it’s gender, age, ethnicity.” Ani Narhi
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