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Our Inclusion Strategy
We believe that diversity in a group matters as much as ability and brainpower. It also improves decision-making, helps attract top talent, increases employee satisfaction, and makes the firm more customer oriented.
Strength from diversity
Deloitte has a strong commitment towards diversity, and we have set ambitious targets for gender balance. We strive to become a more diverse organisation with a balanced leadership. As one of our firm's main priorities, we target to have 30% female partner representation by 2030.
This is high on my agenda, and I am absolutely determined and committed to make this happen. With the support of all the partners, we will get there.
Piet Vandendriessche, CEO Deloitte Belgium and Executive Sponsor Diversity
We want everyone at Deloitte to feel able to be themselves at work and to have the same opportunities to develop and succeed, based on the value they bring. This is at the heart of our focus on Diversity and Inclusion. We need all of our leaders to feel confident in dealing with Diversity and Inclusion issues and calling out any behaviour which is counter to our values.
We want to attract and retain the best people from a range of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures.
It is our ambition to provide a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels able to be themselves and respect is a fundamental component of our culture. Simply put, without respect, true inclusion cannot be achieved.
Diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another:
International Women's Day 2019
On 8 March 2019, we have hosted an International Women's Day breakfast event at Deloitte Gateway during which we shared insights into our inclusion strategy. After a keynote by Hassan Al Hilou on the power of diversity, our expert panel discussed three important topics: inclusive environment, women in leadership, and experience and exposure.
This event was an important opportunity to hear directly from our people and to learn how we can #BalanceForBetter together.
Internal Diversity Sounding Board
Launching the initiative
Through our Diversity Steering Committee, we have set gender inclusion targets for our firm. Starting as an idea from the audience during the Q&A session at the 2018 International Women's Day event, we launched the Internal Diversity Sounding Board in September 2018. This important initiative will help us shape our continuous journey towards cultural diversity and make more of a positive impact for inclusion in the workplace.
The Internal Diversity Sounding Board represents a balanced group of people across Business Units, ages, genders, and nationalities to come together for sessions on current diversity activities, discuss new projects, and engage with external experts. This is a unique opportunity to involve talent to share opinions and ideas about diversity.