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 cultural 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.
International Women's Day
During the International Women's Day event on 8 March in Gateway, we shared the insights into our inclusion strategy. With a keynote by Tine Vandenbreeden, COO of SAP, this event was an important opportunity for us to hear directly from our talent, and to learn how together we can #PressForProgress.
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 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.