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Deloitte hosts 30% Club's first Council Meeting of 2017
'Agile Working – Challenging the Status Quo'
On Wednesday 15 February, Deloitte hosted the 30% Club's first council meeting of 2017. The event, was entitled 'Agile Working – Challenging the Status Quo' and saw a panel of women and men from leading business organisations discuss the topic of agile working.
Following a welcome address from Brendan Jennings, our Human Capital Partner, Valarie Daunt spoke about the Future of Work and how organisations need to become more agile to continue to be successful.
The panel was moderated by Conor O'Leary (Company Secretary, Greencore plc) and included the following business leaders who spoke about agility in their organisations:
•Carolina Corradi (COO, BNY Mellon)
•Fiona Mullan (EMEA HR Director, Facebook)
•Pat Naughton (Executive Director, Group People & Sustainability, ESB)
•Carmel Jordan (European COO, Mercer)
Following the panel discussion, Dr. Anne Looney, CEO, Higher Education Authority, spoke about Gender Equality in Education.
The 30% Club is a global movement of international Chairs and CEOs who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations through voluntary actions. The movement seeks to gain support for gender balance in business from leaders of public, private, state and multinational companies and other interested groups.
If you would like more information on this event, please contact Orla Dignam at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +35314173601.
To learn more about the '30% Club' visit www.30percentclub.org
International Women's Day 2017
We look forward to welcoming Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, to our office to address our people on a number of key topics to mark International Women's Day. Dr Mahony will be joined by a panel of men and women from Deloitte.
As part of our Deloitte networks, our LGBTA network provides support and a shared sense of belonging for our LGBTA community, champions LGBTA recruitment, development & advancement and plays an important role in profiling our LGBTA agenda, educating our people and connecting with the Deloitte community and broader LGBTA community.
We are delighted to be part of the GLEN Diversity Champions. GLEN is a Policy and Strategy focused NGO which aims to deliver ambitious and positive changes for LGBTA people in Ireland.
Amy Shah, Senior Manager, Deloitte and Deloitte LGBTA Committee Lead:
As a ten year employee of Deloitte, I am proud to affirm and champion the company's commitment to diversity in policy and practice. I have consistently felt valued, included and supported by colleagues and leadership. Workplace equality where diversity is not just tolerated but celebrated ultimately leads to a healthier, more productive workforce.
Inclusion is a journey and we are looking forward to developing our Deloitte networks and calendar of events for 2017.
Return to Work
The programme has a key aim of helping women transition back into the workplace who have taken a break or returning after maternity leave. Participants are provided with tailored support and coaching to help them to readjust back into the world of work in professional services.
Emma Elliott, Senior Manager in Talent:
Our Return to Work programme is just one of the ways in which we are focused on ensuring that we provide a working environment where women can thrive at all stages of their career. As a firm, we also believe that enabling women to re-enter the workplace plays an important role in ensuring that we are a diverse organisation.
We recognise the importance of positive well-being and the ability to achieve career-life and have a number of supports in place to help you manage your life and reward you for been part of a world class team.
Deloitte Unplugged is the firm’s newly launched wellbeing initiative. The programme focuses on reminding our people to refuel both physically and mentally and change the mind-set that we have to be ‘plugged in’ all of the time. We are committed to supporting our people to make sure they take time out to unplug. After all unplugging is good for all of us – for our health, our creativity, our energy and our focus. As part of the programme we have a bi-monthly newsletter covering areas such as flexible policies, healthy recipe ideas, mindfulness and articles on health and wellbeing. We also hold information sessions and programmes throughout the year covering fitness, health and diet.
Deloitte is committed to developing working practices through a combination of formal and informal arrangements, that support agility in terms of where, when and how we work.
With the right consideration given to individual needs, those of the team and the nature of the work, we try to provide a platform for our people to consider a blend of day to day actions and formal options, which help them to manage the balance between demanding personal and professional priorities.