FT HERoes award

ME PoV Spring 2018 issue

In September 2017, Financial Times, in association with HERoes, a gender equality initiative, named three Deloitte leaders on their 2017 “Champions of Women in Business” lists. We asked Rana Ghandour Salhab, David Sproul and Emma Codd to share their views about gender parity and women in business initiatives and challenges.

Rana Ghandour Salhab on gender equality in the Middle East

There are many talented and qualified women in the region and we need to help this talent rise up to the challenge and grasp the opportunities offered by businesses. There is a need to create a cultural shift, so that recognizing women for their potential is not hindered by subconscious biases, or driven only by the desire to show an increase in figures.

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David Sproul on gender equality

To be a successful firm, we need the best people working for us, and the best people aren’t all male–it is really as simple as that. We therefore need to do everything we can to make sure we create an environment where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of their gender, or any other diversity aspect.

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Emma Codd on gender pay gap

Increasing gender pay gap transparency is something we've taken a leading and visible position on for some time in the UK. We believe it will play a critical role in achieving greater gender balance within organizations.

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