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06 March 2020

Original content provided by BDO

Equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue.  It is essential for economies and communities to thrive.  An equal world is an enabled world.

At BDO, we all share one common purpose, our WHY: People helping people achieve their dreams.  Everyone, irrespective of gender, is encouraged and even motivated to reach for their dreams.  And gender equality must become a lived reality.

For IWD, we have reflected on what diversity and equality means to BDO and asked some of our female leaders and young talents how they have navigated (and overcome) potential barriers and challenges to pursuing their careers.  We have also examined BDO statistics, which show that overall, across all regions, women already occupy more than 50% of our workforce, but climbing the career ladder remains a challenge.  Many inspiring initiatives are being taken, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

Please do take the time to read this special report