Building diverse, gender-equal and women-friendly companies is a prime concern for all organisations that want to maximise growth and attract the best talent.
But if it is not done right, efforts and money spent on attracting and nurturing female talent do not end up yielding the expected benefits.
Therefore, a good practice would be understand the theory and concepts of building diverse organisations and learning from examples of other organisations.
Here’s a Reading List of free and priced tool-kits and books to help Senior Management as well those in HR and Diversity teams get familiar with these –
In the backdrop of disruptions cause by the Covid19 pandemic, this report contributes new understanding and insights to better support enterprises in creating powerful and comprehensive change in eliminating all forms of discrimination within the workplace and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. It builds on the wealth of existing research showing the critical role of D&I in the high performance of the workforce, businesses, economies and societies globally. Read for free
This report consolidates the knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned during the two-year SheWorks partnership that brought together 13 leading private sector companies operating in diverse sectors in emerging and developed markets. Each SheWorks member made a minimum of three gender smart commitments to support their female employees while realizing business benefits. Read for free
A brief about family friendly measures that companies can take. Read for free
This document builds on material developed by UNICEF EAPRO, UNICEF ESARO and the ILO. It is an interim guidance note, developed in a fast-evolving situation. It provides general recommendations that aim to help employers strengthen support for workers and their families. Read for Free
This toolkit is intended to be a resource for businesses and other stakeholders interested in accelerating gender parity. The principles showcased in this toolkit highlight several approaches taken to closing gender gaps in companies across the globe. Each of these practices has a potentially transformative role but is most effective within a consistent company-wide strategy, resting on a strong foundation of labour standards, including health and safety. For such an approach to work, leaders must commit for the long-term and manage some of the short-term barriers and trade-offs. Read for free
Implicit Bias Tests by Harvard to find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics! Take your test here
A pioneering book that lays an archival milestone for creating a “brave new mindset” in corporate India and businesses worldwide that will genuinely embrace “balanced leadership” as a true goal of corporate enterprise, validate and verify equal opportunity with meritocracy, respect inclusive growth for women who form 50% of the world population, and best practices in the workplace that will reject homogenous all-male corporate leadership as a fundamental economic function -to bring optimum rewards of diversity to business growth and societal progress. Buy here
This book presents the foundations of organizing and managing diversities, offers multidisciplinary, intersectional, and critical analyses on key issues, and opens up fresh perspectives in order to advance the diversity debate. The contributors are a team of leading diversity scholars from all over the world. Buy here
The award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert shares proven strategies to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive organizational change and the future of work. Buy here
A toolkit to help our founders scale diverse and inclusive companies. It contains relevant resources & case studies spotlighting examples of companies who have created positive change with D&I initiatives. View here
This handbook guides you through the three key dimensions of diversity and inclusion – each of which contributes to the ultimate goal of individual and organizational success. Whether you are a small task team or a large multi-national organization, an “US” climate and culture is one that translates differences into direction, uses the talents of everyone, and is energized to accomplish common goals with excellent outcomes. Buy here