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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Equity vs. Equality
January 20, 2021 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CET
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is imperative for a sustainable, competitive and innovative company and society at large. Diversity also goes beyond the outward perception of a company – it includes how the internal structures work and signal the value systems of an organization’s management or leadership team.
Equity vs. Equality
In this session, we are doing a deep dive into Equity and Equality. Often used interchangeably, Equality and Equity are quite different terms. Nonetheless, while both concepts promote fairness, they use different methods to achieve it. Equality ensures that everyone has the same resources, whereas, equity mandates that resources are distributed based on the needs of the recipients.
When everyone has equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents, Equality is in effect while Equity focuses on giving each person what they need in other to make things fair. By treating everyone the same equality achieves fairness, irrespective of their needs, whereas equity emphasizes focuses on treating people differently depending on their need.
How does Equality and Equity manifest in the workplace? How does it affect gender, minority groups, and company policies and processes? Join us to explore the depths of both term and its intricacies across diversity’s parameters.
This event is the second in a series designed by Diversify to center Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. We are happy to partner with Diversify to address this important and timely topic. We look forward to seeing you.
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About the Speakers
Ezekiel Ward is the Founder of North Star Compliance, a regulatory consulting firm bringing over 30 years of experience in research, investigation and regulation of firms in financial industries. Ward was previously the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Yara International and Volvo Group. He has held the globally responsible for ethics, compliance and ESG (environmental, social and governance compliance), including all aspects of whistle blowing and investigations. Ward is a Lawyer by education and a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), with forensic background at PwC and KPMG. He is focused on pragmatic advice, having built best in class compliance programs with growing team working across Scandinavia, Europe and north America.
Hyacinth is a seasoned professional who has had a rich and fulfilling career. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from her varied roles in senior management positions over the past 20+ years across several industries, all of which have shaped her to become the compassionate, structured, loving, and nurturing professional that we see and experience today. Hyacinth uses her insights gained to empower individuals to activate their purpose and maximize their potential.
Chisom is an Economist and entrepreneur who holds multiple undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She is Nigerian and has lived and worked in six countries across three continents. In addition to actively building and driving growth at her companies, Chisom works as a consultant for intergovernmental organizations and SMEs across industry sectors. She is highly skilled in areas such as strategy, research, project design and execution, data analysis, and monetization. She is a fearless advocate for diversity, opportunity, and inclusion across social, economic, political, and professional lines. She believes in accountability and actionable processes, and that our words have no value if our actions contradict them.
Astrid is Chief HR Officer at Shortcut, a fast-growing tech company that produce apps. Given her background in innovative, hyper-growth companies, she’s a pioneer of the employee experience with a particular passion for diversity & inclusion, employer branding, culture and wellbeing.
Starting off her career at BBT, (now integrated into Randstad), she has 25 years experience within the field of human resources and leadership, specialising in STEM sector recruitment. Her biggest strength is being an integrator who helps create and grow workplace communities that cultivate a sense of belonging and purpose. Astrid is a positive advocate of workplace diversity for understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people as well as an ally for gender equality. Astrid is a Google certified #IAmRemarkable facilitator – a workshop empowering women and underrepresented groups within the workplace and beyond.