Women in business

Blueprint for action

Business culture needs to be both diverse and inclusive, but change won’t happen by itself – we need to take conscious action that is both deliberate and followed through. This action falls within six pillars of purpose: the foundations of Grant Thornton’s Blueprint for action. Discover more on each of the pillars below:

Champion the business case

Diverse teams lead to better, more innovative business performance, critical in an increasingly complex world.

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Know your diversity data

Benchmark your organisation’s data to understand where you need to make targeted changes.

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Identify and source talent

Remove bias, both in identifying and sourcing candidates and throughout your appointment and promotion processes.

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Open up development and advancement

Women need to be supported into more development and profit and loss lead roles.

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Retain diverse employees

Flexible working needs to be available across the organisation.

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Create an inclusive culture

A culture where people feel they belong, their uniqueness is valued and they can speak up, needs to be led from the top.

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