Gender diversity in the workplace: why it matters and how companies can implement it

According to a 2020 study from McKinsey & Co, 87% of companies are now committed to gender diversity, compared to their previous study in 2012, when this figure was just 56%. While the dedication towards gender diversity within businesses has significantly increased, it is important for businesses to realise specifically how gender diversity can benefit them and why it is wise to invest in it.

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Romania launches first Diversity Chamber of Commerce in the world

The world’s first Diversity Chamber of Commerce has been established in Romania in order to promote the principles of diversity and inclusion in the country’s business community. The Chamber will serve as a forum where multinationals can interact with Romanian businesses run by individuals from minority groups, that have traditionally been marginalized economically — and in particular, women, the LGBTQ+ community, Roma, people with disabilities and others.

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Clifford Chance removes gendered language from its communication

Clifford Chance joins Freshfields and Quinn Emmanuel in removing gender-specific language from its contracts and other legal documents. Adopting gender-neutral language in legal documentation is beneficial to the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion in several ways, according to Clifford Chance’s website. Not only does it promote gender equality, but it also challenges unconscious assumptions about gender roles and recognises that not everyone identifies as male or female.

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