As any pandemic and work watcher knows, it’s been a tough year for women. By some reports, the strain of working from home while also tending to children’s school and other needs has left them with lower ambition and less bargaining power. Worst of all, more women have left the workforce than men. If the trend continues, it will have a deep impact on business and innovation.
To commemorate women’s history month, along with our “Future of Work” March issue, we return to the women across the globe who have shared their wisdom and leadership in Signal360.
Creating a Better Workplace
Lori George-Billingsley, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
“Diversity and inclusion efforts start with leadership and should be embedded in everyday practices – from hiring, developing employees, innovation and culture to partnerships and investments and everything in between.”
Read more in How Coke, Intuit, SAP and Others Are Supporting Equity in the Workforce
Susan Lyon, SVP Human Resources, Fabric & Home Care, Procter & Gamble
“The key to the future of the workplace needs to revolve around helping teams make the greatest impact.”
Read more in Leading Companies Back to Work
Irma Olguin, Jr., co-founder & CEO, Bitwise Industries
“When we realized that the realities of being home brought new challenges for employees, we implemented a 60% reduced schedule that allowed employees to better manage their personal lives and earn the same wage.”
Read more in 2020: The Year Empathy Took Center Stage
Arianna Huffington, CEO, Thrive Global
“Being a leader is not doing maintenance, it’s having to be creative, innovative, empathetic. More than ever, leaders have to model this behavior in order for them to be adopted across the organization.”
Watch more in Corporate Resilience Begins with People Resilience
“People in positions of power in the entertainment industry see with blinders on, only seeing people who look like themselves, typically white men. I’ve demanded that my crews reflect what the world looks like.”
Watch more in The New Faces of the Entertainment Industry
Shaping Brands in a Global and Digital World
Anneka Gupta, president, LiveRamp
“In order for people-based marketing solutions to co-exist with walled gardens, they must be radically neutral, omnichannel, privacy-first and people-based. The time is now for us to develop the standards, engage with regulators, engage with walled gardens and build a more equitable future.”
Read more in This Ad’s for You!
Susan Shook, Global Privacy Officer, P&G
“Beyond the formal legal compliance angles, the standard principle from which we at P&G make privacy decisions is, ‘How would the everyday consumer respond?’ Can we look them straight in the eye without blushing?”
Read more in The Privacy Principle
God-Is Rivera, global director of culture and community, Twitter
Brands (and their advertising) should be clear about their beliefs. “Even when the backlash is loud and scary, you’re okay to stand up and say those things,” she says. People want to know that the companies they support mirror their own values.
Watch more in Finding Your Voice
Emily Chang, CEO, McCann Worldgroup, China
“The way we used to talk about global brands were those who had distribution all around the world. Now, a global brand is defined by what it stands for, wherever it’s available.”
Read more in There I No (One) Chinese Consumer
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