Women in Leadership Training
Supporting women in the business and attracting the next generation will be imperative for us to achieve our 2030 goal of 35% of women in senior leadership positions. We understand that issues such as leadership style and unconscious bias have an impact on how comfortable women feel in the workplace. We want to provide a welcoming and supportive environment that will help us to attract and retain the best talent.
Each location is taking different initiatives, one of the most liked was a ‘diversity and inclusion’ bingo organised to give additional context around diversity in a fun and engaging way. One of the facts we use is that, on average, 87% of all budget decisions in the home are made by women, which is compared to a 30% presence in leading commercial roles in the business. These stark contrasts help people understand the gender gap in more detail and why we need to act.
ERIKS employees took part in SHV’s first Women in Leadership training program held in 2019 that included 55 participants. The program aims to train 120 SHV Female leaders in 2020.