Diversity

why is it important?

The reality is that for many businesses, diversity is still a nice to have not a strategic imperative. At Audeliss we are proud to be different and love to work with organizations that share our passion for breaking the status quo.

Since day one, diversity has been at the heart of what we do, and why we do it. We are committed to levelling the playing field for executive and non-executive talent, finding opportunities for women, people of color and LGBT+ candidates. But this isn’t the only diversity we embrace we are eager to support veterans, the disabled, those from a different socio-economic background and many other communities who have faced challenges in corporate America.

We look beyond your market sector and known candidates to find exceptional talent who can bring a new perspective to your organization.

"Diversity: The art of thinking independently together."

Verna Myers

positive business impact

The McKinsey annual reports, along with numerous other publications, have demonstrated that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams outperform on profitability and have superior value creation. Companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were even more likely to have industry-leading profitability.

Diversity and inclusion is central to an organization’s ability to attract, recruit and retain the talent needed to outperform competitors. Diverse groups make better, faster decisions with less bias and groupthink, and diverse groups are more creative and innovative. So if we believe that diverse teams make better, more considered decisions, our role is clear: to bring businesses and talented individuals together to build those high-performing, fantastically diverse senior teams.

 
what are the issues?

72%

of lesbian women report that they have dealt with microaggressions in the workplace.

McKinsey & Company, Women in the Workplace 2018

10%

of top management positions are held by an ethnic minority person.

Business in the Community, Race at Work 2015

42%

of employed adults in the U.S. have experienced or witnessed racism in the workplace

Glassdoor Diversity Survey, 2019

4%

of C-Suites are made up of women of color

Women In the Workplace, 2018

43%

of companies with diverse boards noticed higher profits

McKinsey & Company, Delivering through diversity 2018

80%

of trans people experienced harassment or mistreatment at work.

Open for Business, 2018

our diversity & inclusion partners

building inclusive cultures

Diverse recruitment organization

 

We actively partner with external organizations that represent, support and empower underrepresented communties. Their members include individuals spanning multiple industries, functions, levels of seniority, interests and locations. 

Through our partnerships, we are able to build relationships with an even broader network of diverse candidates that are eager to engage with our clients. Here is a snapshot of some of our current partners:

 

                                                                                   

 

We also benefit from the committed partnership of our sister business, INvolve, a global membership organization and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business.

Every year INvolve run a global series of events designed to unpack some of the key issues and opportunities across diversity and inclusion. With a focus on individual diversity strands as well as intersectionality, these events include panel discussions on pressing topics, presentations from leading speakers and roundtables attended by a range of prominent voices within business.

INvolve also publish the global EMpower, HERoes and OUTstanding Role Model Lists in partnership with Yahoo Finance – recognizing and celebrating business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and inspiring the next generation of diverse talent.z

The talent is out there

celebrating role models

Each year, the OUTstanding, EMpower and HERoes publish role model lists in partnership with Yahoo Finance. The lists celebrate the incredible achievements of LGBT+, communities of color and female business leaders, future leaders and allies.

Click below to see the full lists of these role models.