Session: Strengthening a Culture of Belonging for Women in the Workplace
Gender equality continues to be one of the biggest challenges for business leaders, with much research showing that women tend not to feel the same sense of belonging as their male counterparts - by bringing their whole selves to work. A recent survey in the 2021 Culture Report on belonging at work reinforced this, revealing that 9% gap on the overall belonging score between males and females.
This same survey revealed a consistency on all factors, from work-life balance to pay equity, or even sharing an opinion that differs from the group, women tend to feel more impacted and less comfortable in respect to these belonging factors.
This talk will explore key drivers for belonging, and how we can support women in the workplace to feel a greater sense of belonging, helping them to be their best selves at work.
- Understanding of the core issues impacting belonging for females in the workplace
- Potential opportunities or ideas to support stronger belonging for females
Rachel Scheel is presently the SVP for Global Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability at Criteo, a fast moving media advertising technology company. Rachel started this role in March 2021 during the Covid pandemic and interviewed and started the role completely virtually having never seen the offices or met the team in person. Prior to this she was the Global Head of Culture, Engagement and Inclusion for GE Healthcare, and has over 20 years’ experience in HR Leadership and Talent and Organisational Change. Originally from Australia, Rachel has been in the UK for fourteen years (originally only arriving for a 12-month international assignment). She holds an undergraduate HR degree from Queensland University of Technology, an MBA specialising in HR from the University of Wales, and her Executive MBA qualification with Quantic School of Business. Rachel is passionate about all things talent, people and culture and has a breadth of HR executive level experience operating across large complex organisations.