Gender and Equity Consulting
Win the War for Talent - Be A Magnet for Millenials - Prevent Crises
The workforce of the future is not just expecting equality and inclusion. They are demanding it. Discrimination based upon race, gender, and ethnicity doesn't cut it anymore. Furthermore, discrimination and harassment can - and has- engendered disastrous results, causing plummeting stocks, millions in legal settlements, and a permanently tarnished reputation.
Do you want to wait for that to happen or do you want to get ahead of the crisis?
The next generation is looking for organizations where they feel respected, their voices are heard, they feel a sense of purpose, and they are able to reach their full potential. And those organizations embrace them for who they are, regardless of their gender or race or religion.
The world that we live in was designed by and for white Anglosaxon men. It's not intentional, it's just how it was created. Thus, many of the systems and practices that we use on a daily basis are inherently biased towards white male applicants, employees, baristas, you name it.
What a gender and equity consultant does is to work with your company or head of diversity to thoughtfully deconstruct your hiring practices, recruitment practices, and internal practices from an intersectional gendered lens.
Both quantitative analysis and qualitative interviews are utilized to determine where the sticky points are preventing women and people of color from rising. Based upon what we find in the evaluation process, a multifaceted strategy will be designed to counter bias, drive recruitment of women and people of color, create male allies, and enhance leadership building opportunities for diverse staff.
Every organization is different, and our aim is to have a meaningful and lasting impact. Thus, we work with your leadership team to address your company's specific needs, to determine what is feasible, and to design a system that will engender the largest impact.
In particular, we specialize in financial and tech companies.
Some areas we dive into:
1. Recruitment and Hiring
2. Leadership Development Opportunities
3. Promotion Mechanisms
4. Wage Equity
5. Company Culture
6. Attitudes and Unconscious Bias
7. Leave Policies
8. Sexual Harassment Prevention
Women's Empowerment Initiatives
Demonstrate a commitment to the women in your organization and community by having Empower Global design a women's empowerment initiative. These initiatives are designed to help the women in your organization acquire the confidence and skills needed to rise, and to foster the next generation of women leaders in your org.
These initiatives are bespoke to your organization, and may consist of :