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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Polly, not quite the example you were looking for but there is something in companies promoting their approaches to flexible working.  We work hard to ensure that our people have options around when and where they work and very deliberately…"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Hester, These are good steps but only really covering what they won't do - and any company that uses stereotypes is exposed in social media.  We need to encourage business to move beyond the base line and be positive and…"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Alex, I think you are right.  There is plenty of evidence but it is the 'so now what do we do' that is still a challenge for many companies.  Those that are leading the way need to share their experience to help others."
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"  Gerry, you are right about better data but many companies also need the business case.  We need more companies to proactively manage their approach to gender because they intuitively know it is right and their leadership allows…"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Hi, I’m Nicky Major from EY, a global professional services organization.  I lead our corporate social responsibility activity.  Diversity and inclusiveness is a business issue for us both within our organization and outside. …"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Gerry, many of our people go through our unconscious bias training which helps them recognise their own biases and those of others, and then to actively managing.  In terms of recruitment and promotions etc we very actively manage the…"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Hi Esther, I completely agree.  Understanding all forms of diversity, and associated discrimination, is vital.  What I see in the corporate world is that organizations that are leading the way in gender diversity are also…"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"As well a policy and process in the work place we need to help people understand their unconscious biases.  Everyone has them - but it is about understanding them and managing them so you can take deliberate steps to ensure they don't…"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"In response to question 2 on How can companies’ internal policies and practices contribute to greater economic empowerment for women 2 quick comments. Having policies and processes in place to support women in workplace is vital.  We know…"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Companies need to have deliberate strategies for engaging and supporting women throughout their value chains.  Integrating women into their supply chains at one end and clearly address women customers at the end.  Organizations like…"
May 19, 2016

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Nicky Major replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Hi, I’m Nicky Major from EY, a global professional services organization.  I lead our corporate social responsibility activity.  Diversity and inclusiveness is a business issue for us both within our organization and outside. …"
May 19, 2016

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Job Title
Global Corporate Responsibility Leader
Organisation
EY
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I work for a business organisation
Website:
http://www.ey.com/global
About my work:
Professional services
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Education, Enterprise Development, Governance and Transparency, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Social Enterprise, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise

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