In the present war for talent, we cannot exclude 50% of the talent pool.
To represent a real world situation
I do not want to attend an event anymore where there are only #manels ! And I don't want to hear that there were no female speakers available ! It is just not true - we need to try harder
Beyond my convictions, I experience in my daily professional life the added value of diversity. I expect to take advantage of this added value of diversity at every public event I attend.
Any event organizer who cannot find a female speaker with valuable experience, is simply not trying.
Adding women to panels will also inspire our female children to be proud of their expertise as they grow ... and our sons to call upon women as equals. So many benefits for such a small step.
Women should take every possible opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and have their voice heard.
Gender balance leads the way towards acceptance than that to move forward, we need to break out of the chains of social bias, prejudice and stern-typing.
Men alone are tiresome. And unrepresentative. And sooooo boring.
because we need everybody and everybody's skills
There is much work left to be done and I am fully on board to support and indeed, pledge to spread the gospel and support related endeavours for gender balance at public speaking events!
I want to share my experience to convince the younger female generation to never give up.
Women should be always at tables where policies, strategies, actions are shaped and discussed in all sectors: politics, human resources, ICT, banking, design.
We are all born equal, we need to remind everyone that everyone is equal, that plurality of opinions is the fundament of a just society and thus we need the voice of all, be it female or male, like ying and yang which only together make a whole!
Start with the end in mind, if you want gender equality then begin with the ground rules that Equilibre embody. For me it's all about being proative and fair. #NoWomenNoPanel and lead by example.
Unfair or exclusionary power structures (like the patriarchy/sexism, but also racism, xenophobia, homo/transphobia, classism, ableism, ageism, etc.) may have been around for as long as we can remember, but that's no reason to accept them.
The gender equality ball is running and it is imperative to keep the momentum at public speaking events, at work, at home...On top, all those men dominated events in Luxembourg are sooo boring.
To get a balanced prospective on a subject supports and enriches the dialogue further and drives towards a more inclusive environment.
We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as a woman and take the lead.
Gender balance is not only a matter of speaking but also a matter of speakers. Let's make it real beyond our words.
Gender balance at public speaking events is important for at least two main reasons: (i) it limits the debate and dynamism at the event, (ii) public speaking events are a mirror of society - a sustainable and cohesive society, which thrives forward, economically, socially and culturally needs gender balance.
J'ai toujours promu le mixité comme source de performance pour les entreprises. Cela passe par un changement du regard des hommes sur les femmes et donc leur implication comme expertes au même titre que leurs collègues masculins.
Indépendamment des questions de genre, la diversité est un atout créateur de valeur partagée pour toutes les organisations et un débat ne saurait prospérer sans cette diversité.
Never exclude the female voice on important topics. Gender balance is the best recipe for success.
I support gender equality and diversity in general
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Healthy, working platforms of communication are essential in helping normalise a gender-balanced workplace
It's the balance that creates better strategic decisions.
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of female role models with leadership goals. And when we see them, we can be them and raise them in next generations to come.
It comes as a force multiplier, vitalizing the whole.
The main value of My Pledge is perfectly in line with the Gender Diversity we promote individually and as organization.
Gender balance should be a completely normal state. And we will get there as the more people see it happening, the more they will expect it and plan for it. That is why an initiative like this is so important.
Multi tasking mind and a single mind, are speaking from two different perspectives.
You want to be heard ? So let you be seen!
Gender diversity & gender balance are a strength and reflect social, economic and political realities as we strive for them to be!
It's all about the right mix ( gender - age - competences - experience)Joined 30.4.18
Provide role model for other girls and women. Continue to put my convaincrions into action.
How can we have a healthy debate on anything if the voice of half of the world's population is missing from the dialogue?
Women are 50% of the population and part of the work force. They should be represented so that they angle, their specific needs, they ways of tackling a situation and their vision can have a voice. Allowing women to share widely their experiences and provide their input will contribute to balancing better the work place and will improve the gender dialogue. Ultimately that would bring more overall understanding and satisfaction for all, men and women.
From my behavioural science perspective, I know seeing is believing. Then if we want to reach gender equality, we need to make the women more visible in public speaking events so to empower for the other ladies who unfortunately lack of confidence.
A panel or speakers list without women presence seem unreal in 21 century, yet it still happens. I became a public speaker so people could hear my voice, so my speech could resonate with others and engage them to take actions. It is an amazing road, but still, I sometimes feel that as a woman I should keep quiet. I say no to that and I am happy I can sing the Equilibre Pledge. I hope that together we can show that women present in the panel get it to another level.
En 2018, les stéréotypes de genres perdurent : les petits garçons peuvent se costumer en super-héros, pirates, policier et les petites filles en princesses ou...coccinelle, abeilles etc. (Evidemment si vous savez coudre, vous pourrez contourner le stéréotype mais justement vous ne ferez que le contourner).Convaincre que l'égalité/l'équilibre est souhaitable et atteignable par la Société nécessite d'incarner cette idée.C'est l'évidence...mais cela n'arrive pas.Prendre la parole en public est une étape pour qu'il devienne absurde qu'une discussion se tienne sans représentation équilibrée des genres.'The Pledge' propose une action affirmative par l'exemplarité.I am all in !
It is important to encourage women to make bold carrier choices and enhance their visibility in the public sphere.
Society only functions because there are both women and men combining forces - supporting & challenging each other, fighting & working together etc. Leaving any of both sides out of any equation (decision, reflection, brainstorm etc) leads to suboptimal outcomes and means ignoring reality. —> Together we are stronger!
The key word here is balance, women bring different strengths and competencies to the table and diversity allows any team to be more effective. In addition, women work at all levels in their areas of expertise and that knowledge can and should be shared with the wider audience, society will only benefit from it.
All genders must be equally represented in every area of business, society and life. Public events and conferences are no exception. What good is a conversation - a debate - if it only has one side? I see a ridiculous issue before us, and I yearn for a world in which humanity (balanced and equally enfranchised) can focus beyond this, for it will have become obsolete
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