Creating Fairness and Equality in the Workplace and Beyond
Alexis Faber, Chief Operating Officer, WTW
On March 8, 2023, WTW is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) and to recognize the economic, cultural, social and political achievements of women. This year’s IWD theme is #EmbraceEquity and focuses on creating fairness and equality in the workplace and beyond – something we are passionate about at WTW.
At WTW, we are committed to giving everyone equal opportunity to unlock their full potential and succeed, regardless of gender and background. This diversity strengthens our business and benefits both our clients and our colleagues.
We want every colleague at WTW to be empowered to bring their whole self to work every day. To do that, we continue to build a culture of inclusion and embed inclusion and diversity (I&D) into everything we do – growing the pipeline for underrepresented talent, increasing the diversity in our workforce, and promoting an inclusive culture and work environment. This collective responsibility starts with our leadership modeling the right behaviors and setting a strong example to colleagues. We will continue to hold our I&D agenda at the heart of our business strategy and accelerate plans to deliver on that basis.
In alignment with the #EmbraceEquity theme, WTW’s “See Me” campaign for IWD asks all colleagues to share what helps create an equitable experience in the workplace and provide a representative photo.
We are also proud to announce that as of January 23, 2023, we joined 483 other companies across 45 countries as a member of the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index to achieve a more equal and inclusive workplace. We’re honored to receive this recognition for the fifth year as we continue working toward our gender parity goals and enabling us to #EmbraceEquity in its truest sense.
Another key component of our I&D work is our partnership with Paradigm for Parity, with a goal to achieve gender parity in senior leadership. In 2022 we exceeded our short term goal, with women in 31% of senior leadership roles and remain committed to ongoing progress.