How do we create a diverse and inclusive culture?
For many years, there has been a focus on creating diverse and inclusive jobs in the Danish labor market. Research shows that the companies that put D&I on the agenda and are able to promote and live a diverse and inclusive workplace, increase success and profitability.
The corona crisis has led to increased unemployment and a number of bankrupt companies. For this reason, it is – more than ever before – necessary for the remaining companies to be able to create innovative solutions in order to maintain their position in the market. However, diversity strategies should not only gain greater acceptance in the Danish labor market to ensure innovation. An inclusive culture is also of great importance for the mental work environment. But how do you create an inclusive culture in a workplace – a community? And especially if the employees work more from home? Is it even necessary to create a diverse workplace? Do we not feel more comfortable if we are similar?
At this event, knowledge from research as well as experiences from the business community will be exchanged. In addition, you have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other people who have an interest in HR. So if you want to gain insight into how companies can contribute constructively to the D&I issue in a corona time, this is an event you must not miss!
The day will consist of various reflections on the D&I agenda:
Barriers in Recruitment and Promotion Processes v. Professor Sara Louise Muhr, CBS
Despite the fact that studies show that diverse teams and workplaces create better results, and can be seen on the bottom line, we still tend to hire people who are similar to ourselves, and this sets a barrier for more diverse recruitment. Based on her many years of research in diversity and inclusion in organizations, Sara will discuss barriers as well as concrete tools for more diverse recruitment, retention and promotion.
D&I at all organizational levels v. Anja Rose, Maersk Drilling
Anja will give us an insight into how D&I has been made one of the organization’s 3 pillars. Top management involvement is an explicit part of the strategy for good D&I in Maerks Drilling. For Maersk Drilling, it is about more than having diverse teams. Diversity must work in practice and this places even greater demands on the organization’s leaders. The organization has incorporated the world goals in their D&I work and is in the process of anchoring D&I at all organizational levels from top management to drillworkers.
Active allyship in D&I v. Dr. Poornima Luthra, TalentED
Becoming more inclusive to diverse talent begins with each and every one of us. In this talk, we will explore the biggest barrier to inclusion – bias and take a dive into unpacking our own biases, conscious and unconscious and take a look at micro-aggressions. We will then look at what we can all do to be an active ally of inclusion.
Inclusion and Diversity at Nestlé v. Adeline Looi, Nestlé
Adeline will talk about her experience with building and leading diverse & multi-cultural high performing teams. Furthermore, she will introduce us to the work that Nestlé does in regards to diversity and inclusion.
Diversity of Inclusion v. Mette Nørr Gantzhorn, Head of Global Inclusion & Well-Being, Ørsted
At Ørsted they talk about “Diversity of Inclusion”, and the work of creating a diverse and inclusive culture goes far beyond policies and KPIs. In addition to giving us an insight into Ørsted’s approach to the diversity challenges, Mette will focus on what is up and down in the general diversity discussion. The theme has many buzz words and the question is, what is important? What should we focus on if we want to succeed with our D&I initiatives?
Poornima Luthra, CBS
Dr. Poornima Luthra is member of the teaching Faculty at the Copenhagen Business School and the founder of TalentED Consultancy. She has spent the last decade researching generational and cultural diversity across Asia and Europe and has written a number of cases with large multinational companies on their journey through managing generational diversity in their cross-cultural workplaces. More recently, Poornima has taken her years of academic experience into the corporate world conducting training sessions and masterclasses for managers and senior leaders in the areas of generational, cultural and cognitive D&I. Poornima focuses on shifting mindsets and expanding the areas of diversity we look at, while nurturing inclusive workplaces through strategy consulting, corporate training, keynote sessions, talks, articles, blog posts and podcasts.
Sara Louise Muhr, CBS
Sara Louise Muhr is Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Organization and Platforms Director of CBS ‘new strategic initiative:’ Business in Society Platform Diversity and Difference ‘. Sara’s research is focused on critical perspectives on HRM and management, especially in relation to how the modern flexible labor market affects the individual, employee as well as manager. Sara has published over 70 books, articles and book chapters – many of them with diversity as the focal point. In June 2019, Sara’s latest book was published: ”Ledelse af Køn: Hvordan Kønsstereotyper Former Kvinders og Mænds Karrierevalg. En Bog om Barrierer og Nye Strategier” (Gender Management: How Gender Stereotypes Shape Women’s and Men’s Career Choices. A Book on Barriers and New Strategies) at DJØF Forlag.
Anja Rose, Mærsk Drilling
Anja is Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at Maersk Drilling, where she has been since 2018. Previously, Anja has worked as an HR Partner in both Novo Nordisk, Haldor Topsøe and most recently as HRBP and Head of Leadership Development at the hearing aid manufacturer Widex. Anja has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Copenhagen.
Adeline Looi, Nestlé International HQ
Adeline is Global Head of Talent & Leadership Assessment at Nestlé. She has held senior and management positions for 20 years and has worked with HR since 2003. Adeline has previously worked with building and leading diverse & multi-cultural high performing teams. She has been with Nestlé for 6 years.
Mette Nørr Gantzhorn, Ørsted
Mette works in the well-known energy company, Ørsted, where she has been Head of Global Inclusion & Well-being since August. She has previously been Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Novo Nordisk, where she, for over 11 years, worked in various senior positions within HR. First as HR Business Partner, later as Head of R&D Talent Attraction & Development. Mette Nørr Gantzhorn has previously been HR Development Manager at Berlingske Media. She is a graduate of Cand.psych. from Aarhus University.
The Danish HRM Association, the HRM Alumni Association and NOCA have joined forces to focus on Diversity and Inclusion in 2021. Diversity and Inclusion have an impact on a large number of HR’s core areas such as management, culture, processes and development. The desire is to strengthen the knowledge sharing between HR Professionals in one of the highest priority areas within HR right now. Both HRM students and experienced HR practitioners are invited to share views, opinions, knowledge and experience when we put the topic on the agenda on March 16, 2021 at. 13.00-16.00.
You can read more about NOCA’s theme ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ right here!