Gender balance only happens by design. Stop fixing women or blaming men. Start building the will and skill of leaders to adapt the workplace.
20-first is a global consulting firm working with companies interested in capturing the competitive advantage of gender, nationality, and generational balance. We help companies to understand and connect with 100% of their client base and 100% of the talent pool. We've worked with international household names such as Unilever, Nestle and Bayer - helping them to leverage balance to improve their performance and financial results.
Many companies would like to be more gender balanced. Some have tried hard, created women’s networks, mentoring programmes and female leadership training. We know, because we used to help them with these efforts. But after a few years, we were forced to admit they didn’t deliver balance. We learned that assuming that today’s imbalance is caused by something women lack (skill, will or background) was part of the problem.
Instead, for the past decade, we have invited CEOs and their teams to ask ‘What’s wrong with our company if we can’t attract, retain and promote the majority of today’s educated talent and connect with the majority of consumers, in an ever-expanding range of sectors?’
We start by getting Executive Teams to identify the priorities key to the business – and make sure they are skilled at WHY and HOW to lead the change. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to hear more.