Flexibility Works LIVE> Gender Equality in the Post Covid Workplace
June 23, 2021, 11.00 – 12.00
‘We have an opportunity right now to create more balanced working lives and a more inclusive working culture as we emerge from the pandemic’
Improving gender equality in the workplace has been a key priority for many organisations for years. The pandemic has affected the working lives of just about everyone, although evidence shows it has hit women the hardest.
COVID has also led to a surge in demand for more flexibility from men, particularly fathers, who want to hold onto some of the flexibility they experienced during the pandemic
Organizations globally are currently looking at ‘doing things differently’ and changing outdated working patterns, such as introducing more flexible working and remote working. These sort of changes, embedded properly and inclusively, could help progress gender equality.
And while there is a current opportunity, we cannot ignore the risks which could see any previous progress made in relation to gender equality go into reverse. Women are going to disproportionately struggle to regain a footing in the labour market post pandemic and there is also a fear that workplaces could become divided between home and office workers if changes are not implemented inclusively.
All of this means that gender equality needs to be in sharper focus than ever before. If your organisation cares about gender equality and wants to create a more inclusive working culture, then we invite you to join this webinar where we will look at how you build back supporting gender equality.
Our speakers, a combination of senior leaders and employees, will share their insights about what needs to happen right now in our workplaces, at a practical level, to ensure we maximise any opportunity to move the dial on gender equality as we come back from the pandemic.
Diane Mulholland - Group Vice President/General Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Scotland/Northern Ireland
As the Vice President and General Manager of the Scotland and Northern Ireland regions, Diane Mulholland oversees all operations for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in these areas.
Diane plays an active role in public affairs and diversity issues for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Internally, Diane has been an integral part of the female mentoring programme, supporting women in the business and helping them to progress and reach their full potential. Diane is currently leading our internal Women in Rental leadership Development Programme for our female Area Managers to help support them achieve higher level operating roles. Programmes like this have helped the company remain one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the tenth year running. Diane is also one of only two UK representatives on the company’s global founding values committee.
Aside from this, Diane has championed the partnership between Enterprise and Stonewall Scotland internally, as well as the SWAN LGBT networking group. Diane and her team work in partnership with Business in the Community Scotland and Northern Ireland, which led to Enterprise being awarded the Working Better Award at the SBC Awards in 2015. This award recognises a business which can demonstrate excellence in actively fostering a fairer workplace where people are valued, rewarded and engaged in their work.
In 2020 Diane was named on the Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure (WiHTL) index of 100 Women to Watch & Advocates for Change in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure.
Jago Brown - Commercial Director, UKLC