Welcome to our January edition of the Changemakers series, promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in work environments where everyone can thrive.
This month, we are sharing with you three videos featuring women whose outstanding careers represent the spirit of the Changemakers series: Paula Vidal Castelli, Executive Director Europe of SFAI Global, and Angela Peasah, IFAC Nominating Committee Member and Head Directorate at the Controller and Accountant General's Department of Ghana, both discuss how to foster diverse Boards and inclusive work environments, providing helpful tips for women who wish to accelerate their careers into C-suite and leadership roles, and why having an accountancy background could lead to diverse career opportunities.
We also invited Elaine Young, the Head of Human Capital at IFAC, to share why diversity is important for better organizational performance and what best practices IFAC uses for creating an inclusive culture that provides equal opportunities to employees.
Focus on Inclusive Work Environment with Paula Vidal Castelli, Executive Director Europe of SFAI Global
In this video, Paula talks about skills that make individuals with accounting educations attractive for recruitment and offers her advice on creating inclusive work environments that better support women looking to advance into high level positions.
“Ability to adopt, agility in navigating technological advancements, analytical and soft skills are a must in the current environment."
Focus on IFAC Nominating Committee and Volunteering with Angela Peasah, IFAC Nominating Committee Member
In this video, Angela shares her views on the importance of diversity and volunteering. She also provides insights on attracting more women to serve on Boards and leadership roles in Africa.
“Women have a lot to offer. Encouragement, opportunities, and mentoring would lead to more women rising up to the challenge."
Focus on Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces with Elaine Young, IFAC Head of Human Capital
In this video, Elaine talks about IFAC’s practices for creating an inclusive workplace, achieving diverse staff and leadership teams, and overcoming biases.
“[Getting rid of] unconscious bias needs to be more than a check the box exercise, but a real long-term commitment to eliminating bias.”
Disclaimer : The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of IFAC or SSBs.