Gender Diversity within the Workplace has been a hot topic recently, particularly when it comes to equal pay, and encouraging more women into traditionally male dominated fields like technology. But there are wider ranging benefits of active efforts to increase Gender Diversity - and just general diversity within the workplace - feelings of inclusion, and, through this, greater staff retention.
Diversity holds great strength. To have access to the voices of many, rather than a few or very obvious society segments, can have a detrimental impact on your business and the relevancy of your work - particularly if you work in any role where you are building a product to take to market.
The more conscious efforts are taken to create a diverse workplace, with as close to even gender ratios as possible will give you an automatic business edge, along with a much happier and productive workforce.
"If you have an environment where someone doesn't feel comfortable, they are not included or they don't have progression, even though they are skilled and able, then you are going to have staff turnover issues."