By Kiersten Barnet, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Bloomberg L.P.; Manager, GEI
Last week’s discussions at the Bloomberg Business of Equality Summit proved that the topic of gender equality is ubiquitous – companies can no longer ignore gender-related issues in the workplace. Policies and practices that promote equality benefit everyone – employees are happier, more productive and exhibit a greater sense of loyalty. Not surprisingly, we also know that companies that prioritize inclusion tend to outperform those that do not.
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, features among the 104 companies included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Based on a detailed self-disclosure survey, the index provides a unique barometer of gender-equality performance across all sectors worldwide.