Leveraging Diversity to Enhance Corporate Culture & Performance


American Chamber of Commerce
in the Czech Republic


8.02.2011, 09:00 - 8.02.2011, 11:00


AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1 Show on map


A corporate culture that leverages diversity and creates an environment where all groups feel included will contribute to maintaining a competitive advantage, being an employer of choice and, ultimately, to delivering profitable growth. The context in which we do business is rapidly changing due to globalization and technological development. In order to remain competitive in this environment, employers need to manage and capitalize on an increasingly diverse talent pool. Companies that successfully do this experience better financial performance, higher customer satisfaction, employee motivation and improved brand image. Greater diversity enables us to create teams that make better business decisions, tap into broader talent pools, create a more interesting working environment, better understand our customers, appeal to broader customer segments and successfully enter new markets. The panel will address the following questions: · How do we define diversity - gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability? · If the business case for diversity and inclusion is so obvious, why is it so hard to sell? · Can affirmative action lead to reverse discrimination? · Legal framework: is anti-discrimination legislation effective? · Implementing diversity: moving from HR to business · How to leverage diversity? Speakers: · Jana Riebová, Director, Human Resources Division of UniCredit Bank Czech Republic · Barbora Stejskalová, HR Director of T-Mobile · Ladislav Smejkal, Attorney of White & Case Moderator: · Vera M. Budway-Štrobach, Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion of Česká spořitelna

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