Taking Gender Diversity in Business Beyond HR

The 30% Club has launched a Strategy Best Practices Working Group (“the Group”) to help businesses incorporate gender diversity into company-wide strategy development and beyond the traditional scope of HR. 

The Group’s principal aim is to develop and share best practices and recommendations on gender-related activity across common business areas. It is reviewing key processes in businesses, outside of HR, to assess what can be updated to limit potential gender bias and drive better outcomes.

Co-chaired by Brenda Trenowden, CBE, 30% Club Global Chair and Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy, HSBC, the Group also includes participation from Aviva, Diageo, GSK, Unilever and Vodafone.

Brenda Trenowden, CBE, 30% Club Global Chair and Head of FIG, Europe, ANZ Bank, commented:

“From inception, the 30% Club Campaign has been working to drive better gender balance in organisations because it makes good business sense.  As efforts to improve the representation of women in leadership teams and across employee populations continue, we are delighted that our members want to better understand and connect activity across other key stakeholder groups, such as customers and suppliers. This can drive a more holistic approach to gender across everything that organisations do.”

Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy, HSBC, commented:

“Over the past decade, the 30% Club has played a critical role around the world helping organisations build their understanding of what they can do to drive gender balance.  We are excited to be launching the Strategy Best Practices Working Group to take the diversity discussion beyond its current boundaries and fully embed it into the way we think and work across the entire firm.”

For more information, please contact:
Francoise Higson

Sarah Poulter
Corporate Communications
Mobile: 07800 691569
Email: sarah.poulter@aviva.com

Michelle Lavipour
Global Corporate PR Manager
Tel: 020 8978 2749
Email: press@diageo.com

Sally Jackson
SVP, Office of the CEO & CFO
Mobile: 07789 928637
Email: sally.x.jackson@gsk.com

Ankit Patel
Corporate Media Relations
Tel: 0207 991 9813
Email: Ankit.patel@hsbc.com

Hannah Maxted
Global Media Relations
Tel: 020 7822 6873
Email: Hannah.Maxted@unilever.com

Erica Lockhart
Chief of Staff to the CEO and Head of Internal Communications
Mobile: 07979 784488
Email: erica.lockhart@vodafone.com

Notes to Editors:
The 30% Club was founded in the UK in 2010 and is a global effort with chapters in ten countries around the world. Led by Brenda Trenowden, CBE, Global Chair, the 30% Club collaborates with businesses, governments and other campaigns to improve gender diversity and accelerate the pace of change from schoolroom to boardroom. Campaign targets include a minimum 30% women at senior