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Pursuing the gender agenda

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Amita Chaudhury, Unilever’s global diversity director, says the company truly embraces what it means to be a diverse and inclusive workplace.

“This means giving full and fair considering to all applicants and continuing development of all employees, regardless of gender, nationality, race, creed, disability, style or sexuality,” she said.

It also means focusing on creating a gender balanced workplace globally, which Chaudhury will address during the diversity panel at Recruitment Interactive 2013 on November 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore.

“Women make up more than 75% of our consumer base and 50% of talent worldwide. If we want to serve our consumers effectively, want to attract the most able and talented people to work for us and if we want the creativity and innovation to win long-term, then we believe that we need to pursue the gender agenda with discipline and passion. And we are doing that.”

Unilever works to embed diversity and inclusion firmly into its day-to-day business decisions via its talent management and people processes.

“Our business units are required to develop specific diversity plans that are aligned to the priorities and needs of their markets. And our leaders are accountable for delivering on gender representation goals.”

For more information on Recruitment Interactive 2013, to view the agenda and speakers, or to register, please go to www.recruitmentinteractive2013.com.

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