Invitation as speaker to Myrtha Casanova to the event organized by the Asociación de Empresarios de la China y la Asociación de Jóvenes Talentos Emprendedores last 19th of July
The subject she was asked to develop was the Impact of Management of Diversity in future scenarios Were also present the Hble. Mrs. Tang Lingyun, Vice- Consul of the Chinese Government in Barcelona and Mrs. Iolanda Piedra, President of the Club Siecle XXI in Barcelona.
Foro China en Barcelona
Information published: 31 July
Interesting article about cientific/tecnologic evolution and its impact on the way the human being thinks, feels and acts
The aim is to increase the visibility of female talent in society.
On later dates, we will give more information related to this celebration.
Information published: 05 June
3rd European Forum of Diversity "Diversity: Is there a way out of the crisis?"
This event is going to be held on Friday 24th and Saturday 25 th April at the Palau Macaya in Barcelona (Passeig Sant Joan 108)
The event is organized by the Club XXIe Siècle de Catalunya (www.clubsegle21.org), which is the club of diversity created in 2013 following the example of the prestigious French club XXIe Siècle (www.21eme-siecle.org).
The Club XXIe Siècle works to demonstrate that diversity ? people of different backgrounds, culture, religion, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation ... is a source of wealth for both businesses and society in general. The two days program aims, on the one hand, to the reflection on diversity management in order to ensure equality of opportunity; and, on the other, to encourage the creation of small and medium enterprises based on multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
It is expected that the
Rt. Hble. Mr. Artur Mas, President of the Generalitat of Catalunya; Ms. Myriam El Khomri, Secretary of State for Urban Policy in France; Mr. Isidre Fainé, President of La Caixa, and Mrs. Iolanda Piedra, President of the Club XXIe Siècle de Catalunya, inaugurate the 3dr European Forum of Diversity on Friday April 24 at 11am.
The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals ( ISDIP) recognized Myrtha Casanovas for her courage, tenacity, and influence in the diversity and inclusion issues.
Diversity is the nature of the XXst century scenario. It is therefore a business, social and legal imperative to implement diversity and inclusion policies at global level, at corporate level and at social level, to leverage and value differences rather than opening space for conflicts. The costs of not managing diversity affect multiple factors in the organization: lost of talent, damage client loyalty, reduce corporate efficiency, perpetuates obsolescence, impacts bottom line as no other single indicator does.
Managing Diversity in Practice: How to value differences and inclusion for growth in Europe?
High Level Event at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Vienna, 31 October 2012
09.00 – 17.00
Held within the European Commission's project‘Support for voluntary initiatives promoting diversity management at the workplace across the EU’, the High Level Event will take place on 31 October 2012 in Vienna under the patronage of the Austrian State Secretary for Integration, Mr. Sebastian Kurzandhosted by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
The project is under the supervision of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice; it facilitates a platform for EU-level exchange between organisations promoting and implementing national Diversity Charters. The long term objective is to maximise diversity and equality measures in businesses across the EU. There are currently eight Diversity Charter members of the EU platform from Austria, Brussels-Capital Region, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Poland. The Platform will undergo expansion soon; several more Charters are appearing this autumn.
The High Level Event will take place in the form of an interactive conference, the objective of which being to launch a discussion on the valuation of differences to induce inclusion and promote growth in Europe. As part of the event, a series of workshops will be organized, promoting a dialog on a variety of issues, including demographic change, diversity in the public sector, diversity benefits for SMEs, and challenges of cultural diversity. It will also highlight diversity tools, such as reporting diversity, inclusion measurement, DIVE and FEED instruments.
If you need further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and will be glad to inform you about the development of the Diversity Charters in Europe.
EMEA Diversity News 20
In this newsletter we report on different aspects related to diversity.
The Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities, signed by European ministers on 24 May, lays the foundation for a new integrated urban policy in Europe, focusing on helping cities tackle problems of social exclusion, structural change, ageing, climate change and mobility.
Published: EurActive. Thursday 24 May 2007 | Updated: Friday 29 June 2007
Benefiting Women Owned Business
The Small Business Administration has just issued proposed regulations for a new program setting aside government contracts to women-owned businesses.
After Affirmative Action: Texas Votes to Keep 10 Percent Plan
Texas legislators voted Sunday to retain a decade-old plan to promote diversity in the state's top-tier public colleges and universities without using affirmative action, which a 1996 court decision outlawed in admissions.
Top GE Lawyer Sues for Gender Discrimination, Seeks $500M
One of General Electric's top lawyers is claiming that the corporate giant pays female lawyers and executive women less than men. She is seeking class-action status to include 1,500 women.
Old tools do not solve new realities which must be addressed from a Diversity dimension
U.S. and European productivity growth was relatively slow in 2006, raising concerns about the long-term effects of information and communication technology as a continued impetus for productivity growth. U.S. labour productivity growth was the lowest in more than a decade and, despite a strong business cycle, the enlarged European Union saw modest productivity gains of only 1.5 percent last year.