- Over 70 people attended an event in February 2017, hosted by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and HIE, to explore the business benefits of gender diversity on private sector boards.to explore the business benefits of gender diversity on private sector boards. The event highlighted research on overcoming barriers to diversity on corporate boards and the role of the Scottish Government’s Partnership for Change and Scottish Business Pledge initiatives.
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, gave the keynote address. She participated in panel discussion with business leaders who gave their perspectives of the contribution which women can make to business leadership.
Montage: (5 mins) an overview of the event with some key messages
Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO Virgin Money (11 mins)
Iseabail Mactaggart, Director of Strategy and Partnership, MG Alba (12 mins)
Rachel Clark, Head of Customer Service, Mitie (11 mins)
This video includes discussion on challenging business culture, impact of “popular votes” on diversity, promoting the business and economic benefits, gender quotas, and apprentice boards and mentoring.
Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO Virgin Money, Iseabail Mactaggart, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, MG Alba, and Rachel Clark, Head of Customer Services, Mitie offered insights from a business perspective.
A series of workshops also explored practical ways to draw on the diverse talent available to private sector boards: