Baroness Jan Royall joins Green Parks most recent diversity initiative - DRIVE
"In order to meet the economic and social challenges of the 21st century Britain has to use the skills and talents of all of our people.” says Baroness Royall. “At the moment, however, the private, public and voluntary sectors are all missing out because too many do not recognise that diversity in the workforce is a strength. They might tick the boxes but the reality is very different. For individuals, organisations and our country to succeed we have to change, we have to do better, to build on the best practice that exists and to enable innovation. I therefore warmly welcome the launch of DRIVE and I am delighted to have been asked to chair this important initiative. I am passionate about equality of opportunity and I have no doubt that DRIVE will have a real impact."
CEO and Co-Founder at Green Park Raj Tulsiani, who is behind the DRIVE initiative, goes onto say: “From our Spring 2015 Leadership 10,000 report, it was highlighted that while there are slightly more women in the FTSE 100 leadership, the position of minority leaders has declined with still no senior Asian or Chinese heritage Main Board Executive Directors. There is clearly a diversity issue that needs to be addressed.”
DRIVE is seeking partnership with companies across multiple sectors to conduct research and release findings on what constitutes excellence in diversity recruitment and retention that is proven to make a difference.