Dialogue at ABB with Ambassador LeVine and Eric LeVine.
Before an audience of more than female 50 management level ABB staff, Ambassador Suzi LeVine and her husband Eric LeVine held a dialogue with Chief Human Resources Officer Jean-Christophe Deslarzes about the importance of diversity in the workplace. Not only is a diverse team important for nurturing innovative thinking and creativity, but it also increases the return on equity, sales and invested capital. The three panel members also discussed the issues that get in the way of a diverse workforce – in particular, the ways that both working mothers and fathers encounter unconscious bias. Mr. Deslarzes stressed the importance of ensuring that talented women are hired, that options are offered to support career life cycle needs for all employees and finally that awareness is raised in a company of the importance and advantages of a diverse work force.