Respecting The Individual
Henkelِ's Diversity Manager Strives to Unleash the Full Power of Diversification
Working Together – Long gone are the images of smoke – filled board rooms, with white haired men running the businesses of the world. Today’s corporate landscape looks much different than what our grand fathers were used to; diversity is a key element to any company’s success, particularly in the traditionally male-dominated world of chemicals.
Many companies have recognized this trend and have begun to intensify efforts to diversify their workforces. Underlining the importance of heterogeneity, Henkel established the position of diversity manager in November 2007. Anke Meier – a 12- year Henkel expert with extensive experience abroad – is the first to fill these shoes. Brandi Schuster spoke to her about her first year on the job and about what the on the job and about what the word diversity actually means.