This week, we celebrated International Women’s Day (Monday 8th March) and it’s been a time to reflect on the amazing female talent in our business. We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce and we offer specific training programmes to support this. Mentoring is another way we help development and we recently joined forces with the 30% club – which aims to achieve at least 30% representation of women on all boards and C-suites globally.
We now have 14 Compass Group UK & Ireland participants on their mentoring scheme. These people will be working one-on-one with mentors and mentees from other industries and organisations, helping each other to grow and build on their career for the future, sharing ideas and experiences.
I’m really pleased to be a mentor on the scheme and I’m looking forward to working towards helping someone else learn and develop, as well as learning a bit on the journey myself! Some of the other participants explain why they’re also taking part –
Harjeet Moore, Head of People - ESS
“Mentoring is so important as not only does it create a culture of learning, it also promotes personal and professional development. This is something that I am passionate about and feel I can benefit from to develop my skills and knowledge further.”
Bal Dhillon-Davda, People Business Partner - Eurest
“I’m hoping to gain an understanding of how to develop my skills to take my career to the next level. This programme will provide me with the opportunity to build my connections and network and learn from the experience of others as well as build my confidence in a new environment.”
Barbara Baccellieri, Finance Director - ESS
“I strongly believe that diversity and inclusion is the key to unlocking potential in the workplace and that confidence is the first step in the right direction. I’m looking forward to supporting my mentee in her journey.”
Helen Craddock, Head of Commercial Development - Levy UK + Ireland
“The 30% Club is so important as it focusses on gender diversity in order to build and strengthen the necessary pipelines needed to give women the confidence to apply for these leadership roles.”
Janet Wigley, Business Development Director – Eurest
“Improving gender diversity and all underrepresented groups at board and senior levels is vital to the future success of any business and supporting Compass and my mentee on this journey is incredibly exciting.”
To read more about the 30% Club: https://30percentclub.org/