Diversity in company culture taking on a new importance

Diversity in company culture taking on a new importance

Diversity in company culture taking on a new importance Just recently, Wolters Kluwer proposed the appointment of two women to its supervisory board, to reflect the diverse and inclusive company culture at the company.

“We are excited to propose Jeanette Horan and Fidelma Russo for appointment to the Supervisory Board,” says Peter Wakkie, chairman of the Supervisory Board. “Their deep experience in the technology sector will be of indispensable value. With these appointments, the composition of the Supervisory Board reflects the strong diversity at senior management level of the company.” 

The two women should be endorsed at the April 21, 2016 meeting, which will bring the consistency of the board to include six nationalities and a 37.5% female participation.

Jeanette Horan retired from IBM in August 2015 after a career that saw her hold many key leadership roles, including that of Chief Information Officer, and has over 30 years of experience in various development and management roles in the computer industry.

Fidelma Russo is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the VMAX business unit at EMC Corporation, Core Technologies Division.

Companies like Wolters Kluwer and Broadridge pride themselves on corporate diversity, with Broadridge leading the charge on lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights and representation in the workplace.

“Our commitment to leveraging diversity and fostering an inclusive work environment has been recognized,” says Rich Daly, president and chief executive officer for Broadridge.