Women in Wholesale to measure diversity and inclusion

Industry educational networking programme Women in Wholesale has launched a survey to understand how the wholesale sector is performing against a range of diversity and inclusion measures

The research will be conducted by wholesale data and digital consultancy TWC and the findings will be shared at the Women in Wholesale conference on 22 September.

Anyone working in the wholesale sector is encouraged to take the five-minute survey which is totally anonymous.

“We want to understand how wholesale is performing in terms of diversity and inclusion and share those findings back to our audience,” said Elit Rowland, Founder, Women in Wholesale.

“Studies prove that diverse businesses are more profitable and grow faster and the modern workforce is actively seeking employers who foster fully inclusive cultures and truly diverse teams.

“This study will have real impact if a large proportion of the industry completes it because it is then truly reflective of everyone’s views – so I would urge everyone to take the five minutes to fill it in.”

Women in Wholesale is passionate about driving diversity across the wholesale channel, which includes racial, ethnic, sexual, age and gender diversity. As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting total diversity and inclusion in wholesale, it is conducting the survey to provide a benchmark for future measurement as well as identify where the sector can do better.

TWC will also be analysing and measuring the percentage of women in executive roles in wholesale operators so that female representation on wholesale boards can be measured and compared to previous studies conducted in 2016 and 2019 as well as against other industries.

The survey can be completed here.

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