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EQUAL@WORK  | January 2019
This is the year that will define the future of Europe
The European Network Against Racism wishes you a great year in 2019, working together for a people centered inclusive agenda for Europe. Challenges for a just society are growing as forces of hate are gaining momentum. Far-right movements are portraying themselves as the representatives of the disenfranchised population of Europe. Time for all of us to work together and make Europe for everyone, to set an inclusive rights based agenda for Europe and walk the talk.
ENAR wishes you strength for the challenging year of 2019
2019 will be a year that will define Europe for years to come. We at ENAR are working hard as ever on a range of topics in advancing an inclusive Europe. To make a Europe that works for everyone. It will be a challenging year for progressive change makers around Europe. Therefore, we hope to work together with all of you to make our common future better and more inclusive. #EuropeWeWant #FeministAntiRacist

ENAR's Equal@work Platform brings together employers from the public and private sector, social partners, NGOs, public authorities and political institutions to explore progressive ways to operate workplaces that are open, equal and free from discrimination.

How a Diverse Workforce Can Help Company Performance
Credit Suisse studied 27,000 senior managers at more than 3,000 companies globally and found that companies where women hold 25% of decision-making roles generate 4% higher cash flow returns on investment than the overall MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI). Read More
Building the Foundations for Inclusion, 25/01/2019, Brussels. Read More
Intensive Anti-Racism Course, Quaker Council for European Affairs, 8 - 10/02/2019, Brussels. Read More

Training on Business and Human Rights, 02-04/2019. Read More
Access to labour markets for refugees, 25-29/03/2019, Turin. Read More
International conference on interculturalism and multiculturalism, 28 - 30/03/2019, Porto. Read More

Digital transformation: How to turn risk into opportunity for gender equality, 26/03/2019, Brussels. Read More
European Migration Forum, 03 - 04/04/2019, Brussels. Read More
A Talk with the European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
Dr. Michael Privot, Director of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) answers a few questions concerning the nexus between radicalization and racism and the European strategies to fight it. On radicalisation, racism and the impact of CT measures on minority communities. The imperious need for socio-political inclusion. Read More
L’Oréal celebrates the 10th anniversary of its DisAbility Awards and restates its commitment to people with disabilities
L’Oréal has made strides toward Diversity & Inclusion and is recognized for its achievements. More than 15 years ago, L’Oréal committed to employ people with disabilities as one of the historical pillars of the group’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy, along with ensuring gender equity and empowering people of all social, economic and multicultural backgrounds.  Read More
Coca-Cola’s Helen Smith Price Makes EBONY POWER 100 List
The Coca-Cola Foundation’s President Helen Smith Price has earned a spot on EBONY magazine’s 2016 EBONY POWER 100 list, which celebrates the world’s most inspiring African-Americans. Price leads Coca-Cola ’s charitable arm in funding worldwide projects focused on women’s economic empowerment, global access to water, and youth education and development. Read More
CEO as an activist
The CEOs on this dynamic panel session engaged in inspiring and straight-talking conversations. The discussions got to the heart of societal issues: working poor, high rents, marginalised communities, homelessness, employability, stem skills. Read More


Private Companies Benefit From Women at the Helm, Calvert Impact Capital Finds
Calvert Impact Capital is out with a gender lens study Tuesday that makes two key points: Investing with a gender lens can lead to financial out performance as well as social impact, and investors are confused about how to invest with a gender lens. Read More
Women Advisors Are Winning Turf
Don’t look now, but the financial advisory industry’s skewed gender balance may be gradually improving. In its 2018 Compensation & Staffing Study Update, InvestmentNews found gains among women in four tiers of the business. Read More
Success within you: Brussels campaign promotes diversity in the workplace
From the railings of Brussels Park their portraits hang defiantly opposite the Royal Palace in a symbolic reminder of the continuing need to confront stereotypes in Belgium. On display until 13 January, the glossy colour shots are a bright point of interest for passersby during the dark winter months. Read More
How My Company Created an Apprenticeship Program to Help Diversify Tech
Despite recent efforts to increase diversity in tech, the hiring and retention rates of underrepresented groups in the industry remain abysmal. Even Facebook, with billions in cash, has only been able to increase their number of women employees from 31% to 36% over the last five years. Read More
Diversity And Inclusion: A Beginner’s Guide For HR Professionals
Josh Bersin called diversity and inclusion one of the hottest topics of 2019. He has said that it is “not an HR program, but a business strategy. It is true that the “needle is driven by HR”; however, it is not enough for it to be solely an HR program. With Salesforce’s pledge to achieve workplace equality through its recent appointment of their first Chief Equality Officer and diversity initiatives at more than 75% of Fortune 1000 companies, his prediction is coming true. Read More
Why Just Existing as a Queer Muslim Woman Is a Radical Act
“Don’t stand like that. You look like a man!” my stepmom would chide in a low, harsh whisper. She was born in the countryside of a suburb of Cairo and came to the states in her late 20s when she married my dad through an arrangement. Read More
Ethnic minority academics earn less than white colleagues
When Meenakshi Sarkar landed a job as a teaching fellow at Leeds University after a successful career in business in India, she was delighted. But the university put her on the lowest possible academic pay band, leaving her struggling financially. Read More
Why do Muslim women struggle to get jobs
For the last decade, more Muslim women than men are going into higher education. Armed with the professional gold dust of a degree, these women should be on the way towards a blossoming career. Read More
73 years ago: How Swiss oiled Hitler's killing machine
In May 1943, Hitler's war machine was showing signs of weakening. In North Africa, German and Italian troops were in retreat. In the East, Germany was suffering appalling casualties. Read More
"Safe at Home, Safe at Work" - Briefing on the ETUC project
Ten things that unions can do to tackle harassment and violence against women work. Prioritise social dialogue between employers and unions, in jointly agreeing policies, procedures and awareness raising amongst managers and workers. Read More
To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity
To retain talent, most organizations offer the typical things: free coffee and tea in the break room, competitive benefits, generous raises and bonuses, and employee recognition programs. But none of that works for an employee who doesn’t feel comfortable in his or her work environment. Picture, for example, a Muslim who prays in his car because he doesn’t want to advertise his religion, a mother who doesn’t put up pictures of her children so that coworkers won’t question her commitment to the job, or a gay executive who is unsure whether he can bring his partner to company functions. Read More
An Unexpected Lesson in Dealing With Microaggressions
Microaggressions can creep up on you at the most unexpected times. It happened to me recently as my daughter and I were enjoying lunch at the local deli. I was filling her cup up at the soda fountain when a woman asked me a question that caught me off guard. Read More
Gender equality in the workplace and diversity
The notion of empowering women at work is inextricably linked to the concept of Diversity & Inclusion, also known as D&I in the forward-thinking Human Resources departments of the Corporate World. Read More
New study: Segregation creates entrepreneurship
Henrik Andersson, economist at Uppsala University, has followed 14,000 people who came to Sweden in the early 1990s and examined to what extent they started their own businesses. His study shows that those who lived in municipalities with people with the same origin, were more likely to become self-employed within the next five years. Read More
Crisis has doubled for the immigrants below the poverty line
The number of immigrants of non-EU countries that live below the poverty line in Portugal, has more than doubled is the years of economic crisis. Poverty, unemployment e qualifications are the most negative areas. The Report by the OCDE highlights the evident stark differences of life conditions between immigrants of UE and immigrants of other nationalities. Read More
Women in the Workplace 2018
Companies report that they are highly committed to gender diversity. But that commitment has not translated into meaningful progress. The proportion of women at every level in corporate America has hardly changed. Progress isn’t just slow. It’s stalled. Read More
Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. Read More
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