Dear IAMCP Colleagues,
If someone offered to help your business achieve better financial performance, realize higher return on sales investments, and a greater return on equity, you would gladly embrace the opportunity. Catalyst, a leading research organization shows us that these are the types of results to be obtained from gender diverse workforces and leadership teams.
Turning the conversation to IAMCP, the benefits of being more vocal and active in our pursuit of gender diversity are numerous: a much needed membership growth, a rise in active chapter engagement, an even more trusted voice, and more business opportunities for everyone. Gender diversity is not an initiative or a nice thing to do. It just makes common sense!
A balance of perspectives, skills, and voices at the table are essential to representing our customers and the Microsoft ecosystem we serve.
I want to see every IAMCP chapter and WIT Community working closely together with every chapter having a voting WIT representative on its board—and this is just the first wave. We also need to make sure that the composition in our different boards better mirror how our society looks today. We should clearly see that the goal of 50% women is achievable and we should put mechanisms in place to make it happen.
The time to act is today. Reach out and connect with your IAMCP or IAMCP WIT counterpart and make sure that WIT has a vote at your board’s table. The International Board is taking the lead and we have now created a voting regular seat for WIT so now I challenge you all to follow in our footsteps.
It makes good business sense for all of us to work together to make IAMCP a thriving organization that better represents the society in which we work. It is time to take the lead and vote more women into leadership positions today.
Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Skype: per.werngren
Warm regards, Per Werngren, Chairman IAMCP