Virke encourages their members to join SHE index
It is with great pleasure we can announce that Virke, the Enterprise Federation of Norway now is an official partner of SHE Community.
Norway may be one of the most gender equal countries in the world. However, the men are still dominating the business community, they make up the majority of shareholders, board members and CEOs. Striving to achieve equality in the corporate sector, is not about having more women just for political reasons. Research has shown that diversity benefits the business.
By encouraging all their members to take part in the SHE Index, Virke is strengthening the competitive ability of their members.
The SHE Index measures the gender balance in 80 of Norway’s biggest companies. It measures the gender balance in boardrooms, in leader positions – and it measures the initiatives that the company has to establish to create a change when it comes to diversity. Therefore, the Index is not only a report card on the current state of affairs, it also offers an incentive to the company to create change.
Heidi Aven, the founder and CEO of SHE Community, has one motto: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
By being a part of the Index, the enterprises that are members of Virke, are taking important steps together with SHE Community in creating a more diversified business community.