Equality goal in BDO in Ukraine
Being an international company, BDO in Ukraine fully adheres to the culture of equality. Discrimination, in any form, during recruitment, remuneration or promotion, is unacceptable. We believe that the corporate culture of our time is a culture of equality and openness. A culture where the human being is the primary asset and the capital, not the resource.
On the eve of the International Women’s Day, we will talk about the role of women in BDO in Ukraine, and we will provide statistics confirming the position of gender equality of our company.
Equality is not a women’s issue, it is a business issue. It is important to thrive for economies and societies, and this is possible only under equal opportunity.
According to the HR department, as of January 2021, the team of BDO in Ukraine includes 64% women and 36% men.
For comparison, this ratio is 52% for female employees and 48% for male employees in the entire BDO network.
Senior executive positions in BDO in Ukraine are equally distributed — 50: 50.
The president of the company, Alla Savchenko, notes: “Equality is the priority of our company in recruitment and working conditions for all our employees, equal payment, and equality in providing opportunities for development. Also, a work-life balance for each of our employees is a key part of BDO’s offer as an employer!”
But the percentage of female managers is 5% higher than the number of male managers.
Read the comment on the topic of equality of our company’s director, Sergey Balchenko.
“Various factors, such as, for example, the biological and individual socialization of a person in childhood, are the main reason for the division of labor between men and women on the principle of “care and love to people is for women, and strength and leadership is for men”. In adult life, human roles that reflect the inter-gender division of labor become the basis for gender differences. Now gender stereotypes are changing quite quickly and this gives hope for equal social positions in the business sphere for men and women. In recent years, humanity has moved forward so much to eliminate this inequality and to achieve business equality. However, equality can be achieved only when the attitude towards both women and men changes radically and behavioral stereotypes are erased. In the meantime, 20% of the Ukrainian parliament is women.
The profession of a financial expert is traditionally more female than male, and, usually, men became leaders in it (the position of the chief accountant is male, and the position of his deputy is female). Today, these stereotypes are also being erased.”
These data confirm that BDO in Ukraine pays attention to gender equality issue. We are convinced that cooperation on equality matter should be one of the key tasks of any modern company.
The experience of BDO in Ukraine confirms the hypothesis that the innovative thinking of teams is several times higher in the companies that deal with the gender equality issue, than in businesses that do not pay attention to this issue. And indeed, often women show a more creative approach to solving problems. And together with the rationality and structured approach of the male part of the team, the result exceeds all expectations.
But the data mentioned above suggests that the female part of the BDO team in Ukraine is not only creative, but also experienced professionals in their field. After all, the ACCA qualification and certificate are the most authoritative and prestigious in the world. We are proud of our specialists who demonstrate their high level of professionalism and deep knowledge in accounting, audit and finance every day.
Undoubtedly, BDO in Ukraine will continue to adhere to the principles of gender equality and the empowerment of women in the company. We are convinced that gender equality is not only one of the basic human rights, but it is also a necessary aspect for achieving peace, prosperity and sustainable development of the country and the world economy as a whole.
And some more tips from BDO:
- Follow the principles of strong leadership
- Constantly ensure equal opportunities, visibility, flexibility, evaluation and recognition for all
- Provide mentoring / feedback and coaching opportunities
- Encourage great leaders (both women and men) to lead by example.
In a nutshell, we are proud of the available statistics and our entire team that constantly confirms its high professionalism and dedication to business they love!
Meet the spring together with BDO in Ukraine!