Put simply, consumers are diverse, and a diverse and inclusive workforce where employees are representative of the customers that consume their product or service is surely a business’ most powerful weapon. But it’s about more than that. A strong DE&I agenda enhances Employee Experience (EX) and improves your overall Employee Value Proposition (EVP), giving you the competitive edge in terms of talent attraction and retention. 

All the imperatives for why a diverse workforce is important also apply in the mobility arena. This imperative becomes particularly clear when you consider that many global organisations list an international assignment as a pre-requisite for promotion to a senior or board level position. If there are barriers to participation in international assignments for certain groups, by default it becomes impossible to achieve diversity goals in the organisation as a whole.