The GLF's Role in Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The GLF has a critical role to play, as the voice of the industry, in improving Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the Telecoms industry.
Since 2019, the GLF Board has identified Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (“DIB”) as a priority and has developed thought leadership on the subject through its three annual reports.
In the 2022 report, 86% of GLF Board members noted that DIB was a “strategic” or “top” priority for their company. They cited several reasons for this importance including: inherently believing that increasing diversity was the right thing to, the requirement to reflect the customer base and improving commercial performance.
The GLF DIB Reports
Inclusion must be the cornerstone of progress.
DIB Report 2023
Industry insights gathered from the world's leading telecoms companies.
DIB Report 2022
Building a culture of inclusion in the global telecoms industry.
DIB Report 2021
Building a movement, not a moment.
DIB Report 2020
Driving gender diversity and inclusion in the telecoms industry.
The Fight for Diversity and Inclusion
In 2020, the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) released a thought leadership report entitled “Driving Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Telecoms Industry”. Thought to be the first, industry-specific report, the aim of the GLF in producing this piece of thought leadership was to drive awareness of gender diversity within the telecoms industry.
Outlined in this piece were steps that not only the GLF member organizations but also others in this industry can take going forward to ensure gender diversity and inclusion.
The GLF's 4th Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Report
Eric Cevis - Working Group Lead
Our first two reports focused primarily on the “diversity” pillar of DIB. In 2020, the focus was on gender, as this appeared to be the starting point for many of our GLF members’ DIB journeys. This focus was broadened in 2021 to include race, sexual orientation, disabilities, and age as key diversity axes; with a particular focus on racial diversity led by the increased attention systemic racism received globally due to the Black Lives Matter movement sparked by the George Floyd murder.
DIB: HEAR FROM OUR MEMBERS