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Women in Business

Women in business 2019: Blueprint for action

In 2019 we sought to take our Women in business campaign out into the real world and seek solutions to creating better gender balance in business. 

Following launching our Women in business report in March which exposed the issues holding back women in leadership, and capturing the viewpoints of our Champions for action, we are pleased to release the last element of our campaign – our Blueprint for action.


Business culture needs to be both diverse and inclusive, but change won’t happen by itself – we need to take conscious action that is both deliberate and followed through. This action falls within six pillars – the foundations of Grant Thornton’s Blueprint for action:

  • Champion the business case
  • Know your diversity data
  • Identify and source talent
  • Open up development and advancement
  • Retain diverse employees
  • Create an inclusive culture

The Blueprint for action is the third key element of our campaign. For more information about The Women in business report, watch our global video "Building a blueprint for action" now.