Diversity Asia

3 Helpful Paths Toward Bolstering DEI Programming In Southeast Asia

The culturally diverse region has lagged the world in formal DEI programming. Here’s how business partners can provide meaningful support now. __________By Jill Motley

Prior to the COVID shutdowns, many companies in Southeast Asia were leading the world in terms of the diversity of their staff. While formal DEI programs were often absent – one study found that only 58 percent of companies in SE Asia had programs compared to 96 percent globally – female participation in the labor force was at an all-time high of 42 percent and notable strides were being made in LGBTQ openness and acceptance. Younger staff members were increasingly willing to speak up about discrimination a....