Diversity in the space sector is a hot topic – but Houston, we have a problem. The US STEM workforce is 89% white and 72% male. With such a staggering white male monopoly, it’s no surprise people from other demographics are feeling alienated.
Leading space staffing specialist EVONA have released part 1 of their guide to creating an inclusive and diverse space organisation: Project IDD Part 1 – Diversity Without Inclusion: How the Space Sector Gets It Wrong.
EVONA think the phrase ‘diversity and inclusion’ has become hollow in parts of the industry. Many companies’ approaches to ‘diversity and inclusion’ is recruiting a few ‘diverse hires’ and thinking the job’s done. This isn’t going to solve the problem. Diversity isn’t achievable in any organisation without inclusivity – inclusion needs to come first.
EVONA understand the root of the issue. In the midst of the male-dominated, whitewashed space sector, two of their principal recruiters have achieved a 50/50 gender split in their placements. Their crew of space staffing and inclusion specialists are giving you the tools and practices you need to follow in their footsteps in their guide to creating an inclusive and diverse space organisation: Project IDD Part 1 – Diversity Without Inclusion: How the Space Sector Gets It Wrong.
EVONA have poured their expertise into Project IDD Part 1. With real-life case studies and input from their own crew of experts, as well as their strategic advisers and other space industry leaders, EVONA are sharing crucial insights and personal experiences that could transform your organisation. They’re using all their space industry knowledge, expertise and relationships to address real-life ways the sector can change for good.
The business case for inclusivity is concrete. A diverse workforce is beneficial for businesses through increased innovation, creativity, communication, and consumer influence. This case has been statistically proven time and time again. Inclusive organisations perform better and are more likely to achieve their goals. Diversity drives innovation, and you can’t argue with the statistics:
Companies of ethnic diversity at executive level are 33% more likely to outperform peers
Senior leadership teams that are at least 30% female see a 15% increase in profitability
Companies that hire and support talent with disabilities have a 20% higher revenue, 200% higher net income and 30% higher margins.
There’s a simple solution to ensure your company is attracting the best talent, from all walks of life, and EVONA are placing it in the hands of the space sector. Download their guide to find out how to attract, and retain, diverse talent that can take your organisation to the next level.