Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future
Updated: Apr 11
International Women's Day celebrates all of our achievements on the journey to gender equality and recognises that we’re not there yet.
Progress? Yes. But so much more must be done for women to have the opportunity, agency and choices typically given to men.
In the spirit of the UN’s theme for this year’s IWD, Cracking the Code highlights the role that bold, transformative ideas, inclusive technologies, and accessible education can play in combatting discrimination and the marginalisation of women globally.
The great news? It’s precisely this diverse thinking that women provenly bring - time and again - to workforces of all shapes and sizes.
Innovation thinking shows us that problems are better solved when we approach problems through different lenses by bringing together people who think differently.
It also informs us that different types of thinking are required for different stages of an innovation challenge. For example, the thinking required to drive transformational change differs from the requirements of incremental change.
Cracking the Code
Be it questions of political instability, climate change, the cost-of-living crisis or the rate of change brought about by technological advancement, the levels of disruption in our workplaces and our everyday lives have never been more acute. Different ways of thinking are demanded. Equality is essential. Put simply, we cannot afford not to crack this code. Because when different minds attack the same problem, we collectively achieve better outcomes for our collective benefit. It’s a win-win.
After a career steeped in product innovation and creative, commercial environments, Lisa established Emmet Consulting to help organisations grow. Today, the team help large organisations transform and entrepreneurs scale.