A Commitment to Gender Inclusion
We know that improving prospects for women and girls advances an entire society and organisation, as everyone benefits from the increased diversity of experience, skills and insight that a greater representation of women delivers.
Recognising the role that diamonds can play in women's lives, at Debswana, we, through the broader De Beers Group, are committed to supporting women and girls around the world.
We know that more than 90 per cent of the world’s diamonds are acquired by or for female consumers.
In 2017, De Beers established a multi-million dollar partnership with UN Women focused on driving gender equality in its producer countries, its business and through its brand's marketing campaigns.
In producer countries like Botswana, the Group is supporting economic and education prospects for women, as we know that women reinvest the money they make in their communities, accelerating economic development.
In Botswana we are supporting female micro-entrepreneurs as they develop their businesses.
In Debswana we are focused on achieving parity in the appointment of men and women into senior roles so we can change the profile of our leadership and benefit from the greater diversity of thought, skills and experience that having greater female representation will provide.
We are still early in our journey, but have already seen the appointment rate of senior women progressing well since the programme began.
Seeing Things Differently Is Good
Cultural diversity is important because our country and workplaces increasingly consist of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups.
Debswana believes that by learning from one another we generate a level of understanding about one another and that this facilitates collaboration, cooperation... and a new way of looking at problems, solutions and new ideas.