Grainne Carberry, Director of Catering Services gives us her insight on International Women's Day.
I’m making it my mission today to educate friends, family, colleagues, and the community on the need for equity.
If you truly believe in forging an equal and inclusive world, then you will truly believe in the need for the world to better understand the difference between equity and equality.
Let's start with the definition of each word. Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
The idea of equal opportunity is no longer enough and in fact can be exclusionary, rather than inclusive. Equity is a long-term and sustainable solution and is a process for addressing imbalanced social systems.
Articulating the difference between both is essential for us as business leaders.
Equity can be defined as giving everyone what they need to be successful. In other words, it's not giving everyone the exact same thing. If we give everyone the exact same thing, expecting that will make people equal, it assumes that everyone started out in the same place - and this can be vastly inaccurate because everyone isn't the same.
At Apleona & @FoodSpace this is an important factor to ensure we understand #embraceequity in order to support employees where necessary. #dei #diversity #equity #inclusion we strive towards Equity rather than equality.
Let's #EmbraceEquity - together!