Gender balance in business is a major issue globally. Research shows that gender balance in companies makes good business sense. An ageing population and skills shortages mean that companies can only maintain competitiveness if they close the gap between men and women in their workforce.
Optimiss Consulting helps firms increase the number of women in their organisation. We do this by focusing on strategies to retain, promote and attract female talent in an organisation. Optimiss offers its clients a ground-breaking gender equality assessment tool that enables large organisations to diagnose the current state of gender equality in their firm and to work on best practice improvements across equal pay, recruitment and promotion, training and mentoring, work-life balance and company culture.
We help you build a vision and path with key stakeholders to improve your company’s culture, policy and leadership and generate collective energy for change.
We focus on increasing the numbers of women in senior managerial roles in businesses and improving the pipeline of women managers and directors ready to move to the next level of their career.
The Optimiss team is led by Kate O’Reilly. Kate works with her team advising firms on strategies for retaining and promoting women and attracting more women to the firm. Kate was formerly a Deloitte Director whose work with the Deloitte Inspiring Women program led to her winning finalist for the Deloitte Business Woman of the Year and being appointed to the Deloitte Emerging Leaders Council. Her experience includes global public and private sector roles in corporate finance and business advisory.
The Optimiss team are experienced practitioners in gender equity, human capital, organisational change, business, communications and corporate governance.
The work of Optimiss is also guided by an Advisory Board comprising leading practitioners in business and gender equity.