The first in the history of Taiwan! The Women's Fan Diversity and Inclusion Vision Award expects companies at home and abroad to take the implementation of DEI policies more seriously, because this is the key to the success of enterprises in the future!

The first "DEI Diversity and Inclusion Vision Award (DBTA)" was grandly launched at W Hotel, with the participation of many domestic and foreign enterprises in different fields and formats, and joined hands with Audi, Bayer Taiwan, Dell, and Merck as DEI allies to respond together, showing the multi-directional nature of enterprise composition and bringing diverse and inclusive perspectives to the award ceremony.

Women fire the first shot, looking directly at the diverse existence, in order to have the opportunity to create communion

At the beginning of the event, Zhang Weixuan, co-founder and CEO of Women's Fan, covered her chest with her hands, looked directly into the audience, and opened with a "thank you".

She mentioned that women fans have walked for eleven years in order to practice the first DBTA, even if they know that the road ahead is long and long, this award has also fired the first shot for the workplace of practicing diversity and inclusion, and from then on, the consciousness change driven by the power of the enterprise will lead the society to a better direction.

"Before the event, I had a conversation with Mr. Jian Lifeng, former general manager of Google Taiwan. He said that diversity and inclusion can not only solve Taiwan's enterprise problems, but also solve Taiwan's problems," Wei Xuan said, while meeting the eyes of the audience: "Diversity and inclusion is the foundation of Taiwan's digital development, and it is also the key to the overseas scale of Taiwan's industry, because the diversity of talents will become a manifest competitiveness in the future."

However, Taiwanese industry still has a long way to go to achieve this competitive goal.

Wei Xuan continued, "The ratio of senior executives in Taiwan with more than 100 employees is still 9:1; There are still more than half of the LBGTQ+ ethnic group who dare not come out in the workplace, and Taiwan has long lacked multiracial views, but the new resident population is nearly 600,000. Dear guys, are we ready for the workplace?"

Wei Xuan paused, as if waiting for a response, and then continued to mention that gender inequality in the workplace is still a very difficult issue not only in Taiwan, so companies should walk ahead of individuals and look directly at diverse existences to have the opportunity to create inclusion.

Only by acknowledging the existence of diversity can we have the opportunity to create communion. Diversity is reality, inclusion is the goal, and fairness is the only key to corporate success!

Women's fan co-founder and CEO Zhang Weixuan

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Talent is the key to enterprise growth, and DEI is the leading singularity of enterprises

Looking back at the timeline and short-term development of diversity issues, it is inevitable to ask: respect for diversity and gender equality are not new issues, why can companies no longer avoid talking about DEI at this time?

Zhang Wanyun, Chief Producer of Wusi Media, pointed out that in the past few years, the global talent turnover rate has been rising, and the talent turnover rate of emerging countries in the Asia-Pacific region has been 60% higher year-to-year[1]; On the other hand, under the premise of a declining birthrate, Taiwan's talent shortage will be one of the biggest challenges for enterprises in the future.

The data predicts that Taiwan will usher in a digital talent gap of 1 million in 2030, and whether enterprises can diversify and integrate in the future will become the key to talent recruitment.

Why do you say that? In an unhurried tone, Wanyun mentioned:

"According to the survey data of the Women's Fan Thousand People's Congress, 96% of workers believe that whether the company is diverse and inclusive is an important condition for choosing a job, but the proportion of Taiwanese committed to promoting DEI workplaces has so far been less than 20%." The data sheds light on significant challenges for Taiwan's industry.

We can clearly feel that talent is the key to the stable growth of a business, and DEI is the singularity of whether a company can lead by ten years.

Chief Producer of Wusi Media Zhang Wanyun

The top three challenges companies face in Taiwan include global localization, accessibility and impact initiatives.

As far as the current situation is concerned, foreign enterprises have already laid out DEI-related policies in Taiwan for a long time, but in order to achieve the improvement of influence in the next stage, whether the policy can meet the localization needs, so that internal workers can strongly feel and form cultural identity, is the key to the implementation of DEI policies.

"We hope that foreign companies can become leading models for local enterprises in Taiwan and achieve higher influence," Noting the achievements of foreign enterprises in Taiwan, Wanyun turned to recognize the prompt follow-up of local enterprises in recent years.

"While we are pleased with the progress of the company, we also see that the female community needs more empowerment," Wanyun paused, emphasizing:

"We look forward to expanding more 'possibilities' to a wider range of ethnic groups, including LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and workers of different races. In Taiwan, we have 16 indigenous ethnic groups and nearly 600,000 overseas migrant workers, how to make good use of this abundant resources and find the possibility of communion from differences is Taiwan's future challenge!"

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What exactly is holding women back? Expect equal promotion and multi-functional development

At the first DBTA site, all walks of life and enterprises gathered, and the composition was diverse, which was also a scene that reflected inclusion. Enterprises come together for nothing else, to discuss how diverse the workplace is, and how can diversity promote inclusion?

As the world's largest professional platform, Weiwei Wu, head of talent solutions at LinkedIn Taiwan and Hong Kong, began her speech with a crucial conclusion.

She said: "In the past few years, LinkedIn has continuously reminded companies through interviews and questionnaires that diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) are the most important conditions for business development."

The prerequisite for creating development opportunities for each unique talent is that workers can have an equal and inclusive environment to promote positive interaction and create the best work results.

"To improve the DEI policy, we need to focus on four main axes: diversified employment system, ensuring employee development and growth, establishing a high sense of belonging work environment, and finding strategic partners inside and outside the company to drive change."

Focusing on the current situation of Taiwan's industry, Wu Weiwei mentioned that the proportion of women engaged in finance-related industries in Taiwan is currently low, only 43%, why is there so little?

"If we look closely, we can see that Taiwanese women are mostly in sales and promotion, should we think about how to help women in sales to upgrade their skills and have the opportunity to take on the role of business development managers, and even cross more industries to create more competitive functions?"

With a question and answer, Wu Weiwei is logical and thoughtful, mentioning the common promotion dilemma of women, she sacrificed a warning:

"As a business manager, you have to look at why the company is losing female employees. Since there is no difference between men and women in their 'ability' to learn skills, what is holding women back?"

In this regard, Yao Shengxiong, head of client, industry and market and sustainable longevity of Deloitte Zhongxin United Accounting Firm, responded that the most basic condition for respecting diversity lies in equality in promotion, and how to encourage workers to have more diversified functional development, "Each person is unique and can help enterprises think about problems from different aspects, which is the most valuable point of diverse talents."

Lin Junyu, a rainbow equal power platform that presented the "Best Rainbow Friendly Enterprise & Women's Empowerment Award" on stage, threw out the core view of how the workplace can be used as a field for inclusive diverse talents: "If we need to hide ourselves in the workplace at all times, how can we realize our best potential?"

However, wherever our workplace, the understanding and understanding of diverse talents is becoming more inclusive, and talents can create more unlimitedly.

The core purpose of enterprise DEI is to take diversity as a means and integration as the purpose, to tie the pursuit of workers' lives with the sustainable mission of enterprises, to explore the future together, and to make a contribution to the world of diversity and inclusion with the power of business.

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2022 1st Women's Fan DEI Diversity and Inclusion Vision Award Corporate Award Winner List

Influential Enterprise Award (Foreign Business)_Gold Award

  • Taiwan Bayer Co., Ltd
  • Standard Chartered International Commercial Bank Limited
  • HSBC (Taiwan) Commercial Bank Co., Ltd
  • British Virgin Islands Swire Coca-Cola Limited Taiwan Branch
  • Baoqiao Home Products Co., Ltd
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Dutch company Taiwan Dell Co., Ltd. Taiwan Branch
  • Singapore Hewlett-Packard Global Technology Co., Ltd. Taiwan Branch
  • Uniqlo Taiwan Co., Ltd
  • Hong Kong Gillia Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Taiwan Branch

Influential Enterprise Award (Foreign Business)_Silver Award

  • Unilever plc
  • Taiwan Lilan Animal Protection Co., Ltd
  • Taiwan Esmole Technology Co., Ltd
  • Texas Instruments Industries, Inc
  • Taiwan General Mills Co., Ltd
  • SAP Software Systems Co., Ltd
  • Taiwan FUCHS Co., Ltd
  • Taiwan Baijian Co., Ltd
  • Golin PR

Influential Enterprise Award (Local Enterprise)_Gold Award

  • Taiwan Port Corporation Limited
  • Fubon Media Technology Co., Ltd

Influential Enterprise Award (Local Enterprise)_Silver Award

  • Advantech Corporation
  • Zhongding Engineering Co., Ltd
  • Taiwan Fuxing Industry Co., Ltd

Stalwart & SME Gold Award

  • Ruoshui International Co., Ltd
  • Pinkoi International Cultural and Creative Co., Ltd. (Pinkoi) 

Silver Award for Backbone & SME

  • Laurel Industrial Co., Ltd

Special Award_Best Rainbow Friendly Enterprise

  • Hong Kong Gillia Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Taiwan Branch
  • Standard Chartered International Commercial Bank Limited
  • Unilever plc

Special Award_Best Female Empowerment Enterprise Award

  • Fubon Media Technology Co., Ltd
  • Taiwan Bayer Co., Ltd
  • Pinkoi International Cultural and Creative Co., Ltd. (Pinkoi)

Special Award_Best Digital Application

  • Ruoshui International Co., Ltd

Special Award_Best DEI Initiative Idea

  • Laurel Industrial Co., Ltd
  • Wing Fung Commercial Bank Co., Ltd
  • Taiwan FUCHS Co., Ltd
  • Unilever plc

Special Award_Best DEI Business Employer Award

  • Taiwan Bayer Co., Ltd
  • Taiwan Port Corporation Limited
  • Ruoshui International Co., Ltd

Special Award_Best DEI Influencer Award

  • Ji Huirong
  • Nguyen Kim Hong
  • Cai Yuling