Your Diversity is your Strength is an event organized by Foreningen Nydansker and Danish Green Card Association on Thursday, 15th January 2015 at International House, Gyldenløvesgade 11, 1600 Copenhagen
Report By Naqeeb Khan Bareach
Diversity is about recognizing, respecting and valuing differences based on ethnicity, gender, color, age, race, religion, disability, national origin and sexual orientation. It also includes an infinite range of individual unique characteristics and experiences, such as communication style, career path, life experiences, educational background, geographic location, income level, marital status, military experience, parental status and other variables that influence personal perspectives. Malcolm Forbes, the publisher of Forbes magazine has rightly described diversity as “Diversity is the art of thinking independently together.” It also correlates with the management term Synergy which means that if two or more things work together in a particularly fruitful way that will produces an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. It is also expressed as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In short, Diversity produces higher performance than the combination of similar things.
In today markets companies require diverse workforce for getting the best of differentiating demographics of professionals. Many Danish companies have diversity policy and specifically seek international talent. Thus, when searching job you can use your diversity as your strength and show your future employer, how your specific perspective and competences will contribute to the growth of the company. Foreningen Nydansker and Danish Green Card Association felt the need for upholding this very strength in the diverse talented lot of immigrants in the shape of Green Card Holders and other European highly qualified workers. We decided to organize an event which specifically look over diversity and let the participants know that they have an advantage over other applicants as they are having this strength i.e. Diversity. The aim of this event “Your diversity is your Strength” was to provide you with tips and tools on how to use your differences in culture, language, education and much more as strength when searching and applying for a job in Denmark.
The Agenda and Speakers of the event were as;
16.00 Naqeeb Khan Bareach Executive Board Member DGCA
16.10 Pia Rønhøj, Manager CSR and Employer Branding, IBM Denmark. Why IBM seek International Talent.
17.10 Sofie Havn Poulsen Project Manager, The Danish Charter for Diversity, Your Diversity is Your Strength: Tips and tools for job seekers
18.15 Diponkar Paul, A Green Card Holder’s Success Story
The event was a success as all 50 participants who were allotted seats were present and there was a good and positive participation during the event. DGCA aim is to organize such events as to equip the Green Card Holders for the tough job market. We will be organizing such event in future so keep checking DGCA web page and facebook group page.
The writer can be contacted on linkedin at dk.linkedin.com/in/naqeebbareach/