Video Exclusive: Cherie Blair Calls for "Less of Business as Usual"
LONDON, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Cherie Blair has called for an urgent need to "re-examine how we do business" in a compelling video interview with leading global sustainability organisation the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) for their 'Expert Insight' series.
"You're not going to achieve a successful business in the 21st century unless you have a diverse workforce and allow different styles of leadership," she insists. The "quality and skills of our people" is our most important asset, she adds.
Cherie spoke exclusively to IBLF, a premier global members organisation that works with over 150 multinational companies on sustainability, business leadership and growth issues. Find out more about IBLF at http://www.iblf.org and follow them on Twitter @IBLF
As a noted barrister and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Cherie spoke openly to former broadcast journalist Shivvy Jervis on what needs to change in the way we do business, women's empowerment and the private sector's role in global issues.
"Are we doing all we can to get the right framework for business to flourish in a way which allows their people to flourish at the same time?," asks Cherie. She continues: "The world has changed and therefore the ways of doing business in the modern world have to change".
On the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, she explains emphatically: "Women across the world are disadvantaged. Having financial independence gives them the ability to make choices. It gives them the ability to say 'yes' and to say 'no'." Cherie is also currently serving as Vice-Chair - together with PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi - on Hillary Clinton's Council on Women's Business Leadership which she explained focuses on leadership, capacity development, access to capital and access to markets.
What is the Expert Insight video series?
IBLF's Expert Insight videos are an ongoing series of topical dialogues with some of the world's top business and thought leaders, and Cherie joins the ranks of past interviewees including Steve Almond , Chairman of Deloitte; India Gary-Martin , MD and COO, JPMorgan; John Brock , CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises; Peter Brabeck , Chairman of Nestlé and Lady Lynn Rothschild , CEO of E.L. Rothschild to name a few.
What is IBLF all about?
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