How Atlas is empowering women to succeed in a world without borders
Empowering women in the workplace is not only a moral imperative but a strategic advantage for any company looking to thrive in a globalized world. Women bring diverse perspectives, unique skills, and innovative solutions to the table. Employer of Record (EOR) services are playing an increasingly important role in empowering women to succeed in a world without borders. In today's world, women face complex social and cultural challenges that can hinder their career progression. However, when companies partner with an EOR provider, female professionals can access new job opportunities in different parts of the world, regardless of where they are based.
Benefits of the EOR approach for women
Companies that use the EOR model offer several benefits for women in the international workplace. For starters, female professionals can access new job opportunities in different parts of the world, regardless of where they live. This means that women can explore exciting new roles and industries that otherwise may not have been available to them in their home country. From digital marketing to supporting global housing communities, there are countless fields to explore and participate in.
International roles that are made possible by an EOR services help women achieve higher salaries than what is offered in their city or region. Compensation packages are more attractive, since EOR services like Atlas include Fortune 500 level benefits like health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
Advances in technology have also made it possible for women to work remotely from anywhere in the world, providing greater flexibility and work-life balance. This is especially important for women since they are the main caregivers within households.
Thanks to an EOR partner, women can work for a company in an exciting industry, located in a different country, and use collaborative tools to effectively build their career, making it easier to balance work and family.
Walking the Talk: Women in Atlas
We are proud to have a diverse team of talented professionals that hail from all corners of the globe, each with their own unique story of success. Nobuntu Ndlovu, VP of Marketing for MEA and based in Zimbabwe, points to a common topic where “working in multiple countries enables you to learn a lot about yourself and other people, while also exposing you to different ways of doing things”.
For Sandra Jerinic, Client Success Senior Manager in London, United Kingdom, the key for women pursuing a global career is to be adaptable. “Living and working in different countries can be unpredictable and requires the ability to adapt to new environments”. Having an open mind and being willing to learn new ways of doing things are invaluable soft skills.
Work and life balance is crucial for many women. Ivy Ng is VP of Marketing for APAC in Hong Kong and a mother of two children. For her, borderless work not only saves women valuable commute time but also “allows employees more flexibility when working in hybrid, balancing life and work”. This balance is also essential for Femke Van Steenberge, Director of Customer Support located in Barcelona, Spain. Being able to plan her personal commitments allows her to “combine work with the care for my children and family”.
Kate O Sullivan and Flavia Williams share a common advice for women interested in pursuing an international career: “Go for it”. O Sullivan, a Senior HR Manager in Chicago, US, points to the difficulties of settling in a new country. “I would highly recommend joining social clubs that you have interest in”, such as workouts. For Williams, HR Generalist located in Arizona, US, asking for help might start lasting connections. “You will be surprised as to how many people are willing to help you in some way and how much in common you have with one another”.
Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
At Atlas, we see diversity as a competitive advantage. Our workforce represents over 40 nationalities, 90+ languages, and more than 47% women. We promote a diverse, inclusive environment in how we attract, retain, and develop our employees. Why do we do this?
There are numerous benefits for a business to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it also makes perfect business sense. A report from McKinsey found that “companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were 15 percent more likely to experience above-average profitability”. Diversity also brings new and fresh perspectives to a business, helping to challenge assumptions and drive innovation. As a matter of fact, another report from BCG claims that a diverse leadership team “leads to more and better innovation” within a company.
A diverse workforce means that businesses can tap into a larger and more varied talent pool. This can help to attract top talent from a wider range of backgrounds and experiences, creating teams that are more dynamic. And, as a consequence, these employees can better relate to and connect with a wider range of customers, increasing their satisfaction and loyalty.
Employee retention is also a big concern nowadays. By demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, businesses can create a more supportive environment that leads to higher levels of employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention.
A world without borders that empowers women
We believe that empowering women in the workplace is crucial to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and innovative workforce. By embracing a borderless approach to work and partnering with Atlas as your EOR partner, your business can unlock a range of benefits that can help to drive success and growth.
An international approach to work can help to provide women with access to a wider range of job opportunities, higher salaries, benefits like health insurance, the ability to work remotely, and balance work and family. A diverse workforce can lead to improved productivity too, as well as better decision-making, and stronger relationships with customers and communities.
With Atlas as a solid partner, businesses can leverage our expertise and experience to navigate the complexities of cross-border employment and compliance, allowing them to focus on what they do best: successfully growing their business.