Why gender equality and diversity is so important to Ragn-Sells
By 2030, Ragn-Sells aims to have 50% women and 50% men in leadership roles within the company. According to Linnéa Sellberg, Project Manager at Ragn-Sells Sweden and alternate member on the Board of Directors (as well as the granddaughter of the group’s founder), the company’s leadership considers it paramount for success.
– We want a workforce that reflects the society we’re working in, to get different perspectives, so that we don't have a unified group where everybody thinks the same, because that won’t move us forward, says Sellberg.
The issue of diversity and equality was initially made a priority for the group by board member Gertrud Jackson, the daughter of Ragnar Sellberg who shaped the modern Ragn-Sells already back in the sixties. The fact is, Ragn-Sells operates in a predominantly male-dominated field. However, the group is working on setting an example for new standards in the industry. The journey to the 2030 goal has been broken down into different phases. By 2025, women should make up 40% of the succession planning team and 30% of the leadership positions.