Diverse & Inclusive Work Environment
We invest in the next generation of female leaders through our "Executive for a Day" program. Additionally, we fostered cultural diversity within our editorial teams through the Journalism Talent Traineeship. The second cohort has already commenced. To raise awareness about cultural diversity, we conducted a series of round-table sessions with employees from diverse backgrounds. In order to monitor social safety, we regularly conduct internal investigations into the well-being of DPG Media employees.
44% of the employees at DPG Media are female. The leadership team (senior management) consists of 30% women.
The Journalism Talent Traineeship has resulted in a highly desired increase in cultural diversity within the editorial teams of DPG Media over the past year.
Employees rate DPG Media with a score of 8.3 when it comes to experiencing a safe workplace.
The 'Diversity and Inclusion Network' at DPG Media plays a crucial role in promoting diversity and inclusion within the organization. Chairperson Sharita Boon and her team focus on various pillars, including inclusive leadership, an inclusive organization, and inclusive representation.
The network develops initiatives such as leadership programs, training on inclusive communication and recruitment, and attracting journalism talent with diverse backgrounds. DPG Media is committed to creating an inclusive environment and making external commitments to diversity.
With nearly 2,000 journalists on board, DPG Media breathes journalism, and our newsrooms are eager to attract the best media professionals. However, our editorial teams should better reflect the diversity of the world around us, with employees spanning different age groups, people of various ethnic backgrounds, with and without disabilities. Embracing diverse perspectives allows for even more nuanced angles in news reporting.
Through this traineeship, DPG Media aims to ensure that reliable news is produced with a more diverse lens. We offer aspiring journalists the opportunity to undergo five months of training to become media professionals, contributing to a more inclusive and representative news landscape.
In a world where change and adaptability are essential, Melanie van Hemert has made her mark as the Director of HR for Belgium & Netherlands at DPG Media. With a background as a tax advisor and a passion for aligning human ambitions with business objectives, Melanie has played a pivotal role in promoting diversity and a learning culture within the organization. Read on to discover how she has put her vision into practice and made a difference.