What’s your name and what’s your profession?
Hello, my name is Olga Knyazeva. I am Regional HR KAW U-W CEE and Diversity and Inclusion Expert for my region. I am very exited to be responsible for diversity and inclusion, as both of these topics are a part of my life. From one side, I have personal experience to live in countries with very different cultures, mind set, life styles and business styles, like Russia, Japan and now Austria. And from the other side, being myself a working mother of 2 kids, I respect and fully share our Company’s commitment to inclusion on work.
What does “diversity” mean to you?
The world itself is very diverse: there men and women of different ages, abilities, national origins, marital status, sexual orientations, religions; with very different educational, professional, cultural background. So each of us has an own, very individual and very special set up. And diversity means a commitment of the company to recognizing, respecting and appreciating the variety of all these characteristics that make each individual unique.
What does “inclusion” mean to you?
If diversity already exists in the society, inclusion is to be created. For me, inclusion is about focusing on the needs of every individual and ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve his or her full potential.