"A debate that includes multiple perspectives is usually much more interesting and engaging. It also prevents a one-size-fits-all approach to a subject. For me, this is about more than just sufficient gender diversity. It also means including people of different ages and backgrounds. If we don't want to leave anyone behind in our society, it is important to hear everyone's voice."
- Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister
“AB InBev strives to be as diverse as the communities we serve. As the world's largest brewer, we lead by example - including when invited to panels. We've signed the Inclusive Panels Charter to have richer and more open debates by ensuring that panels are as diverse as the topics they cover and the communities they inform.”
- Jason Warner, Zone President Europe, ABInBev
“At Vlerick Business School, we inspire the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. Naturally, this means showing the diversity of leadership, so that diverse talents can follow in the footsteps and believe in their own potential.”
- Marion Debruyne, dean at Vlerick Business School
“The Inclusive Panels Charter is an important initiative for more equality in society. It is a combination of awareness-raising and action. At the political level, we must set an example and take into account the representativeness of the population, and therefore the diversity in age, origin and gender of the participants in panels to which we are invited. If the panels are not sufficiently diverse, we must make the organisers aware of this and, if necessary, turn down the invitation. I am convinced that this initiative will give rise to ideas and points of view that we are not used to hearing. I am pleased that so many people and organisations are supporting this initiative."
- Sarah Schlitz, Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunities and Diversity