19 December 2016, 07:00 AM Close Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn Email Hear from Alex Archila, Asset President Shale and member of the Inclusion & Diversity Council about the benefits of inclusive and diverse teams. In October this year, we announced an aspirational goal to achieve gender balance at all levels of BHP Billiton by 2025. In recent years we have focused on increasing female representation throughout the Company – from the graduates to the Board. We’ve had some success increasing the participation rate to 16% in 2016. However, at our current rate it will take us 30 years to achieve 30% participation of females in our workforce. Read our latest Prospects blog to find out more.