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  • Why the industry needs more women in engineering

    Why the industry needs more women in engineering

    Engineering is missing out because of latent prejudice and unconscious bias preventing women from entering the profession. The look of disbelief when Hayaatun Sillem tells people she is a chief executive in the engineering sector is all too familiar. “Some people are better at rearranging their faces than others, but the fact that many people don’t immediately assume I could …Read More »
  • Gender pay gap targets must be set by all companies, Equality and Human Rights Commission says

    Gender pay gap targets must be set by all companies, Equality and Human Rights Commission says

    Targets to eliminate the gender pay gap must be set by all companies, Britain’s equality watchdog has suggested. The Equality and Human Rights Commission called for a new law obliging employers to publish plans for tackling wage disparities, after finding only one in five had drawn any up. Currently, legislation requires organisations with more than 250 employees to report details …Read More »
  • New strategy will ‘turbo charge’ NHS staff diversity agenda

    New strategy will ‘turbo charge’ NHS staff diversity agenda

    The push to improve staff diversity at the highest level of the health service is being “turbo charged” under a freshly approved strategy. It will require NHS organisations to set their own target for representation of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds across its leadership team and broader workforce. The plan has been jointly developed by NHS England …Read More »
  • Northern Care Alliance NHS Group recognised nationally for its inclusive hospitals and community services

    Northern Care Alliance NHS Group recognised nationally for its inclusive hospitals and community services

    The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has been ranked number 25 in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List in recognition of its continued dedication to workplace diversity. The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List ranks UK based organisations that promote inclusion at every level of employment within an organisation. The Northern Care Alliance brings together the Salford Royal and …Read More »
  • Jacobs commits to gender equality

    Jacobs commits to gender equality

    Jacobs chair and CEO Steve Demetriou has joined the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change (CCCC) companies, a group of over 50 international CEOs pledging to advance women into all levels of leadership. The move underlines Jacobs’ commitment to achieving gender equality and follows on from the UK’s first round of gender pay gap reporting for large firms, which revealed an …Read More »
  • Closing ‘Diversity gap’ will strengthen tech sector

    Closing ‘Diversity gap’ will strengthen tech sector

    In the first of a series of written and video interviews with diversity champions in technology, serial entrepreneur Lopa Patel suggests strategies to improve diversity and productivity. Serial entrepreneur Lopa Patel has called on tech companies to take the lead on closing the ‘diversity gap’ to strengthen the sector. Patel founded online businesses Redhotcurry.com and TheRedhotshop.com before setting up think …Read More »
  • Over 50% of UK employees surveyed feel disability inclusion is most important in the workplace, survey finds.

    Over 50% of UK employees surveyed feel disability inclusion is most important in the workplace, survey finds.

    Disability in the workplace is a hot topic in the media today, with broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, along with government ministers, committed to doubling the number of disabled people involved in television by 2020 to make the industry more inclusive. However, it is not just the broadcasters who need to implement a culture of change. …Read More »
  • Disability champions set to open industry doors

    Disability champions set to open industry doors

    On International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December) the government  announced that it will be recruiting 6 new disability champions to help tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers. The champions will use their influential status as leaders in their industries to promote the benefits of being inclusive to disabled people across 6 new areas: fashion, technology, countryside …Read More »
  • Strictly Come Dancing’s Lauren Steadman hopes to be first disabled dancer in the final

    Strictly Come Dancing’s Lauren Steadman hopes to be first disabled dancer in the final

    Paralympian Lauren Steadman is hoping to become the first disabled dancer in the Strictly final…if she can make it through this weekend. The swimmer-turned-paratriathlete, 25, says: “I’m so proud to have made it to the semi-finals of Strictly. The competitor in me always wanted to make it as far as I possibly could. “Normalising disabilities was one of the reasons …Read More »
  • Top British companies won’t meet diversity target until 2066

    Top British companies won’t meet diversity target until 2066

    FTSE 100 companies are on course to miss the Government’s diversity target. FTSE 100 companies will take nearly half a century to meet a Government-backed target to have at least one ethnic minority director on their board, according to a recruitment firm. Green Park said efforts to get more women in leadership roles are paying dividends, but not for black, Asian …Read More »