Launch of Black Inclusion Index Report I The Perceptions of Black Inclusion

Inclusive Companies

Black Inclusion Index Event
10th May 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
Online Event
Black Inclusion Index

Join Black Leaders, Inclusive Companies & NielsenIQ for the launch of the Black Inclusion Index (BII) Report! This crucial webinar will discuss the findings of the inaugural Black Inclusion Index Report and will delve into the insights of Black Inclusion from both a black and a non-black perspective and look at what the solutions are.  

The inaugural BII report found that on average there is a 25% difference between the perception of how well an organisation is performing for Black Inclusion, and the actual reality for black employees.

Black Leaders UK & Inclusive Companies recently collaborated with NielsenIQ, the world leader in data collection and analysis to shape the groundbreaking Black Inclusion Index (BII). The definitive BII consists of a standard set of employee questions, designed to establish benchmarks for areas of inclusion. Until now there has been no clear evidence to indicate the levels of inclusion of Black employees and with recent calls for improvements in Diversity, Inclusion and Equality across all areas of society there is an urgent need to ensure that Black employees are not left behind.

The purpose of the Index is to measure specific areas around inclusion of Black ethnic groups within the workplace and for organisations to utilise these indices to benchmark themselves against peers within their respective industry sectors. The aim? To establish a uniform scale to measure how effective companies are in their pursuit of inclusion of Black ethnic groups.

During this event, we will be answering many vital questions including:

  • Why are there so many perception gaps?
  • How should companies utilise ethnicity data?  
  • Are Senior Managers aware of perception gaps?
  • What can be done to practically close perception gaps?

Guest Speakers

Sandra Pollock OBE 

Sandra Pollock OBE is the Founder of Open Mind Training & Development Ltd, The Women’s Awards, and Inspiring You CIC.  Sandra brings more than thirty years’ experience and knowledge spanning a wide range of sectors.

Her award-winning expertise includes Leadership, Management, People development, Organisational Change, Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Membership growth. Sandrahas worked with a range of business sectors including Banking, Human Resources, Transport, Manufacturing, Engineering, Social Care, NHS, Membership, and the Voluntary sectors. 

In addition to Executive Coaching at senior level, her skills incorporate facilitation, training, and development of programmes for Universities, Higher and Further education organisations as well as blue-chip companies.  

Sandra’s business acumen has earned her numerous awards in recognition of her professional, community and business development contribution nationally.

Sandra is an international speaker, author, and equality activist.

Recently listed in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021, Sandra was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Equality.

Paul SesayPaul Sesay

Paul Sesay is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inclusive Companies, Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, National Diversity Awards and the Inclusive Awards. Paul’s business acumen has mainly been with a social focus.

With over sixteen years worth of experience within the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion sector, Paul has worked with some of the largest organisations in the world on their diversity and inclusion profiles.

He has also worked within local communities to help people from various backgrounds to achieve and empower disadvantaged groups throughout the UK. Paul’s initiatives have helped thousands of organisations and individuals get recognised for their hard work and dedication to diversity.

Ana Maria Maier

BA in Sociology at University of Bucharest, finalising MBA at UNESCO Chair of Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development (University of Bucharest)

9 years at NielsenIQ in local, regional and global roles using our best in class market research techniques to understand consumer and shopper behaviour.

Overall  14 years in market research.

8 years of involvement with Diversity and Inclusion in NielsenIQ across geographies and affinities, leading local chapters and launching new employee resource groups, currently co-leading the Culture committee in the UK Inclusion Impact Team.

For more information about the Black Inclusion Index, please visit…