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  • We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

    We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

    Achieving diversity is not enough – the sector should be aiming for a position where it truly represents a diverse range of backgrounds, writes Anita Khan.  The actor Riz Ahmed has an interesting take on diversity – he says he hates the word. His reasoning is that he is much more interested in representation, as this “stretches culture” and gives …Read More »
  • Utopia

    Utopia

    ICA19 WINNER. Consultancy of the Year Award Utopia’s purpose is to turn the 75% of people who aren’t engaged at work into 75% who are, thereby creating both a better workplace and society. They seek to achieve this through the lenses of purpose, entrepreneurialism and inclusion, with 80% of their work sitting in the inclusion and diversity space. Through their …Read More »
  • Financial Ombudsman Service – Embrace

    Financial Ombudsman Service – Embrace

    ICA19 WINNER. Outstanding Diversity Network Award Embrace is the Financial Ombudsman’s ethnicity employee network with members and allies across the service. Their aim is to embrace racial and cultural differences that intrinsically shape their Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues’ identities by raising awareness, seeking equality of opportunity for BAME colleagues, and using insight to improve and develop existing …Read More »
  • Manchester United – HATRED Initiative

    Manchester United – HATRED Initiative

    ICA19 WINNER. Marketing Campaign of the Year Award Manchester United’s HATRED initiative forms part of the club’s wider #allredallequal campaign. The HATRED initiative saw players from Manchester United’s First Team and Manchester United Women come together to stand against all forms of discrimination. Players were filmed reacting to real-life offensive and discriminatory social media posts and challenging them with their …Read More »
  • Deborah Williams

    Deborah Williams

    ICA19 WINNER. Lifetime Achiever Award Deborah’s work as a disabled artist spanned 20 years. She was in the BAFTA winning film ‘Dream On’ and was the first and only black disabled artist to present at the international arts showcase Decibel. She started her own company leading in the development of disabled people as curators and producers of their own work, …Read More »
  • Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

    Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

    Charities say negative attitudes and lack of understanding of disability hold people back.  Disabled people continue to face prejudice in the workplace campaigners have said, after latest government figures showed they were paid on average 12.2% less than those without impairments, equivalent to £1.48 an hour. According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, the median pay for disabled employees in 2018 …Read More »
  • More action urged in order to meet key roles target for women

    More action urged in order to meet key roles target for women

    MORE action is needed if the automotive industry is to meet the target of 30 per cent of key roles filled by women by 2030. That was one of the key messages from the UK Automotive 30% Club’s fourth annual conference, which centred around the theme of Countdown To 30% By 2030. The full-day seminar included a wide range of guest …Read More »
  • Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

    Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

    LANCASHIRE Police has been recognised has one of the most inclusive employers in the UK. The force came 12th on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List, the highest ranking public sector organisation. Demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion; the list focuses on representation at management, senior, executive and …Read More »
  • Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

    Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

    For the third year in a row, the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust has been named as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. The Trust, which provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire, has been ranked at …Read More »
  • Who are Britain’s Most Inclusive Employers?

    Who are Britain’s Most Inclusive Employers?

    The UK’s most inclusive companies revealed… In a fractured society, during challenging times and with the effects of austerity increasing, the need for diverse practice becomes ever more important. During Thursday’s glittering ceremony, Good Morning Britain presenter Sean Fletcher took centre stage at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel to reveal those companies that have thought beyond diversity to inclusion. Compiled …Read More »
  • Inclusive Leaders Honoured at National Awards

    Inclusive Leaders Honoured at National Awards

    Good Morning Britain Presenter Sean Fletcher took centre stage on 28th November to host the Inclusive Companies Awards, celebrating inclusive employers and diversity champions. COMPANIES and role models nationwide have broken boundaries to strengthen UK diversity, and were honoured for their extraordinary commitment to the equality agenda at Thursday’s ceremony, at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. This year perhaps more than …Read More »
  • Dame Carolyn McCall

    Dame Carolyn McCall

    ICA19 Shortlisted Nominee. Chief Executive of the Year Carolyn McCall DBE became ITV’s first female CEO in January 2018. In 2019 ITV outlined its Social Purpose strategy, using the power of ITV to shape culture for good. ITV has set ambitious targets, in terms of championing better mental and physical health; fostering creativity by embracing diversity; reducing impact on the …Read More »
  • Neil Conway

    Neil Conway

    ICA19 Shortlisted Nominee. Chief Executive of the Year Neil Conway has been praised by Emovis employees for his commitment to the community and transforming the organisation into a great place to work. He has implemented Diversity & Inclusion values at the core of the business strategy and ensured these values are embedded as part of their culture. Described as passionate, …Read More »
  • Deborah Cadman OBE

    Deborah Cadman OBE

    ICA19 Shortlisted Nominee. Chief Executive of the Year Deborah became Chief Executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority following a long and distinguished career in public services. She is passionate about equality and gender equality and an advocate both internally and externally. Deborah is regularly invited to speak at events and conferences particularly around women in business, diversity and diversity …Read More »
  • Mark Cowlard

    Mark Cowlard

    ICA19 Shortlisted Nominee. Chief Executive of the Year As a leader in Arcadis, Mark has consistently championed inclusivity across the business and has been influential in not only shaping its people agenda but delivering on it. When Mark was appointed CEO, he took an active role in forming, energizing and chairing Arcadis’ Diversity Council – a 21-strong advisory group representing …Read More »
  • Caroline Wayman

    Caroline Wayman

    ICA19 WINNER. Chief Executive of the Year Caroline was appointed Chief Executive of the Financial Ombudsman Service in 2014 and is responsible for setting out their vision, strategy and values. Caroline demonstrates an authentic commitment to equality diversity and inclusion (EDI) – setting an inclusive cultural tone and passionately championing EDI initiatives across the organisation. Caroline’s commitment can be seen …Read More »
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