‘Take the pledge’

My name is Siena Castellon. I am a sixteen year old nationally recognised autism and neurodiversity advocate. I am autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic and have ADHD. When I was thirteen, I created a website -www.qlmentoring.com – to support young people with learning differences and autistic young people. When searching for information about my conditions, I found that all the existing websites were focused on providing … Read More

Sir Lenny Henry calls for TV and film tax break to boost diversity

Sir Lenny Henry will deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street in an attempt to increase the number of women, BAME and disabled people working in film and TV. The letter calls for tax relief to help boost diversity behind the camera. Actor Adrian Lester will hand deliver the letter with Sir Lenny at 14:00 GMT. Other signatories include Chiwetel … Read More

Flexible work: Can Wales lead the world in gender equality?

Wales could “lead the world” in gender equality by allowing employees to choose when they work, say campaigners. It follows a report which called for flexible working, childcare reform and “culture change” to achieve gender equality. Those calling for changes said current ‘inflexible’ working patterns disproportionately affect women. The Welsh Government said it has “bold and ambitious” plans for Wales … Read More

BBC soap set for diversity Shake-Up under new boss Kate Oates

East Enders has seen an notable shake-up take place recently as former Coronation Street boss Kate Oates has moved over to the soap to become executive producer. Kate has hinted the BBC soap could set to become more diverse. Kate, who has also worked on ITV soap Emmerdale, explained how the matter was “high on her list” for EastEnders. When … Read More

European clubs look at increasing gender diversity

  Europe’s biggest Football clubs have approved plans aimed at increasing gender diversity in the game across the continent, their umbrella organisation said on Monday. The European Club Association (ECA), representing more than 200 of the continent’s clubs including the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, said women were significantly underrepresented and its executive board had backed … Read More

UEFA Integration tournament promotes inclusion

Teams composed of migrants, disabled footballers and Swiss residents united to celebrate integration and inclusion at a special tournament in UEFA’s home town Nyon. ntegration was the key theme at a special football tournament organised with UEFA’s support at the Colovray Stadium opposite UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon.   Twelve teams comprising migrants, disabled footballers and Swiss residents from clubs from … Read More

UK government and Bloomberg L.P. announce partnership to promote and improve reporting on gender equality in the workplace

New partnership unites public and private sector goals of accelerating women’s economic empowerment around the globe. The UK’s Minister for Women and Equalities, the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, and Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Michael R. Bloomberg, today announced a new partnership between the UK Government and Bloomberg L.P. to improve reporting and transparency around gender equality … Read More

NDA18 Shortlisted nominee Cameron Osburn wins Sporting Achievement Award at the Children of courage awards!

The 8th annual Children of Courage Awards are dedicated not only to celebrating the achievements of courageous and determined young individuals, but also to raising funds for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation. Every pound raised at the event is matched by St. James’s Place Wealth Management with funds dedicated locally to make significant differences to the lives of children … Read More

My advice about employment

My name is Nana Marfo and I’m 35 years old. You might have guessed, a 1980’s baby who was born with a disability and a breathing condition didn’t have a hope of living, especially if there were born 6 months premature. My internal organs were not fully developed and caused me to live in an incubator for 2 years so … Read More