Tag: Diversity and Equality

  • Your Diversity Initiatives are Failing. Here’s Why

    Your Diversity Initiatives are Failing. Here’s Why

    Spurred on by the increased visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement, following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, organisations rushed to show that they were “on the right side of history” and supporting their minoritised employees, particularly those of Black heritage. This could be seen in a massive increase in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) initiatives, and an increase in those people talking about ED&I. But, two years have passed and many organisations (and their employees) are not seeing any improvement either in the number of candidates from different backgrounds that make it into their business or in the number that stay for the long-run. Here, we break-down five reasons why these diversity initiatives are failing

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  • Trans Day of Visibility

    Trans Day of Visibility

    The 31st March is Trans Day of Visibility. It is an important day to remind us all to take action and fight for Transgender people. It’s a day to raise awareness of the discrimination they face everyday. It’s a day for transgender and non-binary people to have the opportunity to be seen positively and have their voices amplified (although we should be striving for this to be possible every day).

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  • Creating Inclusive Spaces

    Creating Inclusive Spaces

    In November 2021, I was fortunate to be able to do a TEDxBath talk and you can watch it here.

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  • Black Lives in Bath: Time for Action

    Black Lives in Bath: Time for Action

    I took part in a roundtable discussion with the MP for Bath, Wera Hobhouse. The discussion was around the lived-experience of being a Black person in Bath. The stories were both shocking and unsurprising. I have never been under the illusion that racism doesn’t exist in every facet of life, as I too experience it regularly. The question now remains, “what do we do now?”

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