‘Has being disabled affected your career?’ Guardian Taking Submissions

“Have you struggled to find or secure work because of your disability? Does your employer offer the support you need? We want to hear from you” Yesterday The Guardian asked their disabled readers to share stories of how their disabilities have made an impact to their career. This kind of article is a great way of engaging with their community, … Read More

Glasgow Women’s Library to Perform Stage Show for International Women’s Day

‘No One Can Harm Me Unpunished. I Am A Woman’ will be taking place twice next month in accordance with the city’s celebrations for International Women’s Day. The two shows will be held in The City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Kelvin College. A team from the Glasgow Women’s library have unveiled a ground breaking performance to celebrate International Women’s day. … Read More

NDA Sponsor Microsoft Seeking to Recruit Autistic Workers

Microsoft says it wants to hire more people with autism in full-time roles. The tech giant is to start by offering 10 places on a pilot scheme based at its Redmond headquarters. Senior executive Mary Ellen Smith said: “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft.” The UK’s National Autistic Society welcomed the move but said that other … Read More

2015 NDA Winner Funke Abimbola Placed on Debrett’s 500 List

After winning the National Diversity Award for gender in 2015, Funke Abimbola has continued to prove herself to be a persistent and tenacious lawyer by securing herself a place on the Debrett’s 500 2017 for law. The Debrett’s 500 recognises Britain’s 500 most influential people. It has been carefully compiled by independent specialists in each of a number of sectors – … Read More

Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn

Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn Miranda Brawn, patron of Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, has won another award for her work to improve diversity. Prime minister Theresa May gave Brawn (right), a successful lawyer and businesswoman, a “Point of Light” award for her work with young future leaders from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The … Read More

MI 6 chief on why gender diversity is a matter of national urgency

MI 6 Chief Sir Alex Younger believes Britain’s got tech talent, and attracting the best and brightest means levelling the playing field for women in technology. Here’s why. “My message is a simple one: we need the best talent from the widest range of backgrounds to counter the threats facing this country and to seize the opportunities presented by modern … Read More

Lloyds Banking Group named UK’s most LGBT-friendly employer

Lloyds Banking Group has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain by Stonewall. LGBT charity Stonewall released its Top 100 Employers list for 2017 today, showcasing the best workplaces for LGBT staff – celebrating some of the pioneering work on diversity issues to help create inclusive workplaces. Lloyds Banking Group, which came second in 2016, topped the rankings. The … Read More

Asda, Co-op the only retailers listed on top LGBT-inclusive list

Asda and The Co-op are the only retailers to have been listed in Stonewall’s list of top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers. The Top 100 Employers list – created by Stonewall, the UK’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) charity and lobby group – is compiled from submissions to the Workplace Equality Index, a benchmarking tool used by employers to assess … Read More

Open University & Debenhams bring the ultimate VIP career styling experience

The Open University & Debenhams have joined together to give away exclusive career styling makeovers to eight lucky candidates. The offer comes after a new poll from The Open University that revealed over half of us will be searching for a new job this January. The university has now encouraged people to take the next steps towards your dream career. … Read More

Bafta race row: awards slammed for scarcity of BAME nominations

Diversity debate rages as non-white actors and directors miss out while Bafta CEO points to stiff competition in strong year and defends British focus The Bafta film awards have been hit with a diversity row after no BAME actors were nominated for the leading-role categories, nor for best director. The most strident complaints came from the US, with Hollywood Reporter … Read More