A NIGHT TO REMEMBER…

Liverpool is an amazing place. One of those places you need to visit again and again to get the real feel of the place. It is full of culture, history and vibrancy. But why were we there? We were there, of course, to attend the National Diversity Awards.  The National Diversity Awards is a prestigious black-tie event that recognises, honours … Read More

Diversity key to meeting childcare hours pledge

Men, ethnic minority candidates and older staff could be the answer to fulfilling a pledge to double free childcare hours. An estimated 11,000 workers are needed to meet the Scottish government’s flagship policy. Funded nursery places for eligible two-year-olds as well as all three and four-year-olds will rise from 600 hours a year to 1,140 hours a year by 2020. … Read More

Sturgeon urges businesses to quicken pace of gender equality

The first minister has warned businesses to step up the pace of gender equality or the progress already made could stall. Nicola Sturgeon said companies must “inject new momentum” into improving women’s representation. She was speaking following publication of the Hampton- Alexander Review which calls for FTSE companies to increase the number of female board members. She said: “Public tolerance … Read More

Head of Yeadon transgender charity Mermaids gets diversity award

THE WOMAN in charge of a Yeadon-based transgender charity has been honoured with an award at a national event to promote diversity. Susie Green, CEO of transgender youth charity Mermaids, was awarded the Diversity Champion Award in the charity sector of the Excellence in Diversity Awards in Manchester. She was applauded for expanding Mermaids from a small charity with no … Read More

How Mars is expanding Maltesers’ diversity agenda to all its brands

Maltesers was crowned Marketing Week’s ‘Brand of the Year’ for its approach to diversity and inclusion in its advertising but now wants to take that further by integrating it across the Mars business. Mars has been at the vanguard of UK advertising’s drive to do a better job of representing society in its creative output. Its Maltesers brand won Channel … Read More

UK employers join forces to improve tech diversity

Technology, media, telecoms and professional services employers in the UK have committed to improving the diversity of their IT staff following scandals that have focused attention on the overwhelmingly male proportion of technology professionals. Eighty nine of the country’s largest employers of computer developers — with almost 400,000 employees — have signed up to the Tech Talent Charter, which asks … Read More

Marriage equality law passes Australia’s parliament in landslide vote

Jubilation and tears of joy as Australia becomes the 25th country to recognise same-sex marriage. Australia’s parliament has legislated for marriage equality, passing a bill almost unanimously to allow two people, regardless of sex, to marry. On Thursday the House of Representatives passed a cross-party bill after unprecedented national postal survey gave unstoppable momentum to legislate the historic social reform. … Read More

Police force praised for its workplace diversity

Surrey Police has been ranked as one of the top police forces nationwide for workplace diversity. The ranking makes it the fourth highest force in The Excellence in Diversity Awards: Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list. The list investigates whether organisations have representation at management, senior, executive and board level, from across all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, … Read More

Tackling racial injustice is Theresa May’s “mission in politics” said No 10 as audit published

TACKLING issues like race inequality in the provision of public services was Theresa May’s “mission in politics,” No 10 declared as the UK Government published its racial disparity audit. The Prime Minister’s spokesman insisted that the details on the new Ethnicity Facts and Figures website provided an “unprecedented level of transparency” about how different races experienced a range of public services from … Read More

Bringing Diversity To The Armed Forces

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon spoke to The Voice about diversity in the armed forces and celebrating our war heroes. DEFENCE SECRETARY Sir Michael Fallon has highlighted the importance of diversity in the British Armed Forces and acknowledged the contribution of African and Caribbean soldiers during WW1 and WW2, in celebration of Black History Month. Speaking to The Voice, he … Read More