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

The cost of being a visible role model

“It is time to stop being humble and to start telling your story” –     Melanie Eusebe, Chair and Co-Founder, Black British Business Awards I recently re-read Melanie Eusebe’s inspiring article, ‘The disconnect : it’s time to stop being humble’ having not read it since it was initially published in 2014. When I first read the article just over 2 years ago, … Read More

Gender pay gap down to 5% among UK workers in their 20s, study finds

But Resolution Foundation says women will still earn significantly less during their careers as the gap widens after age 30 Women in their 20s have seen the pay gap halve to 5%, but just as in previous generations the discrepancy compared with men’s earnings widens when they hit 30 and start a family. In a report highlighting the challenge facing … Read More

6 best LGBT-inclusive books for kids and young adults

Discover reads that will help broaden their horizons – and encourage compassion in the classroom The stories we’re told as children can play a huge part in influencing our childhoods. They spark our imaginations and begin engagement with some of life’s big questions beyond the nursery room. While previous generations might have been limited to books about passive princesses rescued … Read More

Miranda Brawn Becomes Patron Of Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives’ Vice-Chair Miranda Brawn steps up to become a Patron of the UK’s Black heritage centre MIRANDA BRAWN has taken on more responsibility in addition to her current role at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), based in Brixton south London. Brawn is currently Vice-Chair on the Board of BCA and will continue to support the sustainability of the … Read More

Research reveals lack of diversity in UK ad imagery

A review of the top 20 advertising spenders in 2015 by Lloyds Banking Group reveals that minorities continue to be significantly under-represented. Lloyds Banking Group’s ‘Reflecting Modern Britain’ report, which analysed campaigns from 20 of the UK’s top advertising spenders, found that less than a fifth of the people used in press and TV ads represent the diversity of British … Read More