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WHITE MEN ARE not THE ENEMY.... Diversity is not about replacing one power with another

​I have had this topic in mind for many years now, and felt the time is right to ‘put pen to paper’, especially when you hear now that straight white men feel that they are becoming ‘the victims’. ...

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Why can’t Black people swim?

​Some of you are probably screaming, “You can’t say that!”Well, before anyone “dives off the deep end” (pun very deliberately intended), this article ambitiously attempts to address the title in th...

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The First 128 Days (of a new professional marriage)

​Changing jobs doesn’t happen very often to me. In fact, since I started my working life when I was 18, I have only ever worked for 5 companies! And since I started my career in the staffing indust...

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The Conflict between Inclusion & Empathy

​Great leaders possess empathy.In our work supporting organisations to develop a culture of inclusion, we spend a lot of time working with leaders who act as the main sponsor of their organisations...

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Are you supporting the Mental Health of Black people in your business?

Would it come as a surprise if you were told that Black women are more likely than white women to experience a common mental illness? Would it shock you if you were informed that Black men in the U...

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Equity Diversity and Inclusion Glossary

​Equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is now, finally, recognised as a critical aspect of an organisation’s culture, performance, and people strategy, regardless of size, scope, and sec...

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Do we really care about diversity and inclusion, or is it just a buzzword?

​I recently did a poll on LinkedIn where a massive 75% of people said that a company’s stance on Diversity and Inclusion is an essential factor when seeking a new role (no surprises). However, sinc...

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Why Diversity and Inclusion isn’t just about Gender Equality

​The conversation about inclusion in the workplace so often starts and finishes with gender equality... As women make up just over half the population, and just under half the working population,...

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Generation Inclusion

​The 'Millennials' (I hate the term but you know what I mean...) defining inclusion in an all new wayAccording to research undertaken by Christie Smith PhD, Managing Principal at Deloitte Univer...

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Is diversity just difference?

I think a lot about what diversity means from an organisational perspective…So often, the word 'diversity' in the workplace is pigeonholed; reflecting one of the 9 protected characteristics outline...

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Catching up and keeping up - Social Mobility within Diversity & Inclusion

Any ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ spirit shown publicly by organisations, is likely to be twinned with a less-seen, struggle to truly embed said culture into fabric, on a permanent basis. Diversity ...

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Emotional Intelligence and its role in Diversity & Inclusion

I am often asked what the best way to start building an engaged, inclusive and diverse team is. And whilst there are many answers to that question. I always start with asking two questions back...‘...

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Diversity of Thought - How can organisations harness its power?

Diversity is a big topic, and it’s hot for all the right reasons.The subject is very high on the agenda for all forward-thinking business leaders, and I would be concerned if I was working at a com...

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