Empower to include: The cultivation of inclusive leaders
The conversation around inclusive recruitment has been going on for a number of years – breaking down the barriers our biases build and, in turn, introducing more diversity into the workforce. But once an employee joins an organisation, it’s the leaders they encounter that will spur them on, uplift their talents, and ultimately drive meaningful […]
Anti-Racism: Make it your business to act
So often, fear of saying or doing the wrong thing means we say or do nothing. For marginalised communities, this silence and inaction can feel like violence in itself. Anti-racism is more than not being racist. It is about actively opposing racism whilst resolutely striving for the societal change needed to attain racial equity. “If you are neutral in […]
Brave your bias
We might know that the reason we can’t stand the combination of chicken and sweetcorn is because it made us sick once, or that the reason we always pick up the honey with the blue label is because it’s the one our grandmother used to buy. But with all the thousands of decisions we make […]
The importance of addressing mental health within our D&I initiatives
Pride month is in full swing and it’s important to use this time to shine a spotlight on diversity and inclusion initiatives and successes. But when we talk about D&I, do we successfully link our initiatives to the mental health and wellbeing of marginalised groups? Check out our blog below, written by our LGBTQ+ network. about the importance of addressing mental health within our D&I initiatives.
5 components of great DEI training
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training is a hot topic at the moment, particularly in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the hostile environment faced by many people from marginalised groups. Most organisations and their leaders accept that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce is something to aspire to. But how do you achieve this?
Why role models and modelling is crucial to fostering inclusive leadership
Inclusive leadership is talked about a lot –rightly so! – but so many of us still struggle without actually doing it . Having an example of someone modelling it can be a real help to show us what inclusive leadership looks like in action so we can all learn and apply it more in our own ways of working and being. Unlike in school where copying is called cheating, in leadership, copying others who are doing it well, is just good practice.
The most empowering leader I’ve worked for by Zoe Boyd
Inclusive leadership is not easy, and it can be hard to find examples of managers who are positive role models in this area. So we thought we’d share some!