BAME Womens' Roundtable


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Triton Square
London NW1 3AN

Fully booked, waiting list in operation.

The Business in the Community race equality campaign is convening a small round-table focussing on the career progression experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women.

The 2015 Race at Work survey, run in partnership with YouGov reinforced and magnified the results of an earlier Business in the Community survey where the findings revealed that British Black African workers were the ethnic group with the highest aspirations of wanting to progress in their career.

However, despite this consistent evidence of ambition, only 1 in 13 BAME workers are in a management position and just 1 in 16 in a leadership position.  There is no evidence of a BAME woman on a FTSE 100 board and sadly, for most BAME women in the UK there is an overwhelming sense that they are overlooked for promotion - a significant 29% of BAME women stated this in the survey compared to 21% of white women. In fact, women from every single ethnic minority group believed they had been overlooked.

Highlights of the day
The day will begin with a conversation with Sigga Sigurdardottir, Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, Santander, and member of the Business in the Community's Race Equality Leadership Team.  The conversation will be facilitated by Business in the Community and will further examine the role of the employer in progressing BAME women in the workplace.  

Further highlights of the day will include: 

  • A review of what is actually meant in practice by the often seen advice  "Ensure your gender initiatives are inclusive of BAME women".
  • An overview of the Business in the Community factsheets based on the Race at Work 2015 data that provide greater insight into BAME women in the workplace 
  • The sharing of best practice and exploration of ideas (under Chatham House rules) to further support employers in the Business in the Community Race Equality member network. 
  • Call to action for the forthcoming Race at Work 2018 survey

Speakers and facilitators. 

Who should attend
All levels of seniority from across all departments, including senior management.   This is a free event open to members of the Business in the Community race equality campaign, the focus of the day is BAME women.   

How to book
Please note:  This event is now fully booked and a waiting list is in operation. Please contact Patricia Chinyoka, Business in the Community Diversity Adviser to have your name added. 
E: Patricia
T: 020 7566 8697