Round table: Increasing Diversity on Boards

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Venue: 
Linklaters LLP
1 Silk Street
London EC2Y 8HQ

One of the key aims of Business in the Community's race equality campaign and network of employers is to increase the number of people from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background in leadership, on boards and at executive level and to increase the number of senior champions and executive sponsors for race within organisations.

  • Only 1 in 6 people from a BAME background are in a senior leadership position, contrasting strongly with the rapidly changing demographic of the working age population.
  • Only 1 in 3 employees stated1 their organisation has a senior champion. 

Recently published reviews including the Parker Review (2016) "A report into Ethnicity on UK Boards" and the McGregor-Smith Review (2017) " Race in the Workplace" create a further spotlight on the need for practical action by employers.  An activity step-change is necessary if all ethnic minority groups are to be represented in senior management across the UK. 

This round table event will explore the actions employers have successfully taken to achieve positive results and offer guidance in identifying the areas where additional support is needed. 

Key note speaker 
Sandra Kerr OBE, Business in the Community Race Equality Director 
Read Sandra's biography >>

The evening's programme
The programme for the evening includes networking opportunities and a round table discussion.  A three-course dinner will be served. 

Audience
Chairs, Chief Executives and Nonexecutive directors.
This event is open to Business in the Community members and members of the Business in the Community race equality campaign. 

How to book
Please reserve your place by emailing Chelsie Riley, Leadership Engagement Coordinator
E: Chelsie Riley:  Chelsie.riley@bitc.org.uk
T: 0113 205 8204

 ​1Race at Work Report 2015

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