Diversity & Inclusion

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The importance of mentoring in achieving race diversity cannot be underestimated. Studies have been made and published in journals as revered as the Harvard Business Review which confirm this. The plain fact is ethnic minorities who advance the furthest in their career all share one characteristic—a strong network of mentors and corporate sponsors who nurture their professional development.
Latest research and statistics tell us that the UK workforce is diverse, as is the emerging and future workforce - 1-6 of UK domiciled graduates at UK universities are from an ethnic minority background; 1 in 5 of young people in secondary school education are from an ethnic minority background and a quarter, 1 in 4 of children in primary school education are from an ethnic minority background. The reason why your organisation should get involved in attracting, recruiting, retaining and progressing ethnic minority talent, is commonly known as the 'business case for race'.
Member of the Race for Opportunity Youth Advisory Panel. A group of young people aged between 16 & 24 years old chosen to work with Race for Opportunity to find solutions to the challenges of unemployment and progression.
Generously hosted by Bird & Bird LLP, this is an opportunity for BAME women and executive sponsors of BAME inclusion to confidentially discuss common issues and good practice as well as solutions.