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Will Learns About The Issue Of Diversity In The Workplace In The UK.
The Blackprint: Will.i.am explores what it means to be Black and British, meeting civil rights heroes, inspirational schoolchildren and tech trailblazers, and looks at present-day struggles.
Questions from you
As part of Champion week, we're asking employees to let us know what change or progress they want Unity to champion within the business. Here we share one of the responses which links to representation. Do you feel the same? Take the poll and let us know.
Last week thismerchlife, an instragram account dedicated to providing a platform for retail merchandisers across the world, created a poll to ask whether employees think their management teams are ethnically diverse after a follower submitted a question related to representation. Here you can see the what was asked and the results of the poll.
Every child and adult will dream bigger, take bolder leaps, and feel more seen and valued when they are not alone in their journey. For those that find solidarity in the many identities and experiences that Kamala Harris represents, this is a historic moment.
Role models can change the course of your life – but what if nobody at the top looks like you? In her first blog for Mental Health at Work, Sabrina Bramble explores the power of Black role models, how organisations need to start making a stand, and how one film brought her so much hope.
A Business in the Community (BITC) report, Race at the Top: Revisited, found just 54,900 of the 3.9 million managers, directors & senior officials in the UK are black.
Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.