Diversity and Inclusion

Addressing The Impact Of Unconscious Bias On Software Development

Therese Stowell | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Tech
Therese Stowell

Ada Lovelace is known as the world's first computer programmer. Her work with Charles Babbage to create the Analytics Engine, an early predecessor of the modern computer, was followed by the publication of the first, most elaborate and complete programme sketched out by a programmer.

Making Digital Skills Initiatives Inclusive By Design

Vicki Hearn | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Vicki Hearn

The Government's Digital Strategy has huge potential, but we cannot expect a 'one size fits all' approach to digital skills provision to deliver the promise of nobody left behind. Instead, organisations must work collaboratively to create diverse programmes for diverse audiences that are inclusive by design, offering support to the few as well as the many.

The Importance Of Diverse Advertising

Neel Dhesi | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Style
Neel Dhesi

On International Women's Day, Garnier UK released an advert on Instagram of six women with the caption "We are strong, We are ambitious, We are awesome (and into double denim), We are women". All six women in the advert are white.

Workplace Culture: Finding The Right Fit

Neeha Khurana | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Neeha Khurana

A healthy workplace culture is crucial for morale and productivity. From driving employee engagement, to attracting and retaining talent, culture has ...

Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Children's Books

Susan Daniels OBE | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Susan Daniels OBE

I believe characters in stories should be as diverse as the people who read them, but only a very small handful of children's books feature a deaf character. There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK. Most are born to hearing parents and go to mainstream schools where they may be the only deaf child, so they can feel quite isolated.

The Race Card, Diversity And Inclusion

Genelle Aldred | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Genelle Aldred

I've certainly never asked anyone not to see me as black because it's part of what makes me who I am. What I ask is to not be judged on my skin colour alone, sometimes that request is silently and totally denied.

Regender Me, Please!

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

If every now and again Megyn has to remind someone that being a woman doesn't make her a second-class citizen, doesn't that make her gender relevant? Doesn't the whole discussion make her gender relevant?

The "G" word

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Parents
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

What are the symptoms? A state of prolonged muted agony, a constant background nagging in your head... you're not doing enough, you're not giving enough, you're not being enough with your children.

Escaping the Jargon Jungle

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

All industries have cultivated their own jargon. When you step into that industry, adopting their jargon shows that you belong, that you're part of the in-crowd, one of the gang. Whether you're in finance, legal, medical, theatre, retail.....each one has it's own lingo, it's own marker.

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Jon Miller

The world is taking two divergent paths on gay rights. In many countries there is growing acceptance of LGB&T people, and legal protection from discri...

The Ego and the Illusive 'I'

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

"I" is a strange little letter. It stands for me, myself and my ego. And for some of us that makes that little letter ENORMOUS! It's also globally kn...

The UK's Most Diverse Organisations - And What You Can Learn From Them

Sandra Kerr | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Sandra Kerr

We know what works. We now need more organisations from every sector to use this knowledge and take action to close gender and BAME employment gaps that have no place in our 21st century workforce. The Benchmark reiterates just what employers need to do to ensure they are fit for a diverse future.

First There Was IQ, Then There Was EQ, Now There Is GQ

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Even if you don't buy the science, wouldn't it be great to be Gender Intelligent? Wouldn't greater intelligence on gender differences/non-differences benefit us all, men and women, in the workplace and in our private lives? Hands up who would like to work for a Gender Intelligent organisation?

Olympics 'Quiz' On Dealing With Gay And Muslim Visitors Branded Patronising

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

A 'diversity and inclusion' quiz used to train London 2012 volunteers has come under fire for 'patronising' advice on how to deal with gay, Muslim and...