#Diversity

Put On Your Ray-Bans and Stitch Your Patchwork Quilt Models

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Wonderwoman, Princess Diana, Madonna. They provided inspiration, ideas, visions from which to pluck, mould and reshape, to create my own look, my own aura, my own presentation of myself to the world.

Yes or No, I'm Staying British

Indra Adnan | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Whichever way it goes, I will be challenging myself to remain steady in an idea of global Britishness. I won't be accepting the Scottish nationalists' invitation to think of myself as reduced and obliged to come to terms with my Englishness, but will be working to enhance strong, ongoing narratives about a Britain that embraces and integrates.

Why It's Time for Business to Talk About Britain's BAME Youth

Sandra Kerr | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Businesses can inspire and inform the future workforce, as well as increase the scope of their ambitions and create recruitment pathways that don't leave them stuck on the first rung. We know this won't be quick or easy. But as things stand, there is a lack of genuine equal opportunity for British BAME employees of the future. There is no point continuing to ignore what may seem to be an uncomfortable conversation around race. Let's all get over that and start talking. Business and government need to take note and act now.

How Understanding Social Disadvantage Is Crucial to Increasing Diversity in TV

Bob Clarke | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Clarke

This is the common story for many potential new entrants from disadvantaged backgrounds trying to get their first Runner position in TV. The most junior role in the production department often means doing errands, fetching coffees and lunches, and occasionally driving between studios and filming locations. Still, both work experience and a driving license are a prerequisite.

Students Demand University Take Action To Increase Offers To BME Applicants

The Huffington Post UK | Miriam Brown | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students are demanding more should be done to increase the number of offers given to prospective BME students at university. A recent graduate fro...

Hard to Come Out as Gay at Work? Imagine You're the CEO

Ian Johnson | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Being able to be open with colleagues about sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the challenges in the modern workplace. Research show...

Fortune 500 Company CEO: Homophobic Workers 'Need to Go'

Ian Johnson | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

No CEO of a Fortune 500 company has yet come out whilst the head of their company. Some current Fortune 500 company CEOs are reported to be gay, but none openly so.

The Diversity Disconnect: It's Time to Stop Being Humble

Melanie Eusebe | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Melanie Eusebe

After finishing the judging day for the black British Awards back in early July, I found myself thinking 'what's happening here'?

Equality? Diversity? What's the Reality?

James Christie | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
James Christie

It's often the smaller nuggets of news that make it onto the blogger's beat. I'd wondered why the spectre of Scottish independence was making me sick,...

Why Fox News Would NEVER Work In The UK

Zac Forman | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zac Forman

Our news broadcasters are there as public servers, they support and accommodate for the whole of the country which includes, all of our multicultural society. Whilst, Fox News only focuses on one particular agenda which doesn't bring any benefit for their country.

Tory MP Has Rather Strong Reaction To BBC Diversity Targets

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

The BBC is "racist" and discriminating against white, working class people for introducing targets to boost the diversity of its staff, a Tory MP has ...

Acting for a Change

Phina Oruche | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Phina Oruche

I have just left the Young Vic in London where the Act for Change project took place. It's started after actor Danny Lee Wynter watched a trailer from ITV for their impeding TV releases and saw all white characters and decided along with his partners, a group of actors of all colours genders and ages, that enough is enough and something had to be done.

Another Woman Makes it to the Board - But Many More Still Need Quotas to Get There

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

We are not near dealing with unconscious bias, let alone welcoming anything historic. Until we level the playing field with temporary quotas women making it to boards is still going to make the news. We need it to pass almost unnoticed for the job to be done.

Jade And Jesy Split From Diversity Boyfriends

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Little Mix stars Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson have reportedly both split up with their dancer boyfriends at around the same time. Both singers fr...

How to Innovate in Big Business

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

Industry seems to be moving at a rapid speed! Recycling and waste management is no exception to the accelerating pace of industrial change and recycling itself is now evolving as companies take the next steps to embrace the circular economy revolution...

A Glass Half Full

Heather Peace | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Heather Peace

In my early 30s, my acting work suddenly dried up, and it was a shock to the system. I was considered too old to be the romantic lead and too young to be the matriarch. That's what often happens to women in television, although thankfully we can see a gradual shift away from that now.

The Glass Ceiling Is Made of Bad Managers

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

Statistics from the US tell us that more than half of women in STEM leave around the 10/15 year mark. Specifically within the tech industry 40% drop out within 10 years of graduation. The problem is mirrored here and is problematic on a number of counts, especially as both the US and the UK face shortages of technical people.

Hay-on-Wyte

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tess Finch-Lees

After half an hour waiting in my second cue of the day I was catatonic. The people behind were chatty at first but grew markedly frosty when little Sylvian exclaimed (finger pointing for dramatic effect) she's the one that booed bankers in the Tata tent!

Multicultural Britain 2.0 Is the Best Answer to Ukip: We Need to Learn How to Live at Ease With Our Diversity

Malory Nye | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Malory Nye

There have been many predictions that both the Conservatives and Labour will move to the right in the next year, out of fear of the impact of Ukip's anti-multiculturalism. I am not sure if this is the necessary and 'politically correct' route to ensure electoral success in 2015.

INTERVIEW: 'We Are Creating The Blueprint For The Next Generation And A New Diversity'

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Back in 2009 dance group Diversity blew everyone away with their bold style of dance by body-popping their way into the final of 'Britain's Got Talent...

Building the Future: Women in Construction

Meg Munn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

It will not be a surprise to hear that the construction industry has some of the lowest numbers of women workers in any sector of the economy. With around 11% of the workforce, and as little as 1% of the manual trades, there is little concern in the industry and only modest attempts to change it. Do the low numbers of female workers in construction matter?

UK: Divisive Narratives Around Migration Can Fuel Tensions in Communities

Barry Navarro | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

According a YouGov poll published for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, the economy no longer tops the list of issues the British public is most concerned about: immigration is now on a par with the economy, with 52% or respondents saying it's the main issue facing the UK today.

The Big Diversity Debate Again

Bob Clarke | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Clarke

I am pleased to see that diversity is on the agenda after actor Lenny Henry proposed new measures to increase the representation of BAME groups in the TV industry in his speech at the BAFTA awards. But why do we need to talk about these issues again?

Meet The World's First Transgender Footballer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world of football (in the UK at least) is clearly divided by gender - the men have a team, the women have a team and they never play together. So ...

From Eastern Europeans to Lenny Henry: The Ugly Side of Ukip

Edward Adoo | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

The ugliness of UKIP has yet again reared its ugly face and been exposed by Enfield local election candidate William Henwood and his racist comment about Lenny Henry...