#Diversity

Ten Worst LGBT Insults at Work

Ian Johnson | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Work is something that is a fact of life for most of us. Just like being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is too. But when those two intersect it is not always simple - nor easy...

Gay, Straight, Christian, Jew - Why Simple Labels No Longer Work

Neil Gibb | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Gibb

Pope Francis is a man on a mission. Everything from the choice of his name (referencing St Francis of Assisi) to his shunning of material comforts suggest he is out to take the church back to its core values of tolerance, inclusion and compassion.

Our OUTstanding Business Leaders Prove the Power of Authenticity

Suki Sandhu | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Suki Sandhu

Welcoming the first ever 'out' CEO of a FTSE 100 company isn't the only major change since last year; our 'Top 100' is twice as long and includes three times as many transgender business leaders.

How Positive Action at LSE Got Lost Under a Pile of Leaflets

Natasha Valladares | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Valladares

It's not wrong that the disgusting behaviour of the Rugby Club is under scrutiny, but it is wrong that positive action by the university on outreach and funding for students in need of support is apparently not worth mention - especially when it's the sort of information some students need in order to feel able to go into further study.

Ethnic Minority Football Managers: How Can We Create More Diverse Dugouts?

Sandra Kerr | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport
Sandra Kerr

I'd like to welcome the proposed review. By acknowledging the problem and starting the conversation about how to address it, the Football League has taken a huge step forward. However, I am concerned that the Rooney Rule is being seen as a 'magic bullet' that will guarantee an immediate influx of BAME managerial talent....

Downton Abbey and the Rise of Ukip: Soft Nationalism and the Politics of Nostalgia

Malory Nye | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Malory Nye

I must confess that I am a fan of Downton Abbey. But I am worried about the programme, seriously worried. We should not underestimate what a successful TV show can do. Downton Abbey is, in fact, a form of soft nationalist porn that can probably be blamed for the rise of Ukip.

Disabled People More Likely to Be Seen on the Streets Than on Our Screens

Clare Pelham | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Pelham

When was the last time you saw a disabled person on TV? Our research shows more than half of us are more likely to see a disabled person on the street rather than on our screens. And one in six of us have no recollection of disabled people in any media at all.

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 14.10.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 27.09.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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 21.09.2014 | 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!