UK Diversity

It's All In The Eyes

Susie Reddy | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Reddy

Imagine that you're walking down the street, you're minding your own business when somebody 'different' catches your eye. Maybe they're in some way disabled, maybe their gender isn't immediately clear, maybe they're heavily tattooed, like myself, or they could be covered in piercings.

It's A Scandal That 7.5million People Can't Vote For A Woman This Election

Katie Ghose | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

It matters a great deal that Parliament reflects the range of backgrounds and experiences we have in this country. We all lose out if our politics is limited to one demographic rather than the diverse talents of the UK.

Shared Parental Leave - Two Years On

Hannah Cottam | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Hannah Cottam

On the second anniversary of a revolutionary policy that gives parents the opportunity to split time caring for their new born baby, studies have revealed that as little as one percent of men have so far taken up the opportunity to do so.

Muslim Fashion And Muslim Clothing Is Not A Uniform: How Diverse Is The Modest Fashion Industry?

Mariyah Zaman | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style
Mariyah Zaman

Offering a professional platform to exalt modest fashion designers in London was no coincidence. Organiser of LMFW, Franka Soeria said, "London is one of the trendiest places for modest fashion" in the West with a large supportive community.

The Problem With Women In Business Is...

Ian P Buckingham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Ian P Buckingham

At the risk of conforming to type and coming across all emotionally retarded and such, I offer these final thoughts to the author of the piece (you know who you are) - you can shove your casual sexism where the sun don't shine. And I mean that in the most adventurous and effusive way possible.

Diversity: The Art Of Thinking Independently Together

Chioma Anyanwu | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Chioma Anyanwu

With a plethora of actors voicing their opinions and raising awareness I do believe there are people listening, but with most issues, there are deep rooted and there no quick fixes. For me, it is about asking questions when it came to storylines and vision of a particular project, not being so quick to settle on what is comfortable and familiar and taking action where an action is due.

Why Mental Health Week Is Wrong

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Mental Health Awareness isn't just about a day, a week or even a month, mental health awareness is about a culture. Shoe-horning a culture shift into a week is not giving it the respect it deserves and will not work. What we need is long-term strategies to embed these changes.

Diversity And Inclusion In Schools Is The Law

Tuvia Borok | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

People are often shocked when I say I've suffered parental school gate bullying as a gay dad. And every so often I get challenged on why I feel there is a need to promote LGBT and LGBT family inclusion.

Why Do We Need To Teach All Children About Self-Confidence On National Children's Day?

NaaDei Neequaye-Oyelade | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
NaaDei Neequaye-Oyelade

Confidence in children is evidenced in various ways, so it's important to try to build it so that it follows them straight into adulthood. There are so many things we can do as parents to increase confidence, but one very important way to do this is with the power of reading.

2017 Ad Campaigns Prove We've Still Got A Long Way To Go To Achieve Diversity In Fashion

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Style

Diversity in fashion still a long way off, according to a new report. The Fashion Spot’s Diversity Report analysed race, size, and gender diversity...

How The BBC's Line Of Duty Dealt Diversity And Inclusion With A Low Blow

Jessica Huie MBE | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jessica Huie MBE

I'm not suggesting for a moment that all entertainment should be subject to political correctness, as art which does not provoke is not art at all, but given the BBC's own diversity challenge, it seems a little ironic.

Are The Aspirations Of Young, Talented, BAME Individuals Limited By A Lack Of Diverse Role Models In Certain Industries?

Louise Thomas | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Louise Thomas

Get the straight weave, not the braids. Get used to being asked where you're really from. Get used to being seen as an authority on all matters to do ...

Supporting The LGBT+ Community Makes Business Sense

Marjorie Strachan | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK
Marjorie Strachan

There are several reasons to feel nervous about LGBT rights at the moment. Ambiguity in the US and the on-going battle for marriage equality in North...

Newsrooms Are More Diverse - But It's Still Not Enough

Georgia Chambers | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Chambers

ournalism is making those essential small steps but still seems to be falling behind other industries when it comes to diversity. Ten years on, I still know now what I articulated through a pencil-sketched stick figure then- that there is still a long way to go until journalism creates an image of itself into which people like me can fit.

The 'I' Factor - Why TV Needs People Like You And Me

Nimesh Joshi | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nimesh Joshi

First things first, I never thought about 'diversity' growing up. Not once did I think the colour of my skin, my social class, my religion or anything...

The Importance Of Representing Diversity In Visual Communications

Andrew Saunders | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Andrew Saunders

If we look back over the last 20 years, the monumental changes in our society, and subsequently culture, are clear to see. Developments in technology ...

Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

Gender Pay Gap Law Is A Long Time Coming

Hannah Cottam | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Hannah Cottam

New laws that force employers to reveal the gender pay gap in their workforce are a welcome change that will do more to reduce inequality in wages bet...

How The Appointment Of Edward Enninful To The Helm Of British Vogue Will Rock The Global Fashion Industry

Robbie Sinclair | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Style
Robbie Sinclair

The choice of a black man to replace Alexandra Shulman shouldn't be the main topic of discussion. Yes, this is a positive step for a publication that has traditionally been steered by white, middle class women, but I don't think we should be blinded by Enninful's race or gender - ultimately he is a huge talent with incredible experience.

Discrimination And Sexism Must End To Close The Gender Pay Gap

Karen Jackson | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Karen Jackson

Until these dinosaurs either die out or have diversity training I fear the legal and other professions still have a long way to go on gender. The gender pay gap is not the reason women are under-represented at senior levels. The real reason? Discrimination and sexism.

AI Is The Perfect Partner To Achieve Gender Diversity

Eric Berridge | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Tech
Eric Berridge

It's time for us to use today's innovative technologies, like Augmented Intelligence (AI), to take action, starting with correcting unconscious bias. We're already using AI to predict the weather and to process medical research and trial data for individualized treatment plans on an unheard-of scale. Why can't it be used to help close the gender gap?

Purple Pound Power - The Largest Untapped Market

Kelly Knox | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Knox

This is more than equal opportunities for disabled models. This is about the mental health of young people, our future. I want every young person to accept their individuality, be confident in their own skin and have the complete freedom to be themselves, no barriers. Fashion and diversity have the power to transform lives.

Do We Need More Diversity In The FinTech Sector?

Mark Gossington | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

As an LGBT+ man, my needs are different to those of the straight, white male developer. We all have different experiences - black, white, straight, LGBT+, male, female, young, old - and as such the technology we use, if we are valued as consumers, needs to address these distinctions.

The Challenge Of Diversity In The AI World

Jenny Garrett | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jenny Garrett

Artificial intelligence (AI) is still in its infancy, but it's poised to become the most disruptive technology since the Internet. AI will be everywhere - in your phone, in your fridge, in your car. Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are just two examples.

A Vision Of A Family Friendly Music Industry

Vick Bain | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents
Vick Bain

I don't talk often about my experiences of balancing a career in the music industry with being a parent - it is something I, alongside thousands of others, just get on and do. But my start to parenthood was perhaps tougher than many - my partner left me whilst I was pregnant and my twins were born two months premature.