UK Diversity

Move Over Diversity. Representation Is In Vogue And It's A Good Thing.

Lou Mensah | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

It's Fashion Week, and this season the diversity chat has evolved beyond body size and skin colour. Coincidentally, the Emmy's have just happened, a...

Why Conversations On Race Need To Take Centre Stage In The Workplace

Kevin Ellis | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Kevin Ellis

Progress will only happen if organisations know what the challenges are and then make changes. The best way to do this is through a combination of speaking to employees and analysing the employee data available.

Lily Allen, Reggie Yates And India Willoughby Win Big At Diversity In Media Awards

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Lily Allen, Reggie Yates and India Willoughby were the big winners at the inaugural Diversity In Media Awards on Friday (15 September). Singer Lily wa...

Why Equality On The Runway Needs To Happen Now

Paige French | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Style
Paige French

Now, with the most glitz and glam event in the fashion calendar just around the corner, it's time to scream about diversity, not whisper. In my eyes, the sooner we see a catwalk that is full of a variety of women, the better. Although small steps are undeniably a positive thing, it's time to strive for bigger leaps to be made to include women of every race, age, shape and size.

Inclusivity v.s. Diversity: The Technology Sector Challenge

Jon Topper | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Topper

The recent Google memo furore shows that there are people in the tech industry who honestly believe that women and people of colour are genetically less capable of working as engineers - a set of assertions based on exceptionally flawed science. Research actually shows that teams with higher levels of gender and racial diversity demonstrate better financial performance.

Brands, Don't Embrace Diversity If You Can't Address Racism #IStandWithMunroe

Louisa Kiwana | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK Style
Louisa Kiwana

L'Oréal had an opportunity to really listen to the raw and truthful sentiments made by Munroe as a direct response to the violence of white supremacists in Charlottesville. Not only did they have the opportunity to listen, but they asked for this opportunity. In establishing a diversity initiative, and therefore addressing structural racism, you can't then pick and choose what to support.

The UK: A Nation Of 'Outsiders'

Henry Stratford | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Henry Stratford

We all get that feeling sometimes that we are on the outside. Whether it was when we first joined a new football team. Or when we are in a group con...

Preventing A Diversity Backslide: Re-examining Initiatives To Keep Women Moving Forwards

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

According to the news headlines of late, the working world has not been great for women. It seems that issues around unconscious bias are still rife - and they have certainly captured the attention of the media. Currently Google is facing a class action lawsuit from roughly sixty women, all of whom are involved in the same row around issues of sexism at the tech giant.

Why Google Were Right To Sack Their Sexist Employee

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Tech
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Yes, Google sacked their sexist employee because he was offensively patronising and gained the company much unneeded negative publicity. But they also sacked him because, as any global corporation knows, the best way to grow and succeed is to recruit high calibre candidates.

Diversity Should Be Embraced At All Festivals

Edward Adoo | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Festivals like Wilderness should embrace diversity in every form but they are failing to reach out and connect with a wider audience. I wonder how many BAME's are involved with Wilderness. It would be interesting to note and get a clearer picture of whether diversity initiatives are being assessed or put in place behind the scenes.

Twitter Slams Boohoo For Not Including ‘All Girls’ In Ad Campaign

HuffPost UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Style

Boohoo’s latest attempt at inclusive advertising has come under fire for its lack of diversity. The fashion brand launched a new womenswear campaign...

What Can Vulnerability Teach Us About The Future Of Work?

Monica Parker | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Parker

Fear of Falling Fun fact: we're only born afraid of two things - loud noises and falling. Sort of strange when you think of it. But in truth, our bra...

Diversity Dancer Robert Anker Dies In Car Accident, Aged 27

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

Robert Anker, who was a founding member of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ dance group Diversity, has tragically died at the age of 27. Robert died in C...

It Takes A Broader Culture To Attract The Right Mix Of Talent

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Zaid Al-Zaidy

The advertising industry has spent the past three years tying itself in knots about diversity and equality. Yet figures suggest that this has been to ...

The Top Earners' List Lays Bare A Potentially More Troubling Pay Gap At The BBC

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

Just ten percent of the BBC’s best paid stars are non-White, the publication of the corporation’s top earners’ list has revealed. Only 10 out of...

'Unlikely Hikers' Is The Inclusive Instagram Account Showing Everybody Can Enjoy The Great Outdoors

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting out and about in the great outdoors can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of size, race, sexuality or ability. Enter the inclusive Instagram ...

​Diversity In Media: The Lack Of Understanding

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

​Editor Kerry-Anne Mendoza was booed on BBCQT for highlighting the lack of diversity in the media industry. Now let's get one thing straight, if you...

It's A Matter Of Pride: Not Another Rainbow Coloured Logo

Kara Melchers | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kara Melchers

Skittles gave up their rainbow, whilst brands from Barclays to Tesco are supporting new colourful versions of theirs. A hit with the creative industry, we have to ask if these temporary brand gestures can create a truly meaningful and lasting impact to the LGBT community?

Christian Louboutin Extends 'Nude' Range To Include Two New Styles In Seven Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Style

The fashion world isn’t always known for being as diverse as consumers would like it to be, but one global brand is making inclusive strides with ne...

Kenzo Honours Japanese Heritage Using Asian-Only Models In SS18 Show

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Style

In an industry often criticised for its lack of diversity, all eyes were on fashion week to see which models the designers selected to send down the c...

Diversity In The Creative Industry

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

Throughout my life I have been reminded of my skin colour, this is not to say that it has always been negative; but from a young age I was aware. For ...

Can We Stop Talking About 'Boy Jobs' And 'Girl Jobs' Now?

Janvi Patel | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Janvi Patel

I don't agree that there are "boys jobs and girl jobs", but the unconscious bias that leads us to create these and the structures that ensure that the categorisation is perpetuated need to be addressed. This is not a small task and needs a multi-pronged attack. We should not waste this momentum. We all need to continue to play our part and at every level, but we also need bolder moves from the government and from global corporations.

Gogglebox: Why A Show That Should Be The Worst On TV Is Actually The Best

Alex Sinclair Lack | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alex Sinclair Lack

"Watch people watch TV, you must be kidding", so goes the critique of the unexposed and the uninitiated. They are right to be dubious, in the age of Ex on the Beach, television execs have a lot to answer for. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this was my father's reaction when he found me watching a minute-long clip of Bristolian pensioners, Mary and Marina, chewing toffees in (near) silence.

What's Hair Got To Do With It?

Deborah Broomfield | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Style
Deborah Broomfield

A visit to a hair salon was a day out of my schedule. I often arrived in the morning with my daughter and left when it was dark. Black women take great pride in their hair and the hairstyles are often complex, which may account for the time spent in hair salons.

Gap's Diverse Campaign Brings Together Priyanka Chopra, Adwoa Aboah And Yara Shahidi To Make Us Smile

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Style

Gap’s new ‘Bridging The Gap’ campaign celebrates diversity with an all-star line-up. Directed and styled by British Vogue’s new editor-in-chi...