UK Diversity

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.

The Danger Of Not Taking Social Justice Work Led By Women Seriously

Nishma Jethwa | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Nishma Jethwa

Our work involves fighting for social justice - from gender equality and the eradication of modern slavery to better education and a more responsible ...

This Modelling Agency Is Tackling Age Diversity In The Fashion Industry And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Style

It’s of no secret that the fashion industry covets youth, but age diversity is becoming a hot topic like never before. Which is why Russian modellin...

New Oxford Portraits Will Celebrate University's Increasing Diversity

Dr Rebecca Surender | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Rebecca Surender

Look around Oxford University's corridors and dining halls at the magnificent portraits that hang there, and something may strike you: almost everyone...

The Fitness Industry Must Do More To Promote Diversity

Lorraine Lewis | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorraine Lewis

I think more in the fitness industry needs to be done to promote different ethnic minorities to show everyone is welcome no matter what you look like or what your background is. Until then, I am going to do my part posting pictures me at every fitness event I do. If it encourages one more person to take part, then I'm happy.

Do We Focus On The Wrong Thing When Encouraging Parents Back To Work?

Pip Wilson | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents
Pip Wilson

That's not to downplay how difficult it can be: balancing professional life and bringing up children is tough. I don't believe that everybody can 'have it all', and it is naïve to expect to not have to make sacrifices. But I do believe that by considering what the ideal solution for your family would be, and having both parents strive to make that happen, families will begin to enjoy the freedom and happiness that should be commonplace but, sadly, is still not.

If Being Transgender Was A Job, No-One Would Apply

Kate O'Donnell | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate O'Donnell

Trans people are often shown as sad, lonely people. Or sex workers, or trapped in the wrong body, rejected, suicidal, killed or simply die. Basically the media would have you believe that it's never ends well for us trans folk. I believe that art can create social change and I like being part of that change.

Day To End Racial Discrimination: 'Covert Racism' As A Hurdle

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Binna Kandola

There has been, over the last half-century, a revolution in attitudes towards a range of social groups. Fifty years ago, 80% of people thought Africa...

This Greetings Card Company Caters To Society's Most Under-Represented

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Tineka Smith married her husband, she suddenly realised just how few cards catered to their relationship. Smith is African-American and her husb...

Women 'Leaning In' Still Have So Much Work To Do

Vivien Edwards | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivien Edwards

Did you see the interview on Monday with Nigel Farage and Alastair Campbell on Good Morning Britain? Well, you had an opportunity to see Piers Morgan ...

In The Face Of Fear, We Will Continue To Build Bridges And Walk Them Every Day

Jamie Baird | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Jamie Baird

When the attack on Westminster started to unfold, my work office was put on lockdown. Staff were briefed on the situation outside and we were advised to stay away from the windows until we knew exactly what was going on. In the uncertainty, many of us sent messages to loved ones to say we were safe.

Access For Everyone, We Live In Hope

Dan White | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Dan White

Our local playground is the communal hub near Emily's school, and not only can she not access it in her wheelchair, but she can't even play on any equipment. When we sent an email of this nature to the local council, I think we terrified the park's department into opening that said file and diving straight to chapter four.

Women, You're Enough: Why We Need More Young Women In Business

Amelia-Eve Warden | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Eve Warden

We have the power to change positions, mind-sets, industries, rules and a way of life. We have the ability to merge something so simple into something beautiful. So, if you ever feel that you need to explain who you are and why you are doing something, we are women, andthat is enough.

Why We Need To Step Up For Diversity

Natalie Lloyd | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Natalie Lloyd

I want to build on the great success we've had hiring a balanced creative team, and open us up to even greater diversity. As a branding agency, having myriad perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in-house only works to enhance our proposition of being able to assimilate with, and comprehend our clients.

How To Improve Gender Diversity In The Technology Industry

Therese Stowell | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Therese Stowell

Although the opportunities for women in STEM are steadily increasing, we are still finding it challenging to attract girls to choose this path and to keep them in the profession as time progresses.

Our Struggle For Equal Opportunity Has Become Invisible To Governments Only Concerned With Counter Extremism

Basit Mahmood | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Basit Mahmood

I've seen plenty of campaigns and events aimed at the Muslim community dedicated to combatting extremism. Yet when I sit with friends I realise the sheer gap between what defines the lives of ordinary Muslims, desires for a sense of belonging, for equality, for a sense that we matter too and what governments and others think has come to define them.