UK Diversity

A Postcode Should Never Dictate Potential

Rachael Gibbons | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachael Gibbons

Leadership potential exists in young people regardless of their background or family income, yet the chances to progress in the workplace are often limited by childhood circumstance. It must be ensured that in order for a more just society our leadership accurately reflects the needs of diverse communities.

Post-Trump, Diversity Is More Important Than Ever

Robyn Lange | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Robyn Lange

The political and social turbulence of Britain voting itself out of the EU, in part due to anti-immigration sentiment, and Donald Trump becoming Presi...

Why The European Diversity Awards Matter

Linda Riley | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK
Linda Riley

We'll be showcasing those stand-out individuals and organisations who ensure that those who produce what we see, read and hear is a true reflection of wider society - those who buy newspapers, watch television and video blogs, listen to the radio and read blogs.

Accentuating Diversity On Television - With Accents!

Dawn-Maria France | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dawn-Maria France

Many people have made the decision to take elocution lessons or work with a voice coach to change how they talk. To my way of thinking, they dilute their identity and uniqueness, whilst turning their backs on their upbringing and neighbours.

Where Is The Love? Why Aren't There More Mixed-Race Relationships On Screen?

Corrina Antrobus | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Corrina Antrobus

When I first saw the trailer to A United Kingdom, I felt a prickle on my skin, a gust of affiliation to this story promising to tell the triumph of an interracial relationship. I was bewitched by this film that showed a black man and a white woman in love, something of a given for me growing up in a mixed-race household...

Shouldn't We Be Putting Pressure On Channels To Diversify, Rather Than Diversifying Our Channels?

London Hughes | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Comedy
London Hughes

I am quite sceptical about Next Up, but that's probably only because 2016's been such a catastrophic year and I'm effectively broken inside! But hey, it might just surprise everyone and change the scene for the better...

International Men's Day? You Cannot Be Serious...

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Binna Kandola

When I read the founding principle of International Men's Day (Saturday 19 November) I thought it was some kind of ridiculous joke. After all, highlighting 'the achievements of men' doesn't just happen just once a year - it happens every single day.

Are We Living In A Divided Society?

Edward Adoo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

Many Americans were hoping for a positive election result to improve race and community relations. With Trump elected the future seems uncertain but will the result have any effect on how we deal with community relations across Britain? The new era of right wing politics has not just taken effect across America but it has led to a far right uprising across Europe.

Populism's Hatred Of Diversity Will Kill Prosperity

Henrietta Moore | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Henrietta Moore

In the days since the US election result, much has been made of the 'whitelash' that appears to have propelled Donald Trump to the highest office in t...

Business Needs To Learn To Work With Learning Disabilities

Donna Miller | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Donna Miller

It's estimated that around one and a half million people in the UK have a learning disability. Schools and universities are increasingly aware of the...

Everything You Need To Know About I'm A Celebrity's Jordan Banjo

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

With a line-up including Carol Vorderman, Scarlett Moffatt, Larry Lamb and Ola Jordan, the new series of ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!...

Are We All Disabled Now?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Mik Scarlet

If we adopt a social model way of thinking, see our similarities rather than our differences, demand real change is required and that our voices are listened to then maybe we can start to rebuild a conscientious. Maybe we can stop the growing divides between us and come together to build a fairer, more inclusive world.

"Brown Skin And Blonde Girls Only", Said My Daughter

Fariba Soetan | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Fariba Soetan

Because keeping that conversational door open is one of the most important things to me. That she knows that she can ask anything of us- her parents- even if she suspects it's not a comfortable subject for many.

Trump And Clinton - America's Socio-Cultural Schizophrenia

Tony Sobrado | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The United States of America is a vast country. It is inhabited by over three hundred million people and it's arguably the most diverse country on ear...

Unleashing Female Leadership Potential

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

Gender inequality remains undeniable across much of the business world, and is particularly visible at leadership level. Having worked in the banking and finance sector for over two decades, I have seen and been part of attempts to address this issue. It's clear there is growing commitment to programmes and investments that develop more women into industry leaders.

We Need To Combat Outdated Stereotypes To Attract More Women Into STEM Careers

Dr Hayaatun Sillem | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Hayaatun Sillem

Engineering is so much more than this outdated stereotype. Engineering is about designing and delivering systems that facilitate education and healthcare, enhance quality of life, and help to eliminate global poverty. Engineers have been in the driving seat of social change for centuries - from bringing electricity to billions to helping to eradicate life-threatening disease.

Isn't It Time The Rainbow Ceiling Was On Your Board's Agenda?

Mark Gossington | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Mark Gossington

Few CEOs and senior executives will be unaware of the various initiatives and targets to increase diversity at board level and senior management. Early this year the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills1 announced a new independent review on increasing the representation of women in corporate leadership positions. Similarly, there is an increased awareness of the need to address ethnicity in leadership roles. Whilst ethnic minority board members lag behind their female counterparts, efforts are being made by many companies to redress the white, male bias.

Come To The Front

Ros Taylor | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Ros Taylor

I was speaking at a Women's Summit in Cambridge last week and before my contribution I decided to sit in the audience to listen to the morning's proce...

We Just Had The Most Diverse Fashion Weeks In 'Recent History'

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Style

The Spring/Summer 2017 catwalks were some of the most racially diverse in history, according to The Fashion Spot. The bi-annual Diversity Report exami...

Ashley Banjo Lands Two Huge New ITV Roles

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Diversity’s Ashley Banjo has landed two new roles on ITV. First off, the dance troupe leader is reportedly set to be a judge on the channel’s new ...

Social Mobility: The Continuing Pressure To Meet Quotas Means We've Sidestepped Our Real Responsibilities

Tania Hardcastle | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Tania Hardcastle

Positive Discrimination was outlawed by the Equality Act 2010. Yet, there remains an incandescent pressure amongst employers and universities to meet ...

Discover 10 New Authors of Colour

Ann Girdharry | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ann Girdharry

I reviewed this book over on Goodreads and, wow, was I impressed. Smita's writing style is wonderful. I hunted her down to ask if she would kick off this 'Discover...' series for me and was delighted when she agreed. Read on to find out more.

Safe Spaces And The 'Right' To Be Offended

Simon Sapper | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

I think you can't and shouldn't vaccinate or insulate yourself against being offended. But in these highly insecure times, you can't be surprised if people try. Safe spaces are surely a symptom more than anything else.

Why I'm Back At The British LGBT Awards

Marjorie Strachan | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marjorie Strachan

Big organisations can play a role - we can role model inclusive behaviours and sound business practices and encourages others to do the same. That's why The British LGBT Awards are a great way of drawing attention to those that do this well and encourage improvements where they're required.

The Search Is On For More Black And Asian People To Feature On Blue Plaques

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Less than 4% of hundreds of commemorative blue plaques in London are dedicated to Black and Asian figures from history - but English Heritage is now d...