The Power Behind Team Diversity

Maite Baron | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Maite Baron

One of the main reasons why people set up in business is a desire for independence and freedom. Often that's a reaction to the constraints of working for a large organisation where there's little flexibility to 'do your own thing'.

Magnum Celebrates Gender Diversity In New Ad (And It's Awesome)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

RuPaul's Drag Race star, Willam Belli, looks sassier than ever in Magnum's latest advert celebrating people from all walks of life. The series of ...

Forget Barbie's Flat Shoes, It's Her Ethnic Diversity That Matters

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone is losing their shit over the fact that Barbie can now wear flat shoes - and we can't quite get my head around it. Suddenly, fully-grown w...

Have We Fully Embraced Diversity in Our Workforce?

James Barber | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
James Barber

The UK employment gap between white and minority communities is worsening and will continue to widen if this issue isn't addressed.

Open Letter to Ben Stephenson, Outgoing Commissioner of BBC Drama

Danny Lee Wynter | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Lee Wynter

Your trailer. I noticed there were no BAMEs or disabled performers about the gaff. Perhaps, on this occasion the inclusion of the BAME talent in BBC Two's new season of drama, simply wasn't seen as something worth selling to the global market?

Why #ToysLikeMe Won't Teach Your Kids About Diversity

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Don't get me wrong, a toy is a great tool for teaching kids. But I bet you my baby boy's first tooth that the new PC toys that are hitting the market right now will, like all the toys before them, change nothing unless we change the stories we, the adults, tell about diversity.

Whitehall Statistics: Getting to Know the New Government, in Five Charts

Emily Andrews | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Emily Andrews

Middle-aged, white and male. The 'most diverse Parliament ever' is beginning to undermine this stereotype of politicians, but can the same be said of the new government?

The Ego and the Illusive 'I'

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

"I" is a strange little letter. It stands for me, myself and my ego. And for some of us that makes that little letter ENORMOUS! It's also globally kn...

Teen Model With Down's Syndrome Is Challenging Notions Of Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Style

Meet Madeline Stuart, she's an 18-year-old aspiring model. She enjoys dance, swimming, cheerleading... and, oh yeah, she also has Down's Syndrome. ...

Plus Size Models Pose Nude To Promote Diversity In Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of plus size models are on a mission to promote body diversity in the fashion industry and show women around the world that beauty really does...

Natasha Hinde

Black Models Open Up On The Race Issues They Face In Fashion

HuffingtonPost.com | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Style

There's a May issue of ELLE magazine sitting on my desk. Flicking through, I find a grand total of two adverts (DKNY and Karen Millen) which featu...

Why the Ethnic Minority Vote Is Central to This Week's General Election

James Barber | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
James Barber

The relationship between the Conservative party and Britain's ethnic minority community has always been strained. Following the coalition between the ...

Media Psychology: TV and Politics - If Media Keep It Real, So Will The People

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

Where I work at Media Trust, we claim that media is a powerful tool to influence and change lives. We work with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard.

Gender Diversity: Still a Long Way From Equality

Alistair Cox | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Alistair Cox

In recent weeks, we have celebrated International Women's Day and mused over Lord Davies' latest 'Women on Boards' report. 'Women in the workplace' has been a topic right at the top of the global agenda...

Keep Your Friendships Fresh

Karen Pine | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

As humans we have evolved as social animals. It once made sense for us to stick to our own tribe because outsiders represented danger. They don't any more. Invite more outsiders into your tribe and freshen up your friendships and your life.

Womenomics: What Constitutes Best Practice for Future Leaders?

Helena Eccles | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

A lot of the conversation that surrounds this topic is about how we can accelerate women in middle management or executive roles to the boardroom and what indeed the best-practice is to achieve that goal. We know that quotas don't work and The Rise of Women in Society study backs that up.

Bridging the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics sector (STEM) Gender Gap Through Apprenticeships

Ian Williams | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Williams

The idea that science is better suited to males is not only unfair and outdated, but could potentially damage the future of our energy supply. We need the skills of both male and females to be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to deliver affordable energy sustainably, meaning a diverse workforce is key.

How to Get More BAME People in Boardrooms

Sandra Kerr | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Since we published our report in June, there have been some strides made towards improving BAME representation at senior levels: the Financial Reporting Council redefined diversity reporting at board level as gender 'and race', which is likely to come into effect in 2016.

Why We're In Love With L'Oréal's First Asian-American Spokesmodel

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Someone's getting on the diversity train - first, L'Oréal signs Helen Mirren as an 'I'm worth it' spokesperson, then they make another historic signi...

Why Coming Out Is Good for the Advertising Business - LGBT Diversity in the Workplace

Joshua Graff | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Joshua Graff

With Advertising Week Europe upon us, now is a good time to reflect on the state of the industry. One issue that's close to my heart is diversity in the sector, and in particular making sure that the industry is a positive environment for the LGBT community.

New Season, or Old Tricks? London Theatre and the White Lead

Danny Lee Wynter | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Lee Wynter

In London the BAME community account for over 42% of the population, so why aren't the actors taking centre stage reflective of that? If the white able-bodied voice is what fronts the majority of the theatre we experience, we are destined to only ever see life from that perspective and no other.

Opening the Black Box

Meg Munn | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

We need boards to change and thrive in a world which increasingly values diversity, different perspectives and a range of experiences. Boards need the best people and we should be beyond having to shout that this includes women.

British Asians: Don't Join the Steady March Towards the End of Tolerance

Museji Ahmed Takolia | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Museji Ahmed Takolia

It is a time instead to pause and reflect. For the sake of our children, we need to rediscover some old virtues that our parents came to this country with.

First Ever International Plus Size Model Competiton Launches - Here Are The Contenders

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Robyn Lawley and Candice Huffine are two of the most well known models in the world. They also fly the the plus size flag, and in a bid to find mo...

Why LGBT+Inclusivity Should Be Taught in All Primary Schools

Elly Barnes | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Elly Barnes

Our intention being to give permission to our young people to join us on the journey to institutional change where recognition of discrimination through race, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and beliefs is encouraged.