UK Diversity

Beyond Binaries: The Impact Of Changing Gender Identity For Brands

Rebekah Mackay Miller | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
Rebekah Mackay Miller

Significant numbers of Gen Z no longer define themselves primarily by gender. They use gender-neutral pronouns, reject the idea of gender binaries in stores and explore fluidity in sexual orientation far more so than the Millennial generation above them. As Gen Z (and their spending power) matures, brands will have to respond if they want to keep this new market engaged.

The Million Dollar Question: Why do Talented Women Leave Their Jobs?

Astrid van Waveren | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Astrid van Waveren

If a man and a woman, both aged thirty, quit their jobs, the stock assumption remains: The man leaves for a greater challenge, or a higher salary. The woman leaves because she wants to start a family.

Vogue Cover Star Reveals The Dark Side Of The Modelling Industry

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Style

A former model has shared her story of shooting to fashion fame as a young teenager, exposing the worrying effects of the industry on young girls. Kay...

Designing, Not Drowning

Karen Dobres | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Style
Karen Dobres

n its 100-year history the fashionista's bible has never featured a brand aimed at the post-surgery market until now. Describing the range as "stunning" and saying it "can be worn by all women who desire figure-enhancing swimwear," Vogue included the "Dive Collection" in the "Making Waves" edit in their celebratory 100 years edition, massively boosting diversity in the fashion industry at the same time.

In an Age of Uncertainty, Uniting Communities Should Be Our Priority

Sam Williams | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Williams

The historic vote to leave the EU has still not properly sunk in for many communities across the UK. Indeed, the jury is still out as to what the impact of the vote - and of course the long-winded process of actually leaving the EU - will be on people's lives. Uncertainty over the future economic stability of the UK, and by extension society as a whole, has arguably never been more acute.

Snapchat Removes Filter That Promoted Racist Stereotype Of Asians

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

Snapchat has removed a filter that turned selfies into Asian caricatures after it was accused of promoting a racist stereotype. Appalled users turned ...

Chrissy Teigen Slams Miss Teen USA Beauty Pageant For Lack Of Diversity

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Queen of Twitter Chrissy Teigen stole our hearts long ago for her frank accounts of parenting on social media. But now we adore the model even more af...

Meet Elle Magazine's First Transgender Cover Star

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Style

Elle magazine have made history with their upcoming September issue, featuring a transgender woman on its cover for the first time. The woman in quest...

The Power of Words

Chris Dreyfus-Gibson | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Dreyfus-Gibson

Words are powerful! I love language and am a self-confessed punctuation vigilante. As humans we are fortunate to be able to convey meaning, emotion, or subtlety through the words we choose and the way in which we say or write them.

Has Progress Stalled for LGBT+ Inclusion in 2016?

Suki Sandhu | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Suki Sandhu

This time last year, during the nominations process for our third annual OUTstanding and FT Power Lists, there was a sense of progress and celebration...

Chanel Iman Gets Real About Fashion's Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Style

Chanel Iman has spoken out about diversity in the fashion industry. The supermodel, who has posed for Vogue and walked the runway for Victoria’s Sec...

Ladies and Gentlemen Please Show Your Appreciation for Diversity

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

You could get depressed reading this - we are inherently discriminatory and there's limited ways to tackle it! And given some of the news headlines right now should we lurch for the panic button? I would not dare enter the fray on our societal challenges, but any organisation that is not elevating the question of inclusivity is not thinking as strategically as it needs to, not simply for today but absolutely for the future.

The Burst of the Globalisation Bubble

Liza Bel | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

Until not long ago, globalisation seemed like an inevitable trend for contemporary world; a state of affairs we were all steering towards. Cheap trav...

Black Lives Do Matter

Edward Adoo | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Edward Adoo

It's clear not all but a minority of these officers DO NOT LIKE Black people. Officers should be banned from using fire arms until further notice to prevent more incidents and deaths. It's time Black lives are valued and respected like any other human being. It could be your Mother, Father, Daughter, Sister, friend or close relative. Enough is enough.

Words Are Powerful

Kelly Knox | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Kelly Knox

Words can inspire, empower, motivate, lift your spirits and give you joy and happiness. Equally, words can make you feel useless, anxious, depressed, not worthy, hurt and lower your self-esteem. Words Make. Works Break. Words are like a magical powder or a deadly potion.

Louder and Prouder: We Have to March with Pride Everyday

Ria Chatterjee | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Ria Chatterjee

"You're a gay-loving prick". The final words of a man who - so poisoned by hatred - continued to utter such bile as he was taken, handcuffed, to a police car. My partner and I had spent the previous twenty minutes trying to tackle his backward views but also keep him in place until the police arrived.

EU Referendum: Road Forward to Diversity and Solidarity

Jawad Syed | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Jawad Syed

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, UK will vote either to stay in or opt out of the European Union, a decision that will shape the country's future. In this brief post, we outline why it is important for all British voters of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds to have their say in the EU referendum rather than leaving it to fate.

Stand and Be Counted

Dana Alexander | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Dana Alexander

Is it just me or is the world slowly becoming a shittier place? When terms like "social justice warrior" and "feminist" are pejorative, know that you are living in a world that is in regression. I am exhausted by the casual yet subtle racism, sexism and homophobia I see every single day, and frankly I am tired of ignoring it for the sake of grace. What does tolerance and diversity really mean? And how do these concepts shape our ideas and communities?

Speak Up: Where's the Diversity in the EU Referendum Debate?

Kate Delaney | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Delaney

There's more to the world than Facebook comments of course, but there's also so many voices not being heard too. And if you don't speak out, then you won't get listened too, continuing the cycle of decisions made by and for white men.

BareMinerals Foundation Comes Under Fire For Not Catering To Darker Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Style

Cosmetics company Bare Minerals has come under fire for not catering to black skin tones. The backlash started on Instagram after beauty shop Sephora ...

TV Ad Travesty - Can You Spot Yourself in the Three Minute Ad Break?

Jennifer Evans | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Jennifer Evans

My blog this month has involved a small amount of research on my part following my ever growing irritation at the lack of diversity depicted in TV ads. This irritation has grown to the point where certain adverts evoke a barrage of non-repeatable words and a rise in my blood pressure.

Why All Businesses Should Support Diversity

Marjorie Strachan | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK
Marjorie Strachan

The British LGBT Awards which we sponsored and took place in London earlier this month shone a light on a variety of businesses, organisations and corporate leaders that are making a real difference in promoting inclusion.

The Busyness Bind: How It Holds Women Back, and Why We Let It

Neela Bettridge | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Headhunters are trying to talk to more women about senior roles. But one recently told me that the overwhelming majority of women he approaches cannot, or will not, make time to talk. Most of the men, meanwhile, will. And we wonder why men outnumber women in leadership roles.

Past 'BGT' Favourites Return To Celebrate 10 Series

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

A plethora of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ stars from years gone by came together for Saturday night’s (29 May) live final to celebrate 10 years of ...

LGBT+ Inclusion in Education Saves Lives and Must Be Funded

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Three million pounds can never replace the countless nameless souls we have lost, both in the UK and around the world since formal education began, whose lives were terminally compromised by prejudice, discrimination and hate. It is to these people that I wish to dedicate my recent awards and honours, in addition to everyone who has invited me along to speak or supported my work.