12 October 2020
Source: Fast Company
If tech is the future of work, the authors maintain, it needs to work for everyone. We’re at a critical inflection point. There’s an economic crisis that’s only projected to get worse, combined with a national awakening to systemic racism, where the systems that perpetuate racial inequities are being examined and reimagined. As they stand in the spotlight, private and public sector leaders must step up, acknowledge the drivers—the policies and practices that are fomenting inequity—and lead the change that is long overdue, in the tech sector and beyond.
21 July 2020
Source: King's College London, by Erica Aworo
Representation is fundamental to democracy and so political institutions should represent all women and guarantee their political rights. Substantive representation, which refers to the tendency of elected MPs to advocate on behalf of certain groups, is thus crucial in being able to get ideas and interests which may otherwise be overlooked onto the political agenda. Having more black women in politics could help in changing the tone and nature of debates in the House of Commons, in addition to potentially highlighting more areas which disproportionately affect black women and their families.
25 June 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
We’re having hard conversations about racial justice in corporate America and academia right now. We have seen a flurry of company statements about diversity amid nationwide protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Will these conversations yield anything?
18 June 2020
The EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists supported by Yahoo Finance showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and working hard to smash the ceiling for ethnic minorities in the UK, Ireland, Europe, and people of color in the United States and Canada. The 2020 Ethnic Minority Role Model lists consist of 3 lists, including Top 20 Advocates, 100 Ethnic Minority Executives, and 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders.
19 May 2020
Source: McKinsey & Company
COVID-19 is confronting companies around the world with a daunting degree of disruption. In the immediate term, some face devastating losses of revenue, dislocations to operations and supply chains, and challenges to liquidity and solvency. Others are coping with enormous unexpected spikes in demand. In the medium term, we can expect material and lasting shifts in customer markets, regulatory environments, and workforce deployments. Leaders and managers will need a great deal of resolve and resilience as they seek to navigate an economically and socially viable path toward a “next normal.”
5 February 2020
We are pleased once again to be the principal sponsor to the Parker Review report, examining the progress that has been made on increasing ethnic minority representation on Boards since the first Review was published in 2017. While there has been some movement in reaching the targets and recommendations set in the 2017 report, overall progress among FTSE companies has not been as expected.
15 January 2020
“Diverse and inclusive cultures are providing companies with a competitive edge over their peers.” This quote summarizes conclusions from The Wall Street Journal’s first corporate ranking that examined diversity and inclusion among S&P 500 companies. The Journal’s researchers’ work joins an ever-growing list of studies by economists, demographers, and research firms confirming that socially diverse groups are more innovative and productive than homogeneous groups.
4 December 2019
Source: The Guardian
Britain’s largest companies are failing to improve the ethnic diversity of their boardrooms, according to a study that found the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic executives fell over the past year.
29 August 2019
Source: Harvard Business Review
Last fall, we began a conversation on an episode of HBR’s “Women at Work” podcast about an important, though difficult, topic: how to forge deep and meaningful relationships at work between women of varying races or ethnicities, with the goal of collective advancement in the workplace. This idea of shared sisterhood “allows us to share struggles together, realize that we’re not alone, that the pain we’re going through is something bigger than us,” said one of us (Dr. Tina Opie).
8 March 2019
Source: Financial Times
In the first of a series of three short films making the case for a more inclusive workforce, June Sarpong, author of Diversify, gathers insights from high level decision-makers on how the workplace can work better for women. June analyses the anecdotes and the data with the FT's Pilita Clark and Alan Smith.
2 March 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review by Dorie Clark
We all know developing a personal brand is valuable, since a strong reputation can put you on the radar for exciting career opportunities. When your true talents are understood, it’s far more likely you’ll be tapped for relevant and interesting assignments — and it helps you stand out in a field of competitors.