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In a changing world with increasingly complex scenarios businesses are challenged to adapt. A diverse workforce and open-minded managements are assets that will help to find innovative and creative solutions. These articles chart the progress and take a look at initiatives that put diversity at the centre of operations.

Mental health at work: the statistics

It’s there in black and white: work-related stress causes companies to lose out

Our top takeaway from Mental Health Awareness Week

Wellness Action Plans can help your employees get the most out of their jobs – and vice versa.

8 ways to lead workplace wellbeing

Mind’s top tips for managers to support the mental health of staff

7 signs you’ve created a truly inclusive workforce

Guest blog from Ellie Thompson at Diversity and Ability (D&A) It’s exciting, rewarding and relieving to see organisations waking up to the fact that diverse and inclusive workplaces truly are the future. But how can you know if you’ve fostered a diverse workforce where employees feel a genuine sense of inclusion and belonging? Inclusivity is…

5 minutes with: Danielle Coe, Founder & CEO of Black Women in Clinical Research

We caught up with Danielle Coe, Founder and CEO of Black Women in Clinical Research (BWICR), to find out more about the work that BWICR is doing to drive diversity in the clinical research industry. How did you get into the clinical research sector? I started my clinical research career as an intern at Atlanta…

7 companies that have made a strong start to driving D&I in 2021

As we all know, the events of 2020 proved to be a catalyst for increased conversation around diversity, inclusion and equity; new commitments being made by companies around the world; and promises to take real action in the year ahead. We hope that 2021 will therefore be a year full of positive change, as organisations…

5 minutes with: Jane Hatton, Founder & CEO at Evenbreak

We spoke to Jane Hatton, who founded not-for-profit specialist job board Evenbreak, to find out how the organisation has evolved over the last decade, the challenges that still exist for people with disabilities to enter the workplace, and the support available for inclusive employers and candidates with disabilities. Can you tell us a little about…

5 minutes with: Monsurat Hanson at Black Pharma

We caught up with Monsurat Hanson, Clinical Research Associate, to find out more about the challenges that exist for Black professionals in the pharmaceutical industry today, and why she and colleagues identified a need to set up the Black Pharma organisation. How did you get into the pharma industry? I’m currently a Clinical Research Associate…

Highlighting companies’ commitment to inclusion

This week is National Inclusion Week – a great opportunity to reflect on where we are now, where we need to be, and how we are going to get there. We also believe it is important to recognise the many companies – from start-ups to global corporates – who are taking steps in the right…

Refinitiv has announced 2020’s most diverse and inclusive organisations

Refinitiv has published its 2020 Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Index, which identifies the 100 publicly traded companies with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces, based on Refinitiv’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. In this year’s top 100, the US leads the way, with 20 organisations included in the list. This is followed by the UK…

5 key takeaways from Diverse Construction LIVE

On 8th July 2020, Diversity Network hosted Diverse Construction LIVE – an online conference featuring illuminating presentations and panel discussions from some of the industry’s leading voices on equality, diversity and inclusion. Many elements of D&I were discussed during the event, and if you missed it then you can access the sessions on-demand by entering…

Celebrating women in engineering

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) shines the spotlight on female engineers across the world, as well as acting as an important reminder that much more needs to be done in terms of recruitment and retention of women in the sector. There has been some fantastic content shared to mark the day, from companies sharing…

BBC commits to increasing diversity on TV with £100m investment

The BBC announced today that it plans to invest £100m of its TV budget into producing ‘diverse and inclusive content’ across all genres over a three-year period. This will apply from April 2021, with the BBC setting itself a target of 20 percent of off-screen talent coming from underrepresented groups. Programmes will need to meet…

What can we learn from companies leading in D&I?

Over the last few years, many companies have ramped up their commitment to D&I; implementing initiatives, setting targets, creating employee groups and hiring dedicated D&I personnel.  While a lot of progress has been made – there are frequent reports from companies that they have successfully increased the diversity of their workforce – this doesn’t always…

Women and minorities in the workplace: How much should we flex to blend in?

Reflections on the pathway to equality An article by Diversity Network’s CEO on International Women’s Day. At Diversity Network, the women among us are lucky enough to be able to give thanks for our education, freedom and liberty which has got us this far in our careers. Juggling families and trying to get the work-life…