Today (21 May) is International Diversity Day. We see this as an opportunity to acknowledge the various types of diversity; the organisations that have been making great strides in D&I; and the extensive progress that still needs to be made worldwide to create true parity.
At Diversity Network, we are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion, and creating a better workplace for all.
Through our work, we aim to shine a light on the most exciting changes in business towards parity through a valuable mix of case studies, online events, debates, interviews and insights from industry professionals on the front line of change.
We are looking forward to bringing you our first online events in July, where we will bring together companies leading the way in D&I, D&I/HR directors looking to develop their strategies, and ambitious professionals working across the water, construction, and energy sectors.
In the meantime, take a look at our most-read articles on some of the key topics in the world of D&I right now.
· Unconscious bias – who is responsible? It is something we all have, and it’s vital to be aware and to take steps to overcome it in order to avoid a negative impact on D&I in the workplace.
· Women and minorities in the workplace – the workplace is still not very good at flexing to accommodate new players, or embracing difference. How much should we flex to fit in?
· Virtual meetings during the pandemic – are yours falling victim to unintentional bias? Here are the things to look out for and how you can mitigate bias.
You can also read about D&I initiatives and progress at global companies such as Google, Facebook and Intel in our news section.
International Diversity Day started in 2001, sanctioned by the United Nations for the promotion of diversity issues. This year it comes at an important time, when the world is facing the challenges brought about by Covid-19. It is a reminder that D&I is still a topic that needs to be discussed, promoted and prioritised.
Diversity Network will continue our work to ensure the conversation continues, not just today on International Diversity Day, but continuously as we move forward in these extraordinary times.