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We want to help everyone raise awareness of inclusion and diversity in the workplace. We are giving you the opportunity to make a pledge to building equity, claim a digital credential and share with your networks.

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Missed our event series about Inclusion & Diversity?

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Inclusion and diversity event 1: Ethnic minorities

Race inclusion - supporting black talent

Explore the importance of role models and allies in breaking down barriers at work for all ethnic groups.


  • Frank Douglas, CEO of Caerus Executive, City & Guilds Trustee, People Management D&I Power List 2020
  • Sophie Williams, anti-racism advocate and author of Anti-Racist Ally and Millennial Black
Inclusion and diversity event 2: ex-offenders

Marginalised groups - prison leavers

What can employers do to give people with criminal convictions fair chances to gain employment.


  • James Timpson OBE DL, Chief Executive of Timpson Group, Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute.
  • Surini Ranawake, Head of Employment Outcomes, New Futures Network
  • Claire Wood, Chief of Staff and Marketing Services Director, Central Business Services at Deloitte LLP
Inclusion and diversity event 3: neurodiversity

Developing neuro-inclusive workplaces

Learn how to attract, hire, adapt and develop neurodiverse talent in your organisation.


  • Professor Amanda Kirby, CEO of Do-IT Solutions
  • Helen Needham, Founder of Me.Decoded and Management Consultant, Data Practice at Capco
Inclusion and diversity event 4: LGBTQ+

Empowering LGBTQ+ people to succeed

What type of training do organisations need to ensure the retention and advancement of LGBTQ+ employees


  • Tanya Compas, Youth Worker, Campaigner and Founder of Exist Loudly
  • Dr Ann Limb CBE DL FRSA, Chair of The Scouts, Vice-Chair of the City and Guilds of London Institute, Number 1 Public Sector Executive OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2019 
  • Jason Sloan, Organisational Development Lead, GSK, INvolve Top 50 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model
Inclusion and diversity event 5: gender diversity

Gender Diversity - a women's panel

Exploring how training is driving women inclusion in male-dominated industries.


  • Sonya Byers, Chief Executive of Women in Transport
  • Alexandra Evreinoff, Managing Director of INvolve
  • Charly Young, CEO of The Girls’ Network
  • Carmen Watson, Managing Director at Pertemps

Everyone should be able to realise and fulfil their potential. As employers, it’s our responsibility to learn about the diversity of thought and experiences that exist in our communities and societies. It is also our job to create inclusive, safe, fair workplaces and to empower diverse talent to build with us the successful organisations we strive for.

Sally Eley

Foundation Director, City & Guilds Foundation

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