Event Summary

The landmark McGregor-Smith Review outlined the business and moral case for developing Black and Minority Ethnic talent in the workplace.  The first Parker Review Report set out recommendations and key targets to increase the ethnic diversity of UK boards.  Six years on, what progress has been made across the employer landscape?

The UK has seen a significant shift in the number of organisations voluntarily capturing ethnicity pay gap data and appointing executive sponsors on race. Data also suggests Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse staff are reporting higher levels of inclusion at work.*

However, challenges still remain around increasing access to career development and stretch opportunities. This has led to difficulties in mobilising multi-ethnic talent at the top tables across public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

Now is the time to re-think your organisation’s recruitment strategies, re-examine career progression and re-imagine how we hold each other and ourselves to account for racial equality at work.

Hear about this and much more at our one-day Racial Equality in Leadership Conference. Join  us for a networking lunch to meet colleagues and hear about their journeys.

Choose to attend in-person or online. 

 *BITC 2021 Race at Work 2021 Scorecard Report

Key Points

  • Overcoming current common barriers to achieving racial equality at a leadership level
  • Capturing data to better understand disparities in recruitment, progression and pay gaps
  • Delivering tangible progress on racial equality through data-led approaches to EDI
  • Increasing diverse representation at leadership level through inclusive recruitment
  • Creating governance structures that holds all staff and leaders to account for racial equality
  • Increasing the profile of racial equality in organisations through transformational leadership
  • Driving diverse representation at leadership level through action on career progression
  • Building talent pipelines of multi-ethnic talent: mentorship and sponsorship.

Additional event

A half-day workshop, Progressing Multi-Ethnic Women in the Workplace, will take place in the afternoon. Attendance at both events is encouraged. Receive a 20% discount when you book both events. The discount will be applied automatically when you book online.