Focus on leadership

We are focussing on leadership and its vital role in creating diverse and inclusive organisations.

We will examine how societal and structural racism continues to impact on BAME employee progression. We will also focus on the business case for inclusion and focus on the role of leadership in breaking down the barriers that currently exist.

The resources are designed to provide an insight into the issues that BAME employees face but will also provide some tangible solutions that can be readily employed to overcome them.

Top tips to become a visible leader on ethnicity

The role of an executive sponsor for race in an organisation is key. Despite this, the Race at Work 2018 Scorecard One Year on Report demonstrated that only 33% of employees said there was an executive sponsor for equality, diversity and fairness at the top of their organisation.

Read the 'race at work charter executive sponsor: top tips to become a visible leader on ethnicity' document to learn how to become a visible leader on ethnicity.

The importance of diversity in leadership:

June Sarpong Diversity through leadership:

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