Westminster Insight’s Race in the Workplace Forum
- (Chair) Omar Khan, Director, Runnymede Trust
- Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community
- Emma Codd, Partner and Global Special Advisor for Inclusion, Deloitte LLP
- Police Sergeant Tola Munro, President, National Black Police Association (NBPA)
- Payal Vasudeva, Human Capital Partner, Deloitte
- Jiten Patel, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace
- Sarah Gregory, Diversity and Inclusion Partner, Baker McKenzie
- Katy Bennett, Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Director, PWC
- Lucinda Wakefield, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA, BNY Mellon
- Yvonne Thompson CBE, Member, Parker Review
- Paulette Mastin, Counsel, Linklaters LLP, and Chair, Black Solicitors Network
- Julie Foley, Director of Strategy and National Adaptation and RACE Executive Champion, Environment Agency
provides delegates with a vital update on progress being made towards the Parker Review objectives, McGregor Smith’s recommendations, Ethnicity Pay Reporting and the Race at Work Charter.
The Parker Review put a call to action to improve the ethnic and cultural diversity of UK Boards,
whilst McGregor Smith urged businesses to unlock the talent pipeline
and foster more inclusive workplaces.
Significant progress is already being made with many companies committing to the Race at Work Charter
and The Government consulting to introduce ethnicity pay reporting,
with the Resolution Foundation estimating that BAME workers currently face a £3.2bn annual pay penalty.
This forum explores how significant culture change needs to come in the very early stages to ensure BAME can progress from entry-level to senior management positions. With a focus on improving careers advice
and recruitment practices
to investment in mentoring, training and development
to support progression and promotions.
Join our expert panellists showcasing innovative ways to ensure workplaces
that support diversity and help retain talent,
by addressing bullying, tackling inequality
and providing an inclusive environment.
It is clear this is a long-term challenge and more work needs to be done for organisations to better reflect their employee base and the communities they serve.