71% of respondents, from the Race Equality Matters community, believe their senior leaders and managers are NOT comfortable talking about race.
Senior leaders and middle managers play a crucial role in tackling race inequality in the workplace. Not only do they influence recruitment and progression, but they also influence the culture within their teams and have a significant impact on enabling or breaking down the barriers to inequality.
The lack of their buy-in and engagement is one of the key challenges our network and community are struggling to overcome.
If we are going to move organisations, leaders and managers from words to meaningful action and create diverse and inclusive workplaces, we need to engage them so, how do you do it?
– Heard about impactful solutions.
– Shared and explored ideas with like-minded members of the Race Equality Matters community.
– Heard from some organisations that are doing things differently and achieving different results.
– Raj Tulsiani – Co-Founder | Race Equality Matters and Co-Founder & CEO | Green Park
– Jo Heath – Partner – Diversity, Inclusion, Culture & Ethics Practice | Green Park
– Jackie Anyango – Customers & Markets EDI Lead | Skanska
– Harvey Francis – Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer | Skanska
– Natalie Rose – Corporate HSE Advisor | HS2
– Rubi Sarang – Project Manager – Rolling Stock | HS2
– Loraine Martins OBE – Director of Diversity and Inclusion | Network Rail