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  • 27th November, 2018

How to plan diversity & inclusion programmes in large organisations

To what extent can large global businesses operating across culturally diverse regions design a single global plan to increase diversity and inclusion? Global Diversity Practice consultant Kamaljit Poonia, a specialist in diversity and inclusion for over 15 years and previously an advisor to the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Cabinet Office, outlines some [...]
  • 20th November, 2018

GDP brings Virtual Reality Diversity & Inclusion eLearning Platforms to UK through FWI Partnership

The Global Diversity Practice (GDP) and US-based FutureWork Institute (FWI) have agreed a transatlantic partnership that means UK businesses will now be able to access its suite of five virtual e-learning platforms. The partnership will see the two organisations combining their global consulting reach to over 100 consultants on five continents in order to provide […]

  • 18th July, 2018

How can research benefit diversity and inclusion initiatives?

Research is often the first step in an organisation’s journey to cultural transformation. Global players especially want to harness the power of new d&i initiatives and research is essential in ensuring they are adapted to different geographies and organisational challenges. The question is: how? GDP Head of Consultancy Theresa Stearn specialises in the creation of […]

  • 5th July, 2018

Inclusion in the age of the glass box brand

The truth is, all businesses, irrespective of their age, sector and employee make up struggle with diversity and inclusion, and need help on their journey to ensure that the behaviours, biases and cultures that result in exclusions, discriminations and ‘we think’ are eliminated. It is easy to get exasperated by the fact that industries led […]

  • 18th June, 2018

Everyone is a leader

There isn’t yet a Wikipedia page for inclusive leadership, though the presence of ad words in a browser search tells us that this is now very mainstream. Concepts around inclusive leadership are widespread. Arguably, they are becoming commoditised, repeatable. Commonplace. The Wikipedia page is therefore really only a matter of time. This was very much […]

  • 13th June, 2018

Artificial inclusion: why tech needs to get D&I right

Over the past six months, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at two diversity in technology conferences, both of which were attended by several giants of the tech world (Microsoft, Google, Uber etc.) as well as start-ups and SMEs looking to benefit from the sharing of best practice. In both events I observed a clear […]

  • 19th March, 2018

Gender pay gap – or gender pain gain?

How publishing gender pay gap data could be the best thing for your business. A few months ago I wrote an article for CEO Today on whether it is the law to be diverse and inclusive. I said the answer is ‘yes’ and increasingly so. Gender pay gap reporting is the current example of how […]

  • 6th March, 2018

What does it take to be an Agent of Change?

Being shortlisted for the Northern Power Women Agent of Change Award 2018 is an immense honour for GDP’s CEO, Farrah Qureshi. But what exactly does it take to be an agent of change? And what does it mean for businesses looking for advice on how to be more diverse and inclusive?     Personal commitment […]

  • 13th December, 2017

Leaders need to say “not on my watch” to sexual harassment

The revelations of sexual harassment in the celebrity workplace as well as at the highest levels of government and public institutions have brought this very important aspect of discrimination and inclusion centre stage. And not before time. This is an issue that is now high on the agenda for many corporates, and many companies GDP […]