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  • 20th September, 2017

Why Unconscious Bias? Upcoming workshop at MSDUK

Most of us believe that we are unbiased.  We believe that we always make valid and carefully considered decisions that benefit all, don’t have prejudice opinions and that we remain ethical in all our actions. However, even the most open-minded person has unconscious bias and is affected by social factors such as their upbringing, background and […]

Opinion
  • 11th August, 2017

Is it the law to be diverse and inclusive as a business owner?

In June 2017, 175 CEOs in the US joined forces in a new alliance: CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. Featuring many of the world’s largest organisations – and businesses such as Walmart, that I have personally worked with – this new alliance is the largest statement to date that global business is now serious […]

Opinion
  • 11th August, 2017

Is media land ready for diversity?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ custom_padding=”30px|0px|30px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Creative and advertising businesses are turning to diversity and inclusion as the next step in their business journey. Some companies are already planning change. At GDP, we have recently had an interest in D&I workshops and seminars from advertising, media, and publishing groups. We have […]

Opinion
  • 3rd August, 2017

Why do inclusive leaders know their employees’ hobbies and interests?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ custom_padding=”30px|0px|30px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Inclusive work cultures engage the whole employee to get the most of their potential contribution. Time and again, organisations see that the best business solutions come from diverse teams working effectively together. But true diversity means engaging the whole person, not just a part. I […]

Opinion
  • 3rd August, 2017

What should the BBC do next?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ custom_padding=”30px|0px|30px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] The shocking and fascinating revelation of the astronomical salaries commanded by some of the BBC’s ‘top talent’, as well as the predominance of white and male presenters among the top 20 earners has perhaps eclipsed the reality that in barely six months, companies across the […]

Opinion
  • 27th February, 2017

Diversity & Inclusion: Why bother?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ custom_padding=”30px|0px|30px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] The five most common “yes, but…” barriers to making organisations more inclusive: #1. Why bother? What difference will it make? We all want to get the best out of our people. Doing so means embracing the differences that individuals bring to the workforce. It means enabling […]

Announcements
  • 17th February, 2015

Minority Supplier Networks

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ custom_padding=”30px|0px|30px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″ custom_padding=”27px|0px|27px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] This year, GDP became officially certified as a women owned business by WEConnect Europe, and a minority owned business by MSDUK. Whilst there is no legal requirement for private businesses to diversify their supply base, public sector organisations have to meet statutory equality duties, […]

Announcements
  • 16th February, 2015

Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ custom_padding=”30px|0px|30px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Global Diversity Practice are pleased to announce that Farrah Qureshi has formally been invited to serve as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World. The prestigious invitation-only panel is comprised of the foremost diversity and inclusion […]