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  • 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 […]

  • 8th November, 2017

How does a global company ensure diversity and inclusion?

Operating in 170 countries with 380,000 employees, IBM recently won the 2017 ENEI award for global diversity sponsored by GDP. We caught up with Deborah Richards, IBM’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader UK & Ireland, and this is what she told us about how the company’s culture and policies drive inclusion. It is part of our […]

  • 2nd October, 2017

Global Expert in Diversity & Inclusion Shortlisted for Lifetime Achievement Award

In recognition of her contribution to supporting businesses in becoming more diverse and inclusive, Global Diversity Practice founder and CEO Farrah Qureshi has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award. Due to be announced on November 30th, the Excellence in Diversity Awards celebrate individuals who go above and beyond the call of […]

  • 27th September, 2017

Did Apple’s Tim Cook change the CEO agenda for good?

Four weeks ago, Tim Cook sent an email to his employees explaining why he disagreed with President Trump’s statements following violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. He wrote: “What occurred in Charlottesville has no place in our country. Hate is a cancer and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path. It’s scars last generations.” At […]

  • 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 […]