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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11th August, 2017

Is media land ready for diversity?

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 also advised many leading brands on how to ensure they […]

  • 3rd August, 2017

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

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 once worked on a project in Asia to identify solutions […]