Making diversity everyone's business - Labour Party Conference fringe event
- Victoria Terrace - The Grand - Brighton
- Social Sciences
Black and ethnic minority businesses make important contributions to the UK economy, contributing an estimated £25-32 billion per year and helping to regenerate declining sectors and places. These businesses act as catalysts for multinational trading links and help to integrate new migrants. A lack of supportive diversity policy and practice is hindering economic and social inclusion.
A major report on leadership diversity in the West Midlands led by the University of Birmingham has identified a number of recommendations to address the leadership diversity gap within businesses. As a result diversity strategy, operations and workplace practices have improved at both a local and national scale.
To address the urgent need for change, this panel will discuss how we can drive diversity and inclusion in business and shape diversity policy to make a real difference.
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- Chair: Professor Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, University of Birmingham
- Naz Shah MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
- Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR
- Nan Sloane, Author of The Women In the Room: Labour’s Forgotten History
- Salma Yaqoob, Political activist, commentator and broadcaster