Making diversity everyone's business - Labour Party Conference fringe event

Location
The Grand Brighton Hotel
Category
Social Sciences
Dates
Monday 23rd September 2019 (10:00-11:30)
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Contact

For further details contact publicaffairs@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

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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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Speakers

  • Chair: Professor Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, University of Birmingham
  • Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP (invited)
  • Laura Pidcock MP, Shadow Minister for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department (invited)
  • Nan Sloane, Jo Cox Leadership Programme (confirmed)
  • Sacha Romanovitch, Inclusive Economy Partnership (invited)