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

Victoria Terrace - The Grand - Brighton
Social Sciences
Monday 23rd September 2019 (10:00-11:00)
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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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  • 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

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