Formerly known as BAME Recruitment

22 Nov 2020

Diversity Lens - Issue 2

Nov 22

Diversity Lens - Issue 2

Diversity Lens

Welcome to Diversity Lens, the first ever newsletter from BAME Recruitment and Diversifying.io! We’re excited to be bringing you all the latest news and opinions about recruitment and the world of diversity and inclusion. We’ll also keep you up to date with what our teams have been doing and what’s coming up. Thank you for joining us on our journey. If you have any comments/content suggestions, or would like to contribute to Diversity Lens, please email info@diversifying.io.

 
Latest News
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Monday 25th November
The 2019 theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is ‘Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape’. Like in previous years, this year's International Day will mark the launch of 16 days of activism that will conclude on 10 December 2019, which is International Human Rights Day. For more info and how you can join the campaign, click here












Royal College of Psychiatrists wins Diversity AwardThe Royal College of Psychiatrists has been awarded Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards, recognised for "outstanding work in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion". Paul Rees, CEO of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: "This award is an honour for the College and recognises the tireless work we have done to improve inclusion and diversity right across the College and to embed our College values in everything we do.". The college have nearly trebled the amount of fellowships given to ethnic minority psychiatrists, and their membership is now 36% BAME and 45% female. For more info click the picture below. 
 
Diversity and Inclusion Insights
Women in the Workplace 2019 - McKinsey & Company Review
This year marks the fifth year of McKinsey & Co’s research on women in the workplace. In the last five years, they’ve seen more women rise to the top levels of companies. An increasing number of companies are seeing the value of having more women in leadership, and they’re proving that they can make progress on gender diversity. This is an important step in the right direction. However, women continue to be underrepresented at every level. For more info click on the photo below. 
 
Story of the Week

Colleagues practise new employees name before arriving
This week we are loving this tweet from Sravya, who started a new job and her colleagues already prepared and practised her name. Hence upon arriving she did not hear the usual "Can I call you something else?". This kind of effort to include someone really sets the standard in understanding how to create an environment that supports a sense of belonging.
 
Featured Video

What is belonging in the workplace?
Here at BAME Recruitment we champion diversity, inclusion and belonging. But what is ‘belonging’? We asked some of our team to explain what belonging in the workplace means to them…
Some of BAME Recruitment team discuss what 'belonging' in the workplace means to them.
 

Inspirational Person of the Week

Cephas Williams

Founder, Drummer Boy Studios & 56 Black Men

Cephas Williams is the Founder of Drummer Boy Studios and 56 Black Men, he previously studied Architecture and has been doing business for around 10 years.

Since he launched the 56 Black Men campaign on 24th December 2018 it has taken off and has since been featured by The Guardian, Channel 5, Sky News, BBC, Metro, Al Jazeera amongst others. Cephas believes everyone should have a fair chance to change their narrative and so for Drummer Boy Studios in 2017, Cephas set out to merge his passion for architecture and his passion for the community in a bid to create physical spaces that cater to those who often suffer the brunt of gentrification. The studio runs as a creative hub conducive for growth innovation and collaboration for people interested in the creative sector including Music, Film, Media, Enterprise, Fashion, and Gaming. Check out 56 Black Men’s website via the picture below.

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