Formerly known as BAME Recruitment

03 Jan 2020

Diversity Lens - Issue 7

Jan 3

Diversity Lens - Issue 7

Diversity Lens

Happy New Year and welcome to Diversity Lens, the 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

New Year, New Job!
At BAME Recruitment and Diversifying.io we strongly believe that people should feel valued, supported and included in their place of work. We work with and support businesses to improve their recruitment practices and change workplace cultures to become more inclusive and foster a sense of belonging for everyone. However, many companies aren't yet ready to start their journey of inclusion. If you're working for an organisation like this then it may be time for you to move somewhere where everyone's differences are appreciated!
We have a large number of exciting jobs across a wide range of sectors working for inclusive employers. So check out the opportunities listed on our websites below and start off your 2020 on the road to belonging!

 


Female Captain founds organisation to help inspire young girls in the aviation industry
Captain Kgomotso Phatsima from Botswana founded 'Dare to Dream' in order to combat the lack of diversity in the aviation industry. She describes the industry as "white and male" and aims to get more women into tech focused jobs, inspiring them to be fearless. Click on the photo below to see her video interview.

 
Diversity and Inclusion Insights
Ada Ventures launches with a £27 million fund aimed at super-charging diverse global founders
According to Atomico’s 2019 "State of European Tech" annual study, 92 in every 100 dollars invested in Europe goes to all-male teams, 83% founders are white, 82% are university educated, in the U.K. a quarter of investment committees saw no female founders in 2017 and 72% of VC funding is invested in London alone. This is a huge problem for the future of diversity in the European tech industry. London-based Ada Ventures, which launched in 2019, has now announced that it aims to address this problem with a new £27 million fund, designed as a “first-cheque” seed fund. The firm says it’s “on a mission to make venture capital truly accessible to the best talent in the U.K. and Europe, regardless of race, gender or background.” For more info click on the photo below.

 
Story of the Week

School children design app to transcribe lessons for deaf children
School children from Bishop's Stortford school have designed an app called 'Connect Hearo'. The app will use AI software to allow speech to text transcription for pupils with hearing loss. The app was designed as part of a competition for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to encourage children to be interested in tech platforms. The app will now be developed by AWS and be rolled out into schools. Click the photo below to see a video of the process.

 
Featured Video

Overcoming diversity fatigue - Teresa Boughey
Teresa Boughey, CEO & Founder of Jungle HR Ltd and Jungle Diversity gives an insightful TEDx talk on overcoming diversity fatigue. Teresa says that leaders become tired of promoting initiatives that fail to gain traction, and resentment builds amongst managers and employees. This talk aims to share 5 key steps for helping leaders to overcome and move beyond diversity fatigue and create an inclusive workplace culture and how leadership actions can make the workplace better for its people. Click on the video below.
Teresa Boughey's TEDx Talk on overcoming diversity fatigue
 

Inspirational Person of the Week

Rob Stephenson
Rob is a mental health influencer, campaigner and public speaker regarding creating mentally healthier workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally. Rob is the founder of Inside-Out.org, a social enterprise with a mission of smashing the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental ill-health. This is done by virtue of a published annual list – The InsideOut LeaderBoard.
InsideOut also takes these role models into businesses for panel events as part of an initiative called the InsideOut WaveMakers which has the aim of inspiring other senior leaders to open up about their own challenges and get behind the mental health agenda. The InsideOut Photography Exhibition is a visual representation of some of the role models displaying their portrait alongside details of their stories and aspects of impact of their openness. This is available for display in workplaces to stimulate further conversation about mental health and the role of our leaders in this agenda.
Rob is also passionate about stimulating investment into the preventative mental wellbeing space and is Chief Catalyst at BetterSpace, a mental wellbeing solution marketplace. In this role, Rob is responsible for gathering the participants in the Big Wellbeing Data Project, a mass collaboration designed to calculate the ROI on preventative solutions.
For more info about Rob and the fantastic work being carried out by Inside Out click on the photo below.

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