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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network Chairs Masterclass

Mar 03
Date and time
Wed, 03 March  @  11:00  -  12:30
Free of charge to BITC members
Open to all BITC members
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Open to all BITC members
Free of charge to BITC members

Wed, 03 March 2021  @  11:00  –  12:30

This event is an opportunity for Black, Asian and ethnic minority network chairs and executive sponsors to come together to celebrate the successes of Black, Asian and ethnic minority employee networks and to discuss common issues and their possible solutions.

Employee networks play a key role in encouraging and supporting all employees to bring their whole selves to work. During the COVID-19 pandemic and last year’s renewed anti-racism movement, networks stepped up to new challenges faced by employees and played a crucial role in supporting the wellbeing and inclusion of their colleagues. Through their sense of community and meaningful dialogue, they provided a lifeline to both decision makers and the wider organisation.

About the webinar

This webinar will bring together leaders and chairs of networks that support Black, Asian and ethnic minority employees in the workplace. The webinar will celebrate best practice and showcase unpublished insights from the Race at Work Charter 2020 Survey report. Details of new resources and race campaign priorities in 2021 will also be shared.

In particular, Sandra Kerr CBE will focus on our upcoming mental health toolkits for Black, Asian and ethnic minority women. She will also share the campaign plans for the 2021 Race at Work survey including new questions on allyship and a renewed focus on terminology and ethnicity pay gap reporting.


  • 10:00: Campaign update and insights from 2020 Race at Work Survey – Sandra Kerr CBE
  • 10:10: Forward plan 2021-22, including planned events; women’s mental health at work toolkits; and the Race at Work Survey 2021 allyship questions and race terminology – Sandra Kerr CBE.
  • 10:20: Network chair spotlight
  • 10:30: Breakout discussion – how did your networks step up during the pandemic and anti-racism protests?
  • 10:40: Discussion and any other business
  • 11:00: Event close

Guest speakers

  • Bernadette Thompson, Deputy Director at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government


This event is open to Business in the Community (BITC) members who have opted for light touch race advisory support. The target audience will be Black, Asian and minority ethnic network chairs and executive sponsors. However, members of BITC and other campaigns can apply for a place if interested.

Race at Business in the Community

The Race at Work campaign was established by HRH the Prince of Wales in 1995 with the support of key business leaders who recognised the demographic shift in existing and future populations. It marked its 25th Anniversary last year. It brings together expertise from a network of private and public sector partners to offer tailored advice and share new insights to drive long-term change.

Find out more about BITC’s race agenda.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.

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