Ethnic Minority Representation at Senior Leadership Level
AudienceDiversity and inclusion practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers and BITC members with a race partnership
Wed, 21 April 2021 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This peer learning forum aims to examine what UK companies can do to address barriers to senior positions for black, Asian and ethnic minority employees and take action to change the landscape.
About the peer learning forum
This peer learning forum will discuss the three main barriers to black, Asian and ethnic minority people accessing leadership roles. These are:
- a lack of opportunities
- the absence of role models.
The event is open to all organisations who work with Business in the Community (BITC) on race. It is particuarly suitable for diversity and inclusion managers/practitioners and HR/People Management managers/practitioners.
There is currently an underrepresentation of black, Asian and ethnic minority leaders in the UK. In 2015, 1 in 8 of the working age population were from a black, Asian and ethnic minority background, yet black, Asian and ethnic minority individuals make up only 10% of the workforce and hold only 6% of top management positions.¹
Action by employers could boost the UK economy by £24 billion annually2. Businesses with ethnically diverse senior teams financially outperform competitors by 36%3. However, these potential gains are being stifled by the unequal barriers faced by ethnic minorities in the workplace. BITC is committed to empowering employers to tap into this economic potential by accelerating change for black, Asian and ethnic minority employees.
Race at Business in the Community
After 25 years of campaigning for Race Equality in the UK, BITC believes every employer must prioritise action on race.
About peer learning forums
BITC’s peer learning forums provide a confidential environment to discuss common issues, good practice and solutions. There will be an emphasis on discussion and sharing experiences.
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.
The First Step in Creating Data Driven Diversity Strategies
A comprehensive guide to the relatively new collection and analysis of workforce data. Read more and then go to the GLA website to download.
Race at Work Charter 2020 Survey report
Key findings from the 2020 survey including case studies outlining the lived experiences of many of the participating organisations.
- Business in the Community (2015) Race at Work report. Available at bitc.org.uk.
- McGregor-Smith (2017) Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review, available at https://www.gov.uk/
- McKinsey & Co, (2020) Diversity wins: How inclusion matters, available at https://www.mckinsey.com/