Inclusive Leadership: wellbeing and ethnic minority women
AudienceOpen to BITC members and non-members, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers and CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers
Wed, 09 June 2021 @ 10:30 – 12:00
This webinar will support managers and workplace leaders to address the unique mental health and wellbeing challenges faced by black, Asian and ethnic minority women at work.
Black, Asian and mixed race women experience higher rates of common mental health disorders than white women1. This webinar will provide attendees with practical tools and insights to foster improved mental wellbeing. Those attending will take away practical tools that are essential for inclusive workplace leaders and managers.
About Inclusive Leadership: wellbeing and ethnic minority women
The webinar will feature insights from Tamikah Andrew-Thomas, Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and Delrose Bowes, Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. They are two certified black counsellors with 28 years of combined experience in responding to mental health challenges caused by a lack of racial inclusion and belonging. They will take an intersectional approach to mental health, examining the ways in which risk factors are compounded by ethnicity and gender.
Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community (BITC), will provide insights into the unique mental health challenges faced by ethnic minority women, particularly in light of growing inequities fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. She will expand upon the insights featured in BITC’s upcoming toolkit on black, Asian and ethnic minority women’s mental health and the existing Black, Asian and minority ethnic women, mental health and COVID-19 factsheet. This will be supplemented with research findings from BITC’s Race at Work: Black Voices and Race at Work Charter 2020 Survey reports.
About Business in the Community’s Race Equality campaign
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 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.
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.
There are two key actions leaders can take today to amplify your commitment to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace.
- Sign the Race at Work Charter
- Capture and publish ethnicity pay gap data
This event is open to BITC members and Race at Work Charter signatories. There will also be a limited number of spaces available for non-members.
The event is suitable for anyone who is interested in inclusive leadership and mental health, including HR managers, black, Asian and minority ethnic network chairs and responsible business practitioners.
Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Florence Hughes, Events Manager 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.
- Cabinet Office (2020) Common mental disorders, available at https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.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/