Race at Work Charter: Two Year Anniversary
AudienceOpen to BITC members and non-members
Tue, 27 October 2020 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Join Business in the Community (BITC) to mark the two-year anniversary of the launch of the Race at Work Charter.
The Race at Work Charter was established in October 2018 by BITC in partnership with the government to improve outcomes for black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) employees in the UK. It consists of five principles to ensure organisations address the barriers to ethnic minority recruitment and progression.
At this event you will hear about the Race at Work Charter survey employer trends for 2020 and how these compare to 2019. There will be an opportunity to talk to Charter signatories and senior leaders from BITC partner organisations. We will discuss the challenges BAME employees still face and how employers are taking action to create inclusive workplaces where there are no barriers to black, Asian and ethnic minority recruitment and progression.
Speakers will include:
- Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Chair to the Office for Tackling Injustices and author of Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review
- Richard Iferenta, Partner and Vice-Chair, KPMG, and Chair of the BITC Race Leadership Team
- Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community.
- Naeema Choudry, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
- Tosin Akinluyi, Research, Morgan Stanley
About the Race at Work Charter signatories
The Charter signatories which include public, private and charitable sector organisations, have already increased from 85 in 2018 to more than 470 signatories at present. In June, following the brutal killing of George Floyd, and the anti-racism protests around the world, we saw a record number of employers sign the Charter.
Contact details and further information
This event is open to BITC members with a limited number of spaces for non members.
For further information about the Race at Work Charter – Two Year Anniversary event 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. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.
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