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Race Champions Forum
Tue, 06 February @ 10:00 – 11:30
This event is open to Race Champions.
About this event
This Champion Forum will preview a draft employees survey with YouGov and inform questions linked to workplace, leadership and supplier diversity and inclusive procurement. You will hear from organisations demonstrating best practice.
This is an exciting phase of Business in the Community’s (BITC) race campaign’s work, and we are keen to sense check this direction with our champion supporters. We will preview the Race Campaign’s strategic forward plan for 2024/2025.
With BITC Director for Race, Sandra Kerr CBE, this event will:
- Preview upcoming projects
- Provide feedback on strategic leadership and direction from the BITC Leadership Team
- Provide an exclusive preview of the Race Campaign’s forward plan, where Champions will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the campaign.
Business in the Community’s work on race equality
- Business in the Community (BITC) is working to ensure all employees feel they belong, have a voice, are valued and can be their true selves.
- For more than 25 years, BITC has been campaigning and helping organisations to ensure Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse employees are represented at all levels.
- All organisations want to recruit from the widest talent pool and help successful applicants progress. It is key to future productivity and performance. Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse staff still encounter significant disparities in recruitment, employment and progression*. The government-sponsored Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review found that greater progress and positive outcomes are needed to ensure all organisations benefit from the wealth of diverse talent. The findings and the evidence from the Race at Work surveys led BITC to create the Race at Work Charter, with signatory organisations committed to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace.
Booking, contact details and further information
- Contact Jessica Hart, Events Coordinator, Business in the Community
- Joining instructions will be sent before the event.
About Business in the Community
Business in the Community is the largest and longest-established movement dedicated to responsible business in the UK, formed in 1982 and with HM The King as our Royal Founding Patron. Together with our network of businesses we are leading the UK to create a fair and sustainable world in which to live and work.
*Business in the Community (2021) Race at Work 2021 Scorecard Report