Roundtable: Increasing Diversity on Boards

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Linklaters LLP
1 Silk Street
London EC2Y 8HQ

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees are under-represented in senior management roles – one in 16 senior managers is from a BAME background compared to one in eight of the working age population. Additionally, only one in three employees say their organisation has a senior race champion. Recent government reviews have also reinforced the need for practical action by employers to close the senior leadership gap and improve BAME representation at senior levels. With one in four primary and secondary school pupils now coming from a BAME background, it’s vital that employers act now to ensure their organisations reflect the clients, customers and communities they serve at all levels by creating a diverse talent pipeline for the future.

To share best practice on how to address this issue, our race equality campaign is convening an interactive roundtable of non-executive directors to explore what actions employers have successfully taken and identify areas where additional support and guidance is needed. The roundtable will also cover the benefits of a diverse workforce at senior level, including reducing the risk of groupthink and increasing the visibility of diverse role models across the organisation. Speakers will include Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community.

To book your place or for more information please email Chelsie Riley: chelsie.riley@bitc.org.uk