Embracing Diversity & Inclusion in Business - online event hosted by Sheffield City Region Chambers
Tips to help business focus on how bias, if left unchecked, may impair your decision making process.
In these challenging times, we are seeing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people and have witnessed anti-racism protests around the globe.
As business leaders we have a responsibility to make Diversity & Inclusion business as usual, raising our consciousness of issues that affect our people, customers and communities, becoming less hesitant and more confident on issues that embrace agenda’s around Race, Disability, Age, LGBTQ & Gender.
This is not just the right thing for businesses to do, it's the smart thing – research shows that businesses that promote a diverse and inclusive workplace are more productive and more profitable.
Join the second event in this series for a conversation with Sonia Tate MBE DWP Race Equality Lead. This event is of general interest to everyone but is particularly relevant to those in your organisation who lead on D&I or have a role in recruitment.
Sonia will facilitate a discussion that will help you focus on how our bias if left unchecked, may impair your decision making process. Join other business representatives in a debate where we hope to share thoughts and feelings that will support you in finding ways to navigate bias so you can create a working environment that truly is inclusive.
Sonia Tate MBE, Race Equality Lead for the Department For Work and Pensions - Sonia has over thirty years of experience in the Civil Service and currently leads on issues of Race Equality for the Department for Work and Pensions. Her role sees her provide advice across the breadth of the UK’s largest government body, and beyond, into the wider communities that DWP serves. In 2015, Sonia was awarded an MBE to recognise the achievements of her outreach work with gangs, and affiliates in Southwark.
This interactive discussion is hosted by Sheffield City Region Chambers in partnership with Business in the Community, the Department for Work and Pensions and Sheffield Business Together.