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2024 Role Models for Inclusion Index Launch

Gathering in the company of such an inspirational group of people at one of WiHTL & Diversity in Retail’s favourite annual get-togethers is an absolute privilege — and this year was no exception!

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Mental Health Awareness Week

The aim this year is to promote greater understanding of mental health conditions, reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, and signposting support for those who need it

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Making the workplace inclusive for autistic employees

How can organisations make their working environment more inclusive for those who are autistic and neurodivergent

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A tribute to the latest EFL graduates

Celebrating the fifth cohort of our Ethnic Future Leaders programme.

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The importance of Lesbian Visibility Week

In this guest blog, Polly Shute, Co-founder of OUTspoken Speakers, explores the importance of this week and beyond.

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What are ENGs?

Dive into our latest blog where we explore what they are and share the links to our upcoming webinar series.

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Kicking off the latest GWLP cohort

Kicking off the 6th cohort of our Global Women Leaders Programme in partnership with SSP Group.

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A tribute to the latest ESL graduates

Celebrating the third cohort graduation at Wickes.

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The 2024 Women to Watch Index Launch Event

A highlight in the WiHTL & DiR calendar is the launch of the annual Women to Watch Index and this year is no exception.

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What is Women's History Month?

March marks the celebration of Women's History Month, but what is it and how do people celebrate?

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The FTSE Women Leaders Review 2024

The FTSE Women Leaders Review, supported by the UK government, sets ambitious goals for women representation on FTSE 350 boards. Check out our highlights of the 2024 Review.

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Our UKWLP Kick-Off

In the picturesque setting of Heythrop Park Hotel in Chipping Norton, we welcomed the first cohort of the UK Women Leaders Programme, supported by Bourne Leisure.

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Beyond the numbers

We're excited to announce the launch of a groundbreaking study exploring the career paths of Finance professionals in the Hospitality, Travel, Leisure, and Retail sectors.

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Interview with Kevin John
Stagecoach

Read the interview with Kevin where we talk about his time on our Ethnic Future Leaders Programme and about his current learnings from being a part of our Ethnic Senior Leaders programme.

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Celebrating the latest cohort of our Women-NED programme

Celebrating the fantastic graduates of our 2nd cohort of the Women-NED Programme 

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Reverse mentoring in action

Explore deeper insights in our newest article featuring perspectives from both mentors and mentees within our vibrant Collaboration Community

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Race Equality Week

Find out what the week is, the theme for this year and more.  

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Working Women Research

We're conducting the largest ever piece of research into women's careers for Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail

 
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Financial Inclusion

What is it and what are the benefits to individuals and organisations.

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Equal Parental Leave

What is it, what are the benefits, plus real life examples from our Collaboration Community. 

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Meet our Advisory Board Member: Jyoti Tailor

We sat down with Jyoti Tailor for insights about the ESL and her Board role.

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Meet our Advisory Board Member: Hamza Durrani

We sat down with Hamza Durrani for insights about the EFL and his Board role.

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Ethnicity Pay Gap Day

Now in its 4th year , what is Ethnicity Pay Gap Day about and how did it start? Find out more in our latest blog.

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2024 EDI Calendar

From religious celebrations to awareness days, this is a great tool to help plan your EDI activity throughout the year.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on the 3rd December, is a day dedicated to promoting the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of both visibly and non-visibly disabled people.

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Accelerating the Pace of Change 

A Collaboration Community can play an important role in enabling companies to accelerate the pace of change on their Diversity and Inclusion journeys.

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Men as Allies

Men have it within their power to help female colleagues retain and advance their professional status.

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What is Transgender Awareness Week?

Explore what is it, why it's important and how to be an active ally.

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What is Black History Month?

Explore the history, significance, and themes of Black History Month.

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Introducing Our CFO Board

We have launched a new Board

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Fireside chat with Kari Daniels

Meet Kari Daniels, the CEO of SSP UK & Ireland.

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Fireside chat with Helen Charlesworth

Meet Helen Charlesworth, the Managing Director of Stonegate Pubs.

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Age Diversity in the Workplace

What does age diversity mean in the workplace?  Find out more in our post.

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Stories to tell: Gaganpreet Kohli

We talk to one of our EFL Graduates for South Asian Heritage Month

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Stories to tell: Hamza Durrani

We talk to one of our EFL Graduates for South Asian Heritage Month

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