Programme of Events

Wednesday 26th June 1 - 2pm BST

Travelling for Work: Ensuring Safe and Inclusive Experiences for LGBTQ+ Colleagues 

In an increasingly globalised world, work-related travel has become an integral aspect of many businesses and ensuring the safety and inclusivity of colleagues during these trips is paramount. This webinar will uncover the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ travellers and other marginalised groups, and the actions employers can take to implement robust policies and practices to protect their colleagues.


This WiHTL & DiR webinar is designed to provide information and practical guidance for employers seeking to prioritise the wellbeing and inclusion of their employees during work-related travel.

Tuesday 9th July 2pm BST

Leading Through Tough Talks: Redundancy Resilience for HR Professionals

Delivering difficult news, like redundancies, is an inevitable part of the HR professional's role. That's why it's crucial to empower HR leaders with the resilience and confidence required to navigate these challenging discussions with compassion and effectiveness.


Led by careers expert Victoria McLean, Founder & CEO of Hanover | City CV, you'll explore the nuanced dynamics of delivering tough news while preserving your wellbeing. Discover actionable insights and proven strategies to confidently lead through difficult conversations, cultivating empathy and trust within your team and organisation.


Walk away from this session with the tools and confidence to navigate tough talks with resilience and compassion, ensuring the well-being of both yourself and your team.

Tuesday 24th September 12 - 12:45pm BST

Role Models for Inclusion LIVE - Hospitality, Travel and Leisure 

To celebrate National Inclusion Week we’re hosting three live sessions with role models across the Hospitality, Travel, Leisure (HTL) and Retail sectors who were recognised in the WiHTL & DiR Role Models for Inclusion Index.


The first webinar in the series will hear from role models in HTL sharing their career journeys and experiences, including how they got to where they are today and the challenges they faced along the way. You’ll get the chance to ask them questions, seek advice and learn from our inspiring role models to help you progress your own career.

Our Role Models for Inclusion LIVE webinars are suitable for all colleagues.

Wednesday 25th September 12 - 12:45pm BST

Role Models for Inclusion LIVE - Retail

To celebrate National Inclusion Week we’re hosting three live sessions with role models across the Hospitality, Travel, Leisure (HTL) and Retail sectors who were recognised in the WiHTL & DiR Role Models for Inclusion Index.


The second webinar in the series will hear from role models in Retail sharing their career journeys and experiences, including how they got to where they are today and the challenges they faced along the way. You’ll get the chance to ask them questions, seek advice and learn from our inspiring role models to help you progress your own career.


Our Role Models for Inclusion LIVE webinars are suitable for all colleagues.

Thursday 26th September 12 - 12:45pm BST

Role Models for Inclusion LIVE - Senior Leaders 

To celebrate National Inclusion Week we’re hosting three live sessions with role models across the Hospitality, Travel, Leisure (HTL) and Retail sectors who were recognised in the WiHTL & DiR Role Models for Inclusion Index.


The final webinar in the series will hear from role models in senior leadership positions across HTL and Retail sharing their career journeys and experiences, including how they got to where they are today and the challenges they faced along the way. You’ll get the chance to ask them questions, seek advice and learn from our inspiring role models to help you progress your own career.


Our Role Models for Inclusion LIVE webinars are suitable for all colleagues.

5th November 9 - 6pm GMT

The WiHTL & DiR Inclusion Summit

We're thrilled to announce that the WiHTL & Diversity in Retail Inclusion Summit is back and will be our biggest ever!

Join over 700 peers from across the industry as we explore the crucial theme: "Measuring the Business Impact of Inclusion" on Tuesday 5th November, at the spectacular Indigo at the O2.

Tickets are limited and will sell out so make sure to secure your spaces early! WiHTL and DiR member organisations will be allocated 3 complimentary tickets and have access to a discounted rate thereafter. Please check with your HR contact before registering your space.

The Inclusion Summit is more than an event; it's a catalyst for change. Whether you're a business leader, HR professional, or an advocate for change, you will find valuable, actionable content tailored just for you.

3rd - 5th December 1 - 1:30pm GMT

Neurodiversity Bitesize Workshop Series

We'll be hosting three bitesize workshops on the topic of neurodiversity, with the aim of providing practical guidance on supporting and empowering neurodivergent colleagues to create neuro-inclusive workplaces.

More details to follow.

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