My Inspiration – Affirmation for International Women’s Day 8th March 2021

I have been inspired throughout my life. When I have been interviewed, one question pops up quite often, who has inspired you the most, like clockwork I would say my mum. I am not often asked why my mum inspires me. As we approach International Women's Day I thought I would use this opportunity to give the why. My mum was born in Trinidad and Tobago, she was the oldest of 7 ...
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Cover-19 and The Socioeconomic Impact that is The Ethnicity Pay Gap

The Health Foundation published a report  last year, identifying that those mostly affected by Covid-19 come from a low socioeconomic environment. It says, Even before the pandemic hit, low-income families in the UK had experienced several years of particularly weak income growth, with incomes at roughly the same level as they were nearly 2 decades ago and one in five people li...
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BIDEN WINS!!

When I saw the announcement on Saturday 7th November 2020, I was so happy. I jumped up and down, I was so elated. People may think this is an odd response from someone who lives in the UK. Not at all, there are many people in the UK who felt the same way I did. Emotions were on full display. My twitter feed was immersed with joy and happiness. As I continued with my happy thoug...
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BAME- Is This Term Relevant Today?

There has been a lot of debate about whether BAME should be used to describe non-white people. The BBC asks in 2018, should the term BAME be ditched. In the article Professor Ted Cantle, who chaired a government review of community cohesion began arguing that including different people under one label - black - was confusing and wouldn't work. Professor Tariq argued it was part...
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DATA REVIEW

I have been reading many articles churning out data around Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, in particular data around race. I have not seen anything that I would call surprising. Data is very important to show progress or the lack of progress being made. It also helps us to reflect on our past and gives us indicators on how to work towards our future. I will be presentin...
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2020, A Year of Innovation

Innovation isn't the first thing that springs to mind when you think about 2020. The Corona Virus would normally be top of the list as would the death of George Floyd. It was at a beach side restaurant that I attended with my friend that I thought that if there was anything positive about 2020 it was the spirit of innovation. At the beach side restaurant, I notice how busy it ...
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D&I in the COVID-19 ERA

The D&I arena has long been the voice of black and other ethnic minorities. Well, that is what we are led to believe. There is also a school of thought that D&I is to be seen as a good area to get into as you can make lots of money. I would like to think that people work within D&I because they want to be a part of shaping an organisation to be more people focussed....
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Equality Act, Equal Pay Act A Cause For Celebration?

The Equality Act 2010 is 10 years old and the Equal Pay Act 1970 is 50 years old. Is it a cause for celebration? The Equality Act 2010 is an Act of legislation that has combined 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. The Act provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. (Equality and Human Righ...
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Why We Need To Disrupt Diversity

The Article below appeared in The Voice Online 14th November 2019 Today (November 14) marks Equal Pay Day, which highlights around inequality in pay. The event comes at a time where there is also growing concern about the ethnicity pay gap in the UK. Here Dianne Greyson of Synergised Solutions argues we need to take a fresh look at diversity if we to achieve equal pay in the ...
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#EthnicityPayGap Update

On the 30th September 2018 I wrote the 2nd of my Ethnicity Pay Gap articles. In the article I discussed how I came about setting up the #EthnicityPayGap movement. In that year there had been quite a few reports on the Ethnicity Pay Gap, one of which was a Guardian article written on 27th September 2018 identifying that there was a disparity of pay between black medics and white...
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