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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Naturally You!

Why are black women perceived differently when we wear our hair natural? Some have said that it is not professional, others that we are not beautiful. There is also the presumption of lack of intelligence. The one that really gets me is people who feel threatened by our natural hairstyles and the confidence it projects. Knowing that some people feel the way they do about bla...
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Corporate and Community Empowerment

Over the last two years, it has seemed to me that we have been searching for support. The environment which we exist in is becoming complicated and harmful. You only need to look at the news to see all that is unfolding. Suicides are increasing as is mental health.Why do we find ourselves in this situation? using a PESTLE analysis model which identifies the Political, Economica...
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Gender Pay Gap

The deadline for Gender Pay Gap reporting has arrived. Organisation have been rushing about trying to hit the deadline. Personnel Today et al have written articles on how to get gender pay gap reporting right. There is a polythera of information about the gender pay gap out there, you would imagine that people are keen to comply. The Equal Pay Act 1970 was an act of parliame...
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RISE Conference 2019

I couldn't just write a small post about what happened yesterday it was far too amazing for that. The response has been breathtaking which I think is an understatement. It has taken me almost the best part of today to get to this point. I have replied to Twitter messages, LinkedIn messages, personal messages and all have said what great event it was. Some h...
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#ETHNICITYPAYGAP ……… Where Are We Now?

In April 2018 I wrote an article about the Ethnicity Pay Gap. I wrote the article to raise awareness about the issue. It received great response and it made me realise more needed to be done. Whenever possible I shared my views on the subject using the hashtag that I created #EthnicityPayGap and asked others to follow suit to raise the profile. As I continued talking and wri...
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Holiday In Europe

I have just come back from a holiday in Europe. I have been looking forward to this holiday for a long time. The hot weather, the sand, the sea and of course the rest. It was late in the evening when we arrived so we only had a chance to grab a little bit to eat then go up to our room. The following morning we woke up for breakfast, it was then that things changed for me. As...
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