I love a good quote and I’ve found myself going back to this one from time to time: “Individual commitment to a group effort: that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work” Vince Lombardi
In a world that appears to be increasingly fractured due to economic, social and environmental pressures the voices of individuals are being drowned out. Along with that, there is always the fear that peoples civil rights will also be eroded as nations scramble to protect themselves. This is why increasingly people are coming together to form groups, so that their voices can be heard.
This emphasises the need for the work that we have come together to do.
On another note, we are pleased to announce that Barry Boffy and Marsha Ramroop are officially the first Fellows of the IEDP.
As always thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
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Denise Rabor, IEDP Chair
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Video: The Black Cop
We’re proud to share the BAFTA award winning short film ‘The Black Cop’ about Gamal Turawa’s life journey! This is an intense, intimate, honest and courageous film and you can’t help but be changed by it.
Gamal is an Advisory Friend of the IEDP and we’re proud of his accomplishment.
Health and prosperity: Introducing the IPPR Commission on Health and Prosperity
IPPR is launching the Commission on Health and Prosperity in response to the covid 19 pandemic: their premise is that a fairer country is a healthier one, and that a healthier country is a more prosperous one.
Improving the Ethnic Diversity of UK Boards An update report from the Parker Review
As a country we are dealing with the aftermath of our exit from the European Union and the economic ravages that COVID-19 has wrought. We are now facing too the unknown consequences of the tragic war in Ukraine.
The resilience and competitive position of our businesses, especially those competing in international markets, has never been more vital. This Review, in setting out its targets five years ago, focused on the business case — the importance of Boards aligning with their customer base and the need to recognise the impact of changing demographics on this and its implications for the recruitment of talent. The valued by-product of this approach is business’ contribution to a more just and inclusive society.
Such action also aligns companies with the evolving diversity requirements of investment communities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Racial and ethnic discrimination in a medical setting linked with COVID-19 vaccine refusal
A new study examining the associations between racial and ethnic discrimination and COVID-19 vaccine refusal has found that one in ten people from ethnic minority groups who refused a vaccine experienced racial discrimination in a medical setting since the start of the pandemic.
As an HR leader and a DEI expert, I know that words matter — especially in high-stakes moments. I also know how hard it is to always get them right. You won’t always, but how you respond when you harm others is crucial.
The Diversity Gap Podcast explores the gap between our good intentions for diversity and the impact of those intentions. In this collection of conversations, you will be challenged to think about organizational culture and racial diversity in a fresh and nuanced way.
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