d&i Leaders are pleased to be supporting the charities below and raising awareness of the work they do. Please take the time to visit their websites to find out how you can get involved.
Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks
At The Centre for Global Inclusion, our mission is to serve as a resource for research and education for individuals and organizations in their quest to improve diversity and inclusion practices around the world. As a US 501c3 public charity, The Centre is also the home of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (or for short, the GDIB).
The GDIB helps organizations determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. It is a free downloadable 80-page booklet that can be used by submitting the Permission Agreement. The GDIB was written by its co-authors and The Centre’s founding board members Julie O’Mara, Board Chair and President, Alan Richter, Ph.D., Treasurer, and 95 Expert Panelists. Among the 95 Expert Panelists is The Centre’s third and final founding member, Nene Molefi, Secretary.
Along with the GDIB comes a suite of User Tools that can aid in approaching and analyzing its contents. Tips and suggestions that outline everything from how to present it to implementing it in every day situations are available as well. It makes no difference if you’re a fortune 500 or a budding small business, the GDIB can help with measuring diversity and fostering inclusion.
d&i Leaders is pleased to be officially supporting the use of the GDIB and helping to encourage more organizastions to use this free tool.
For further information, please visit: www.centreforglobalinclusion.org
d&i Leaders is proud to be supporting the Aleto Foundation, who recognise that for our country’s leaders to reflect the population at large and to take advantage of the widest range of views and experiences, we need to tackle the challenge of helping young men and women from less-privileged backgrounds to rise to the top.
Our solution…Sharing Success with Tomorrow’s Leaders to Create A LEgacy for TOmorrow: Aleto Foundation’s successful annual summer Leadership Programme exposes young people to leaders in business, politics, media and philanthropy etc and gives them a short sharp confidence boost to propel them towards their goals – academic, vocational or otherwise.
d&i Leaders will be donating £2 for every delegate place sold at our annual Race at Work Summit. For further information, please visit: www.aletofoundation.org.uk
Our founder Mark Baker also become a voluntarty mentor of the foundation in 2020.
Schools OUT UK
d&i Leaders is proud to be supporting Schools OUT UK, an education charity with a goal to make our schools and educational institutions safe spaces for our LGBT+ communities. d&i Leaders will be donating £2 for every delegate place sold at our annual LGBT+ at Work Conference.
The over-arching aim of Schools OUT is to make our schools safe and inclusive for everyone. To do this we need:
- To provide both a formal and informal support network for all people who want to raise the issue of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism in education.
- To campaign on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues as they affect education and those in education.
- To research, debate and stimulate curriculum development on LGBT issues.
- To work towards unison between teacher and lecturer unions and other professional stakeholders in education
- To promote equality, safety and visibility in education for LGBT people and all the protected characteristics
For further information, please visit: www.schools-out.org.uk
UN Women UK
UN Women was created in 2010 to direct UN activities on gender equality issues. Before then, no one organisation had the authority to promote gender equality on a global scale and address the serious challenges facing women and girls everywhere.
Our aim is to remove the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. These barriers exist in public policy, educational opportunity, conscious or unconscious bias, and economic empowerment.
We will have achieved gender equality when women do not experience violence in their homes, when they share unpaid care work with men and are represented at the highest levels of business and politics. Despite positive change, no country in the world has yet achieved gender equality, and the pace of change is frustratingly slow.
As a champion for women and girls, we are a powerful voice at global, regional and local levels. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, we aim to eliminate discrimination against women and girls. Women should be partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security.
In the UK, UN Women is represented through the National Committee. We focus on:
- Awareness. We raise awareness of the issues, the challenges and the solutions developed by and through UN Women and our partners.
- Advocacy. We speak up with and for others, encouraging governments, the private sector and individuals to support our work here and around the world.
- Activation. We share what we learn and raise funds for our important work to achieve gender equality.
For further information, please visit: www.unwomenuk.org