08:40 Online networking
09:05 Chair’s opening remarks
09:10 Tackling racial equity and inclusion two years on from the death of George Floyd
Binna will discuss attitudes and perceptions of how racism is and is not at work pre and post George Floyd, based on research conducted in the UK and USA.
09:30 Understanding and removing barriers for minority ethnic talent to advance to the top of organisations
09:50 Case study: Leadership and race - how EY is disrupting the ‘ideal leader standard’
- Understanding your data and what really makes a good leader
- Changing and disrupting fixed beliefs and the role of leaders in making this happen
- Using data to explore the cultural barriers to equity, including around faith, religion, and race
- What do good results look like?
10:10 In conversation: Making racial equity a business priority
Ade will discuss her own journey to the top, reporting to the CEO and then, how she is using that position to create a ripple effect and help others rise.
10:30 Live audience questions and answers
11:05 Break and online networking
11:30 Case study: How Tesco has created and launched a Black Action Plan
- Tesco’s journey around Black inclusion
- Setting up and launching the Black Action Plan
– engaging different stakeholders within the business including the leadership team
– taking people on the journey
- Key aspects of the plan:
– talent equity (developing an awareness of anti-racism and looking at colleague lifecycle)
– commercial equity
– brand equity
– community equity
- Measures of success
11:40 Understanding the impact of racial stereotypes in the workplace and how to counter them
12:00 Empowering ethnically diverse talent to bring their whole self to the workplace – how employers can create a truly inclusive culture
- Building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that creates a sense of belonging
- Empowering ethnically diverse colleagues within the context of the organisation
- Educating and coaching leaders in the dialogue around allyship and advocacy
- Building a culture of psychological safety to drive cultural change
12:15 Harder than you think: The struggle to fulfil the promise of D&I
In this session, Lucinda will look at how minority ethnic talent is progressing within an organisation, through an intersectional lens.
12:25 Live audience questions and answers
12:55 Lunch break and online networking
13:40 Case study: How Aviva is addressing ethnicity pay gap reporting
- Getting to grips with your Black, Asian and minority ethnic data and setting targets
- Understanding the breadth of data required for a meaningful ethnic pay gap – how do you include employees who do not think inclusion is for them?
- Action planning and timelines
- Measuring progress and outcomes; lessons learned
14:00 Understanding how data is driving more targeted, intersectional, and local approaches to racial equity
- Using data to inform and adapt ethnicity strategies
- Benefits of sharing data
- Intersectionality and data
14:20 Data-backed action: why, what, and how to effectively measure racial equity
- How to discover where racial inequity exists in your organisation
- Using data to prioritise what interventions are needed and how to apply them
- Demonstrate genuine commitment to racial equity through data-backed action
- Benchmark against your industry and track your progress over time
14:30 In conversation: how role models can involve, empower, and pave the way for others to become a senior leader
- What does it mean to be a role model and why does it matter?
- What are the challenges and how do you overcome them?
- Examples of what success looks like
14:50 Insights from the BITC Race at Work Thematic Review 2022
- What are the key actions and trends from the employee data?
- Which sectors are doing well and what can we learn from them?
15:00 Live audience questions and answers
15:30 Break and online networking
15:55 Normalising the concept of anti-racist allyship in the workplace
16:15 Case study: How Lloyds is addressing mental health and race
- Understanding the impact of mental health on race and ethnicity and the value of open conversations at work
- Supporting colleagues and providing safe spaces
- How counselling can improve wellbeing and help tackle micro-aggressions
- The benefits of mental health advocates with a race and ethnicity lens