What is unconscious bias?

What is unconscious bias?

Many people become uncomfortable when they hear it suggested that they have unconscious biases that they may want to tackle. We’d like to bust a few myths about unconscious bias, and help you understand what it’s really all about.

Do they know it’s Christmas? … Maybe they don’t care.

Do they know it’s Christmas? … Maybe they don’t care.

And so, it starts, the annual British preoccupation about one day of the year. The conversations start early, from around October to December 25th. Currently, we are in the midst of a pandemic and many of the media conversations are centred around what will happen on that one day. For many people, that one day of the year is not […]

Diversity: it’s not just a black and white issue

Diversity: it’s not just a black and white issue

When the word “diversity” is mentioned, most people immediately think of race. Since the need to challenge racism and improve opportunities for people of colour has been highlighted by recent events, that issue is front of mind for a lot of businesses right now – and about time too. Other people might think about gender, and tackling the huge inequalities […]

Mentoring – The Secret Ingredient for Inclusion

Mentoring – The Secret Ingredient for Inclusion

Imagine if diverse people were mentored by someone who could help them feel the inclusion, belonging and hope to progress their career. Imagine the power of having a mentor to introduce you to the connections who can help you achieve your ambitions. Mentoring could be the secret ingredient for inclusion in your organisation.

Entering the Fear Zone

Entering the Fear Zone

Enough about statues and TV shows, let’s talk about the Fear Zone and actions. “Dominant groups know very little about non-dominant groups. Non-dominant groups know a lot about dominant groups. If you’re in a dominant group you don’t even know what we’re talking about you’re so privileged. If you’re in a dominant group, you have the power, you’re born into the […]

#Pledge5Changes

#Pledge5Changes

If you read our last post about why white men shouldn’t be leading the conversation about diversity, you’ll know that the Black Lives Matter movement is not for you to use as a marketing tool, nor is at opportunity to try to paper over the cracks in your organisation’s approach to inclusion. This is an opportunity for learning, growth and […]

White Men Can’t Lead

White Men Can’t Lead

This country is going through an identity crisis. It’s been going on for a while, this latest one since, er probably 2016. Everything is based around structures and traditions that don’t create a fair world for everyone. For us to emerge and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and grow, we’ve got to do some serious soul-searching, have very honest conversations and accept the faults. It’s going to be hard work, and it’s going to be tough. You’re going to find it uncomfortable, so accept that.