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BE YOURSELF - ETHNICITY

Our Black, Asian, and minority ethnic network (BAME) network continues to grow with an active online community and community events.

We are also working on calculating our ethnicity pay gap. We will be using National Inclusion week to boost our data collection and review to agree actions.

PROGRESS IN THE PAST YEAR

BAME NETWORK

BAME is our Black, Asian, and minority ethnic network and was formed in June 2018. It is an informative, interactive group, which highlights the many successes but also the issues some minority groups may face in the working world.

It aims to be an exciting network bringing the multiple cultures within the firm to life through activities and workshops.

The Hidden Alumni

Aminata Pungi, our BAME Network Co-Founder, filled a room with 100+ internal and external guests to bring together the leader of a London street gang, Karl Lokko, and the leader of a top accountancy firm, Paul Eagland, to have a conversation on the ‘hidden alumni’.

The event challenged attendees to put aside preconceptions and begin to understand why we must unearth hidden talent and the role of business leaders and colleagues in discovering and nurturing this. Using the power of storytelling, Karl and Paul shared their backgrounds to provoke thought and draw inspiration: Karl, a former leader of one of the most-feared London gangs in Brixton and now a campaigner for gang reform and social justice, adviser to Prince Harry and godfather to Richard Branson’s grandsons; Paul Eagland, growing up working on a market stall in Walthamstow and now Managing Partner of a £600m UK success story.

OUR BE YOURSELF STRATEGY INCORPORATES A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SOCIAL AGENDAS INCLUDING:

Gender balance

 

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Social mobility

 

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Diversity and inclusion networks

 

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READ MORE IN OUR UNIFYING CULTURE REPORT

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