Excellence in Diversity Awards News
  • Oluwaseun Matiluko & Radhika Jani

    Oluwaseun Matiluko & Radhika Jani

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Education – Both Seun and Radhika are part-time BME Students’ Officers (jobshare) at the University of Bristol Students’ Union for the academic year …Read More »
  • Mandy Sanghera

    Mandy Sanghera

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Charity – Mandy Sanghera is an award winning philanthropist, community consultant and global campaigner. A renowned human rights activist, Mandy has spent the …Read More »
  • Alison Unsted

    Alison Unsted

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award – Listed in 2015 in the Economist Global Diversity List Top 50 Diversity Professionals in Industry, Alison’s extensive experience and success …Read More »
  • Andrew Dalton

    Andrew Dalton

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Education – Drew Dalton is a Sociologist/Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland. He has worked in the voluntary and education …Read More »
  • Sophie Hunter

    Sophie Hunter

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Employee of the Year Award – Sophie is a volunteer Equality and Diversity Champion at the Countess of Chester Hospital and Equality and Diversity Specialist Lead at …Read More »
  • Jiten Patel

    Jiten Patel

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award – Award winning equality, diversity and inclusion strategist, Jiten Patel is author of ‘Demystifying Diversity, launched in 2016 and soon to …Read More »
  • Anna Button

    Anna Button

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Employee of the Year Award – Anna is Deputy Chair of West Yorkshire Police’s Disability Association and the Deputy General Secretary for the National Disabled Police Association. …Read More »
  • Bisi Alimi

    Bisi Alimi

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Charity – Bisi Alimi is a public speaker, poet, storyteller, television pundit, campaigner, actor and Vlogger. He is also the founder and director …Read More »
  • MyPlus Consulting

    MyPlus Consulting

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Best Diversity Resource Award – MyPlus Consulting was founded by Helen Cooke in 2005. As a wheelchair user, Helen used her knowledge gained from working in HR …Read More »
  • Captain Cat Burton

    Captain Cat Burton

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Private – Catherine Burton recently retired as British Airways Flight Operations Diversity and Inclusion Champion and was their most senior woman pilot having …Read More »
  • Mott MacDonald, InterEngineering & Royal Academy of Engineering

    Mott MacDonald, InterEngineering & Royal Academy of Engineering

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Best Diversity Resource Award – Many LGBT engineers are discouraged from progressing their careers due to the lack of visible LGBT role models in the industry. However, …Read More »
  • Amelia Lawson

    Amelia Lawson

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Housing – Amelia has worked tirelessly to help the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) develop inclusive workplaces for its employees, primarily through her …Read More »
  • Richard Chapman-Harris

    Richard Chapman-Harris

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award – Richard Chapman-Harris is a leading equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) specialist with a wealth of experiences across the public, private …Read More »
  • Dr. Jummy Okoya

    Dr. Jummy Okoya

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Education – Dr Jummy Okoya is an International Consultant and Speaker on Organisational & leadership Development and Career Development. She is a highly …Read More »
  • Daniele Fiandaca

    Daniele Fiandaca

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Private Sector – Daniele is the co-founder of Utopia, a business change consultancy, as well as Creative Social, a club for business and …Read More »
  • #WomenEd

    #WomenEd

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Outstanding Diversity Network Award – #WomenEd is a grassroots network composed of women leaders across all education sectors. #WomenEd connects women leaders and empowers them to choose …Read More »
  • EY Family Network – Parent Mentoring Scheme

    EY Family Network – Parent Mentoring Scheme

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Best Diversity Resource Award – The EY Family Network have launched a new parent mentoring scheme. The scheme complements existing formal career and family mentoring and coaching …Read More »
  • Susie Green

    Susie Green

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Charity Sector – Susie Green is CEO of Mermaids, a UK based charity that supports children and young people with gender variance and …Read More »
  • Emma Allen

    Emma Allen

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award – With a background in leading large, transactional HR teams, Emma has been involved in Equality and Diversity work for the …Read More »
  • British Journal of Photography – Portrait of Britain

    British Journal of Photography – Portrait of Britain

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Marketing Campaign of the Year Award – It’s been a tempestuous year for Great Britain. The aftermath of Brexit called into question not just the identity …Read More »
  • Dr Syed Nayyer Abidi MBE

    Dr Syed Nayyer Abidi MBE

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Lifetime Achiever Award – Syed is a known British doctor and a health promotion specialist, based in Manchester. His key area of expertise is preventive medicine in …Read More »
  • Jamie Stewart

    Jamie Stewart

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Housing Sector – Jamie is the Scottish Refugee Council’s housing development officer. His role is to inform and influence housing practice and policy …Read More »
  • Jenny-Anne Bishop OBE

    Jenny-Anne Bishop OBE

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Lifetime Achiever Award – Jenny-Anne is Chairperson for TransForum and Unique, graduated in Industrial Chemistry and retired as a sales/marketing manager in advanced scientific instruments. A dedicated …Read More »
  • PC Colin Gameson

    PC Colin Gameson

    2017 Shortlisted Nominee: Diversity Champion Award for Public Sector – Colin is a Diversity Police Officer for Devon and Cornwall Police. He helped develop the ‘Blue Light Day’ events to …Read More »
  • Top UK university to swap portraits of bearded white scholars with wall of diversity

    Top UK university to swap portraits of bearded white scholars with wall of diversity

    King’s College London is to swap  portraits of some of its founding fathers with  a “wall of diversity” amid pressure from students, a dean says. The plans to move portraits of …Read More »
  • Senior management teams and boards make slow progress on diversity, study finds

    Senior management teams and boards make slow progress on diversity, study finds

    A survey by Third Sector of 50 leading fundraising charities finds slight improvements in diversity over the past three years Major charities have made progress on ethnic and gender diversity …Read More »
  • Going Backwards? Maybe, For U.K. Gender Diversity In the Boardroom

    Going Backwards? Maybe, For U.K. Gender Diversity In the Boardroom

    It gets very boring, the repetition. There’s a strong sense of déjà vu in the media headlines : ‘women’s progress in the boardroom stalls.’ Again. As I said in my last post on …Read More »
  • Black and minority teachers face ‘inherent racism’ in UK schools, report warns

    Black and minority teachers face ‘inherent racism’ in UK schools, report warns

    Black and minority teachers face ‘inherent racism’ in UK schools, report warns BME teachers ‘more likely’ to consider quitting the profession as a result of work-related illness and discrimination, as …Read More »
  • Gender gap narrows among entrepreneurs as women excel with start ups

    Gender gap narrows among entrepreneurs as women excel with start ups

    Gender gap narrows among entrepreneurs as women excel with start ups The rate of entrepreneurialism in the UK has risen far faster among women than men in the past decade, new research has …Read More »
  • Paying people with learning disabilities lower wages perpetuates inequality

    Paying people with learning disabilities lower wages perpetuates inequality

    Paying people with learning disabilities lower wages perpetuates inequality When is one person of less value than another? According to some, when they have a learning disability and are looking …Read More »
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