We spoke to Jane Hatton, Director of Evenbreak about her feelings after being crowned The Diversity Champion for The Private Sector at The Excellence in Diversity Awards 2015! Here’s what Jane had to say:
I was very surprised and extremely delighted to win this award!
How did you feel about the other shortlisted nominees within your category?
The other shortlisted nominees have done some amazing work, and it was an honour to be counted amongst them.
Where are you going to go from here with your work?
I would like every inclusive employer to advertise their roles on Evenbreak, accessing the amazing talent to be found in the disabled population. Disabled people have so many skills and abilities to offer, and they should enjoy access to the same opportunities in the workplace as the rest of the population.
What does Diversity & Inclusion mean to you?
For me diversity and inclusion mean initially respecting and celebrating all of our differences, and then ensuring that everyone enjoys the same access to jobs, training and promotion in the workplace regardless of those differences.
Where does this rank within your Diversity & Inclusion achievements?
This award was particularly special in showing that disability should not be a forgotten part of diversity and inclusion activities, and that the hard work of the team at Evenbreak and me has been recognised by our peers.
What were you thoughts on the awards, did you enjoy it?
It was a wonderful evening – sharing the room with people devoted to making the world a fairer place was a delightful, positive and humbling experience. A very special and memorable event.