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Closing the Ethnicity Gender Pay Gap in the UK: What will it take?

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On the 28th of September 2017, Koreo and The FutureProof Foundation will host a special Good Women event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month.

Earlier this year, the Government stated that closing the gender pay gap is a policy priority. As part of the new regulations, thousands of employers will now be required to report their gender pay gaps by April 2018. But it is important to consider how that gender inequality is experienced by different ethnic groups to ensure that all women in Britain see their gender pay gap closed. A recent academic report highlighted the challenges faced by women of different ethnic groups, especially those of African and Caribbean heritage. As we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month in the United Kingdom this year - we ask:


Closing the Ethnicity Gender Pay Gap in the UK - What will it take?

During this event, we will:

  • Identify the main issues and barriers affecting women of ethnic minority as economic actors
  • Recognise good practices that can be replicated and scaled up to benefit others
  • Inspire action for change by governments, businesses, and civil society

For our contribution to that agenda, we are partnering with the FutureProof Foundation to host an event which will bring together women from across the private, public and social sectors to celebrate equality. The event, hosted at Impact Hub Kings Cross, will include inspiring speakers but there will be bags of time for neworking too.


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"Harini is an Equalities and Human Rights Expert and the Elected Spokesperson for the new Women’s Equality Party, which collaborates across the political spectrum. She stood for Parliament in the June 2017 General Election and for the Greater London Assembly in 2016. Her portrait is displayed in Brasenose College, Oxford, as one of 12 “Amazing BNC Women” chosen out of 105 nominations to represent 40 years of co-education."

"Gwen honed her understanding of diversity issues in the late 1980s when she had London-wide responsibility for equal opportunities (race and gender) as part of a Government initiative. Following this, she worked in some of the UK’s most ethnically diverse and economically challenged areas developing innovative social change programmes.

She then turned her passion for networking into a business and in 2003 founded Women in the City which has become an award-winning organisation promoting female talent.

In 2009 Gwen was named Management Champion by the City Branch of the CMI. In 2011 she won an international Stevie Women in Business Award; appeared in Brummell’s 30 Most Influential Women in the City List in 2012 and in 2015 was identified as one of the top 50 diversity figures in public life in the Economist’s Global Diversity List."



"Charlene is an entrepreneur and campaigner for women’s economic empowerment. She is the founder of The FutureProof Foundation a national non-profit women's economic empowerment organization which supports young women and girls to become UK’s next generation of successful female entrepreneurs. In 2015 Charlene was appointed as one of 70 global Changemakers for United Nations Women. In 2017 she founded the Women of Worth initiative which is focused on closing the gender and ethnicity gender pay gap in Britain."

"Charlotte set up Altogether Different in February 2016 to help workplaces become more inclusive and reflective of the world we live in today.

Working in a variety of industries and at all levels from start-up intern to FTSE CEO, Charlotte's proudest recent achievement was helping a global tech company reduce its gender pay gap to 3% as well as introducing a six month full pay parental leave policy for women and men.

Encouraging more women, particularly women of colour into technology is a key component of Altogether Different’s approach with businesses. Altogether Different is founded on the notion that when teams reflect society they connect with society, enabling world-focused innovation and prosperity all round."



"Cyrilia Davies Knight is a Human Rights Lawyer and Deputy Head of civil Liberties at Hudgell Solicitors. Prior to working at Hudgells, she worked at Birnberg Peirce solicitors for 9 years, where she was part of a nine-strong team that acted for 77 families in the inquests into the deaths of the 96 Liverpool football fans as a result of the Hillsborough disaster which turned out to be the longest-running inquest in British legal history. Cyrilia has also represented the family of Mark Duggan, who was killed when shot by a Metropolitan Police firearms officer in 2011."


If you would like to partner with us, or if you are interested to share your own story, please email Floree at floree@koreo.co.



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Good Women is a free and open network for women - across sectors, organisations, professions and at different stages of life - interested in social and environmental change. Set up and hosted by Koreo, a talent consultancy dedicated to social change, the network's ambition is to inspire and mobilise female talent to address some of the pressing complex issues we face today. You can find out more about the network here. Previous speakers at our events include Labour MP Rushanara Ali, Global Director at Unilever -Katherine Maceratta, CEO of Young Women's Trust - Carole Easton, Head of Sustainability at Legal and General - Meryam Omi and more.



The FutureProof Foundation is a non-profit organisation created for the economic empowerment of women and girls in the United Kingdom. The organisation traces it's origins back to 2006, where it was founded and run as a volunteer-led grassroots community organisation, helping to inspire and empower young women into employability. In 2016, as the result of a global initiative with UN Women, the mission of the foundation was transformed to also include a strong focus on entrepreneurship. Today, we work to inspire and empower the UK's next generation of successful female leaders by advancing their skills, confidence and knowledge around business and entrepreneurship.


Impact Hub is a global network of spaces designed to enable people with enterprising ideas to drive social and environmental value in the world. Impact Hub King's Cross offer flexible time-based memberships to work and meet. These memberships include all you need to run a project or a business; wireless Internet and access to meeting rooms, printers, and physical storage space according to your tariff. As well as this they offer a range of opportunities for learning, collaboration and growth through our network of members, community events and business support right in the heart of King's Cross.

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