It is unlawful to discriminate against employees because of race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin.
However, a recent report by Business in the Community discovered that “in the UK today, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people are under-represented at every management level in the workplace. One in eight of the working-age population is from a BAME background, yet only one in ten are in the workplace and only one in 16 top management positions are held by an ethnic minority person.”
Why is this the case and what must be done to address the imbalance? With three major Parliamentary reviews into racial inequalities in education and the work place announced by the Government since the start of 2016 there is a drive to address these issues in the political sphere, but with legislation already in place making discrimination unlawful, more must be done to turn policy into practice.
Drawing on the latest research from the Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity, this two day conference will explore the root causes of the under-representation of ethnic minorities in the workplace and consider practical solutions going forward. In doing so it will look at: historic and regional trends in ethnic employment; the effect of gender; access to education; HR practices necessary to tackle the psychology of discrimination; and policy recommendations to encourage change within all companies.
Zamila Bunglawala, Deputy Director: Strategy and Insight - Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office
Ken Clark, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester
Richard Iferenta, Partner, Financial Services, KPMG
Dr Omar Khan, Director, Runnymede Trust
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community
Professor Pauline Leonard, Head of Department, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, University of Southampton
Dr Anne McBride, Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, Alliance Manchester Business School
Nona McDuff, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Kingston University
Baroness McGregor-Smith CBE, CEO, Mitie
Marley Morris, Research Fellow, IPPR
Professor James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology and Director of Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester
Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer
Dr Wilson Wong, Head of Insight & Futures, CIPD
What is the refund policy?
Refund requests will be considered until 14 days prior to the conference. After this time, refunds are not possible. A 10% administration fee will be charged for any refunds.
Is my registration transferrable?
Tickets can be transferred to another person, please contact us if you wish to do this.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is free parking on site at Cumberland Lodge. The nearest mainline train station is Egham, situated on the London Waterloo - Reading trainline. For full travel directions, please visit: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/contactus/Travel+Directions
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Janis Reeves by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+44 1784 497794)