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Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace
May 31, 2024by included
Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace
Included are collaborating with Legal Island, a multi-award-winning workplace compliance company that works across both the UK and Ireland, to deliver an 8-part Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace certification course. The certification course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the main components of diversity, equity, equality, inclusion and belonging, and is devised and...
Jen Davidson appointed as Director of Client Solutions
May 29, 2024by included
Jen Davidson appointed as Director of Client Solutions
London, UK, 29 May 2024 Included, the global, impact-led diversity and inclusion consultancy, has appointed Jen Davidson to be the new Director of Client Solutions. Jen joins the leadership team of Michelle Sequeira, CEO. This is the first appointment under Michelle’s leadership since Stephen Frost transitioned to Chair in March. Jen said, “I am delighted...
Mental Health Awareness Week
May 16, 2024by included
Mental Health Awareness Week
Taking the time to focus on our mental well-being has never been more essential. We believe that sharing experiences and strategies can make a significant difference in how we manage stress, anxiety, and overall mental health. This week we’ve asked members of our team to share some personal insights and effective tips that have enhanced...
Free webinar: Top DEI Challenges in 2024 and How to Solve Them
May 10, 2024by included
Free webinar: Top DEI Challenges in 2024 and How to Solve Them
As we quickly move towards mid-2024, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) landscape is evolving rapidly, influenced by an ever more diverse and digital workplace. In partnership with Legal Island, this webinar, delivered by CEO Michelle Sequeira, is suited for business leaders, HR professionals and passionate DEI advocates who are dedicated to building inclusive cultures...
Being an Inclusive Leader
April 25, 2024by included
Being an Inclusive Leader
Diversity and inclusion can be another tool in your toolbox, and it can gradually become a natural habit by embedding it into your leadership practice. When we are able to do this as leaders, we enable those around us to be more open and honest. This in turn makes it easier to bring all aspects...
Stephen Frost to be succeeded by Michelle Sequeira as CEO
March 21, 2024by included
Stephen Frost to be succeeded by Michelle Sequeira as CEO
London, UK, 21 March 2024 Included, the global, impact-led diversity and inclusion consultancy, has appointed Michelle Sequeira to be the new CEO. Michelle will replace Stephen Frost, the founder and current CEO, who steps down at the end of March, after 10 years running Included. Stephen will remain on the Board as Chair, with a...
Has HR fallen out of love with Diversity & Inclusion?
February 28, 2024by included
Has HR fallen out of love with Diversity & Inclusion?
Has HR fallen out of love with Diversity & Inclusion? In January 2005, I led the team at Stonewall that launched the first Workplace Equality Index. We came up with the idea to frame diversity and inclusion (D&I) as an aspirational positive (rather than simply a cost of doing business), and benchmark companies on their...
Included Gifts of Inclusion
December 19, 2023by Anthony Small
Included Gifts of Inclusion
The Gift of Inclusion As the season of giving unfolds, there’s a unique gift we can all share – the gift of inclusion. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the profound impact that inclusivity has in our lives. Inclusion isn’t just a corporate buzzword; it’s a heartfelt embrace of diversity, understanding and acceptance in...
Inclusive Communication: Overcoming Accent Bias in the Workplace
September 28, 2023by included
Inclusive Communication: Overcoming Accent Bias in the Workplace
Inclusive Communication: Overcoming Accent Bias in the Workplace Have you ever had your accent mocked at work? Banter isn’t uncommon in modern workspaces and can be playful when it’s reciprocated both ways, but don’t let your feelings become invalidated if you feel offended. Being made to feel insignificant and unimportant because of your accent is...
The Disability Price Tag: A Personal Reflection
May 18, 2023by included
The Disability Price Tag: A Personal Reflection
The Disability Price Tag: A Personal Reflection Well-known disability charity Scope, has released its latest disability price tag report. In these reports, scopes research endeavours to pinpoint the cost of living difference between disabled, and nondisabled individuals or households. The latest report states that the disability price tag is now £975 a month, per household....
Stress and Work-life Balance
May 11, 2023by included
Stress and Work-life Balance
Stress and work-life balance: what companies can do to support their people Last month was Stress Awareness Month. How did it feel for you? At Included we advocate for an awareness and reduction of stress at all times – but today we are running with the theme and wanted to explore one area of our...
Six steps to reduce stress for a healthier, happier workplace
April 13, 2023by included
Six steps to reduce stress for a healthier, happier workplace
April 2023 is Stress Awareness Month, an ideal opportunity for organisations to reflect on the impact of stress on employees and the work environment. We recommend six practical steps you can take to reduce stress in the workplace. How many can you do this month?
Fostering Inclusivity during Ramadan
April 6, 2023by included
Fostering Inclusivity during Ramadan
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time of spiritual reflection and growth for Muslims worldwide. During this holy month, many Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset, engage in prayer, and participate in acts of charity. As organisations and colleagues, it is essential to be aware of the unique needs of those celebrating Ramadan and foster an inclusive and supportive work environment.
What’s the impact of pay gap reporting?
February 2, 2023by included
What’s the impact of pay gap reporting?
What is cultural intelligence? To be culturally intelligent is to adapt and operate effectively in a range of contexts. These can be across national, ethnic, organisational, generational, and departmental settings...
Closing the gender pay gap: Are women paid less than men in pharma?
December 22, 2022by included
Closing the gender pay gap: Are women paid less than men in pharma?
Pharmaceutical companies have a huge role to play in our communities. Across the board, we know that accessible products and services are better for everyone. We also know that diverse and inclusive teams are happier and stronger performing.
“But where are you really from?” Five subtle acts of aggression to leave in 2022
December 22, 2022by included
“But where are you really from?” Five subtle acts of aggression to leave in 2022
The new year brings with it a call to make resolutions of changes we want to make in the coming year. This might involve getting a new job, picking up a new hobby, or simply drinking more water each day. But, what about if we used this time...
How cultural intelligence impacts diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
December 16, 2022by included
How cultural intelligence impacts diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
What is cultural intelligence? To be culturally intelligent is to adapt and operate effectively in a range of contexts. These can be across national, ethnic, organisational, generational, and departmental settings...
Psychological safety is essential for inclusion at work
December 9, 2022by included
Psychological safety is essential for inclusion at work
Psychological safety is the most important factor in what makes people feel included in an organisation.
How can you recruit inclusively?
December 9, 2022by included
How can you recruit inclusively?
Attracting diverse talent and building an inclusive recruitment practice is high on the agenda for many organisations.
How inclusive are your company’s end-of-year parties?
November 30, 2022by included
How inclusive are your company’s end-of-year parties?
Approach the holiday season in an inclusive way that celebrates and welcomes everyone in your team because not all of your employees will celebrate the same holidays. From Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, many individuals and organisations will take the opportunity to celebrate the end of the year with an event or gathering. You may have scheduled your organisation’s end of year party, but how can you ensure all your colleagues are able to participate and enjoy themselves? Practical tips to ensure your end of year party is inclusive:
Protest and allyship risks more than yellow cards
November 25, 2022by included
Protest and allyship risks more than yellow cards
Before the men’s World Cup began, a number of football captains had committed to wearing a One Love armband in protest against Qatar’s criminalisation of homosexuality and as a mark of allyship.
Men’s World Cup in Qatar: Is football inherently political?
November 17, 2022by included
Men’s World Cup in Qatar: Is football inherently political?
We believe sport is an essential area for getting inclusion right. Representation at massive sporting events like the Olympics and Paralympics and the UEFA European Championships can inspire generations. Included was founded as a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which illustrated an authentic commitment to inclusion through delivering a ‘Games for Everyone.’
Achieving success in a white male dominated sector
October 18, 2022by included
Achieving success in a white male dominated sector
Included spoke to Marilyn Harris during Black History Month UK. Marilyn is a senior HR Business Partner at McLaren Group, a construction company. This sector is dominated by men, primarily white men. Marilyn shares her experience throughout her career in this context, as a Black woman, and how she has built her success.
How can we tackle adoptive parent discrimination?
October 17, 2022by included
How can we tackle adoptive parent discrimination?
This National Adoption Week, Included asks why the UK Government discriminates against adoptive parents and what can be done about it
Can sports drive workplace inclusion?
October 13, 2022by included
Can sports drive workplace inclusion?
Sports are a great opportunity to bring people together, and can improve health and self-esteem. Sports have a huge influence on our culture, from the positives we saw after England’s win in the Women’s EUROs to the racist backlash that was seen after the Men’s EUROs final in 2020.
Black History Month: Celebrating Black British cultural and historical figures
October 6, 2022by included
Black History Month: Celebrating Black British cultural and historical figures
October is Black History Month in the UK. To mark the start of this month, we’d love to share our recommendations of those doing great work and celebrate Black cultural and historical figures. This month is also an opportunity to look specifically at the rich history of the Black community in the UK.
What do protests in Iran mean for women worldwide?
September 28, 2022by included
What do protests in Iran mean for women worldwide?
Protests in Iran The killing of Mahsa Amini by the ‘morality police’ in Iran have sparked days of protests in cities across Iran. Amini was detained by the police for wearing a hijab in a way deemed ‘improper.’
Supporting your colleagues and employees after police violence
September 15, 2022by included
Supporting your colleagues and employees after police violence
After the shooting and killing of Chris Kaba, we are left with questions, grief, and anger.
Are you feeling lonely and unsupported in your D&I work?
September 7, 2022by included
Are you feeling lonely and unsupported in your D&I work?
D&I work is challenging, ever-evolving, and can be daunting. For those moving into their first D&I role, or taking a step up to a senior or global D&I position, it can be hard to find support.
Is artificial intelligence biased?
August 24, 2022by included
Is artificial intelligence biased?
We often think that algorithms and machines can’t be biased. But, this technology takes on the bias of those who built it. It’s crucial that diverse, inclusive teams are designing and innovating in the tech space to ensure bias is not carried through to the final product.
The flexible working revolution
August 10, 2022by included
The flexible working revolution
What are the benefits for employers, candidates, and inclusion? Flexible working includes arrangements such as flexitime, compressed hours, and job sharing. From an inclusion lens, there are benefits to organisations taking a range of flexible working approaches.
The Lionesses’ win is only the start: Inclusion in sport
August 3, 2022by included
The Lionesses’ win is only the start: Inclusion in sport
“The Lionesses have brought football home; now it’s down to the rest of us to make sure it stays here. You think it’s all over? It’s only just begun.” Gabby Logan
10 Years Since London 2012
July 27, 2022by included
10 Years Since London 2012
It has been 10 years since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Games illustrated an inspiring commitment to inclusion, which was espoused by the London Olympic and Paralympic Games’ Organising Committee. In order to truly deliver a ‘Games for everyone’, inclusion had to be embedded throughout each aspect of the Games, from recruitment to design to ticketing.
Celebrating Disabled changemakers this Disability Pride Month
July 20, 2022by included
Celebrating Disabled changemakers this Disability Pride Month
Lydia Collins, Consultant at global D&I consultancy Included, shares her thoughts around Disability Pride Month.
Diverse leadership in politics – job done?
July 13, 2022by included
Diverse leadership in politics – job done?
The fact that six of the ten initial candidates who launched formal bids to become leader of the Conservative party, and the next British Prime Minister, have Black or Asian heritage should be welcomed. On the face of it, this is a success story for ethnic diversity within the heart of the British establishment. And not an overnight success either. Most of the candidates have track records in cabinet or high-profile positions and are serious contenders for the role. Looking back to the 2019 contest, when only one of the ten candidates who made it to the MPs vote was from an ethnic minority, or 2016 or 2005 when there were no candidates from ethnic minority groups we could assume that in 2022 we have now levelled the playing field for leadership diversity within the Tory party. But is that true?
What does Roe v Wade mean for employers?
July 5, 2022by included
What does Roe v Wade mean for employers?
This week the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion. A number of companies have confirmed they will be covering travel costs through their health insurance. For example, Disney employs 80,000 people in Florida where the governor has signed a law to ban abortions after 15 weeks. Disney has stated it will ensure “comprehensive access” to healthcare for its employees, no matter where they live.
Is age the forgotten protected characteristic?
June 23, 2022by included
Is age the forgotten protected characteristic?
Age is a protected characteristic under the UK’s Equality Act, but it is often not discussed in the same manner as other characteristics. Older workers can be overlooked for training and development, or subjected to assumptions about their skillsets.
Include and support LGBTQ+ colleagues
June 15, 2022by included
Include and support LGBTQ+ colleagues
Pride month is an opportunity to reflect on how far the hard-fought battle for LGBTQ+ rights has come, as well as acknowledging the work still to be done. Legal gains have been made, as well as a cultural shift. Many increasingly view LGBTQ+ inclusion as a positive norm, with more organisations taking part in Pride activity than ever before. Whilst bias still exists, we are more aware of it than before and are learning how to tackle it.
Tackling resistance to workplace gender equality
May 25, 2022by included
Tackling resistance to workplace gender equality
Recent news has covered the experience of Aviva’s CEO, Amanda Blanc, being subjected to a number of sexist comments during the business’ AGM. Additionally, new analysis by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has found that despite ongoing efforts towards workplace gender equality, there is passive and even active resistance to gender equality, particularly from male managers.
Is the Golden Rule insufficient for true inclusion?
May 18, 2022by included
Is the Golden Rule insufficient for true inclusion?
Many of us were brought up with the Golden Rule: ‘treat others as you would wish to be treated.’ However, in order to be truly inclusive, we should try to adapt to others.
How does mental health impact inclusion?
May 12, 2022by included
How does mental health impact inclusion?
The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May) is loneliness. One in four adults experience loneliness, and if experienced for a prolonged period of time, this can lead to mental health problems.
Systems are a key driver of inclusion
May 5, 2022by included
Systems are a key driver of inclusion
Inclusion has to happen by design. Making small tweaks to organisational processes can have a significant positive impact on D&I.
Why is the environment a key impact area for inclusion?
April 28, 2022by included
Why is the environment a key impact area for inclusion?
‘Greenwashing’ is the overstating or masking effect of climate advocacy, or the understating of a product’s negative impact on the climate. In response to rising popular interest in sustainability, some brands use environmental sustainability buzzwords misleadingly. Consumers are not exclusively purchasing based on price and quality, but are interested in who they are purchasing from. Therefore, positioning a brand or product as ‘green’ can be profitable. A UN group has recently been set up to tackle greenwashing and brands are increasingly being held accountable for their claims.
Are you an inclusive leader?
April 25, 2022by included
Are you an inclusive leader?
Part of being an inclusive leader is practising empathy in the workplace. For example, recalling times when you have felt excluded, for example, and using this to deepen your relationships with your colleagues and clients and build trust.
D&I for financial services
April 22, 2022by included
D&I for financial services
The financial services sector is uniquely placed to make a significant impact on D&I.
#MeToo and returning to the office
March 16, 2022by included
#MeToo and returning to the office
It’s been five years since the #MeToo movement was born. The news of Harvey Weinstein’s extensive history of sexual harassment was broken in the New York Times telling of decades of systematic harassment and assault. Tarana Burke coined the phrase ‘Me Too’ in 2006 and the movement forced conversation about the intersection of gender, power, and sexual assault and harassment.
Supporting marginalised groups in Ukraine
March 2, 2022by included
Supporting marginalised groups in Ukraine
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, it puts the safety of Ukrainian people and their right to determine their own future at stake. Russian citizens are also isolated through travel bans, barred financial transactions, and being shut out of a range of world events. Impacts have been felt globally, especially in neighbouring countries who have been most affected by the refugee crisis and Russia’s historical actions. Stories of racism experienced by Black people at the border and antisemitism are showing further divisions.
Measuring Pay Gaps: Challenges and solutions
February 16, 2022by included
Measuring Pay Gaps: Challenges and solutions
The gender pay gap (GPG) mandatory reporting deadline is fast approaching in the UK, and the possibility of mandatory ethnicity pay gap (EPG) reporting has been discussed by the government. Accurate and transparent data is essential for furthering equity and inclusion in the workplace. If we don’t measure the problem, we can’t see the problem. If we can’t see the problem, we can’t fix the problem.
A more inclusive 2022
December 14, 2021by included
A more inclusive 2022
This has been a tumultuous year – the first spent entirely in a pandemic in at least 100 years. For many of us, trying to find the silver linings in what has been undoubtedly a difficult time has meant trying new things or learning new skills – maybe we’ve really leaned into baking bread regularly, or finally decided to start learning a new language, or found that we really enjoy knitting!
Improving accessibility at work and online
November 18, 2021by included
Improving accessibility at work and online
Accessibility evaluates a product, event, or situation from the perspective of whether people with different abilities can easily use it. 6% of the world’s population is affected by deafness or hearing loss, 1% uses a wheelchair, 2.6% have an intellectual disability and 1.7% is affected by blindness or a visual impairment. Each of these areas are covered when we are talking about accessibility. Situational factors are also an accessibility consideration, such as affordability or the balancing of caregiving responsibilities.
Inclusive recruitment practices
November 3, 2021by included
Inclusive recruitment practices
We recently surveyed our newsletter subscribers to understand the pressing D&I topics at the top of our community’s agenda. Reviewing our practical experience, we’ve gathered guidance and insight from our team at Included.
Tackling misogyny in the workplace
October 20, 2021by included
Tackling misogyny in the workplace
In the aftermath of the brutal murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa in London this year, conversations on women’s safety have spanned across our homes, friendship circles, the media, and our workplaces. Reports showed Sarah’s killer being investigated for being in a WhatsApp group with five other police officers and sharing “discriminatory” messages – including misogynistic content. Such inappropriate, offensive and dangerous language and behaviours must be condemned not just by the Metropolitan Police but also by all employers and employees alike.
Mental health in the workplace
October 8, 2021by included
Mental health in the workplace
World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. Stress has increased since the start of the pandemic, while job insecurity and isolated remote work have provided additional challenges for mental health in the workplace.
Does technology always help accessibility?
September 23, 2021by included
Does technology always help accessibility?
The 23rd September is International Day of Sign Languages, which falls in International Week of Deaf People.
Black to Front: Is media representation enough?
September 16, 2021by included
Black to Front: Is media representation enough?
On Saturday 10th September, Channel 4 broadcasted it’s ‘Black to Front’ project: a day to promote and improve Black representation both on and off screen. It’s 24 hr schedule featured a mix of new and existing programmes, created and delivered by Black presenters, actors, writers and experts, contributors, and programme-makers. Online audience reception of the project has varied; some have been impressed by the active effort and commitment and others have questioned the impermanence of the initiative.
From Refugee to Resettlement
September 2, 2021by included
From Refugee to Resettlement
Watching events unfold in Afghanistan over the past weeks has brought with it deep concern for all the people of Afghanistan as a result of the crisis that has erupted in such a traumatic way. The return of the Taliban has created fear and deep concern amongst women and other minority groups, including LGBTQ+ and religious minorities, as well as people who had previously worked with Western Forces.
Racial disparities in UK policing
August 10, 2021by included
Racial disparities in UK policing
A recently published report by the UK Home Affairs Committee into racial disparities in policing has found that “serious and deep rooted racial disparities” still exist in policing, over twenty years on from the seminal findings of the McPherson Report, published following the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence and its aftermath. The inquiry set out to examine the progress against Sir William Macpherson’s original recommendations, and concerns that progress had stalled in some key areas of policing. In the words of Baroness Lawrence, the mother of Stephen Lawrence, “things have become stagnant and nothing seems to have moved.”
Progress in women’s sports
August 9, 2021by included
Progress in women’s sports
In the sports clothing business, it used to be the case that many of the top fitness brands would take a men’s product and ‘shrink it and pink it’ as they say in the industry. You’ll probably have noticed that more and more we see brands, products and even events, which have been developed to meet a woman’s wishes, as well as their physiological needs. As business wakes up to the women’s athletic market what of the sports themselves?
South Asian Heritage Month: Celebrate and educate
August 4, 2021by included
South Asian Heritage Month: Celebrate and educate
South Asian Heritage Month in the UK runs from 18 July to 17 August. Beginning in 2020, it aims to provide a space for individuals to celebrate South Asian heritage and history, and to help others understand what this means in the 21st century.
Critical Race Theory definition, controversy, and optimism
July 28, 2021by included
Critical Race Theory definition, controversy, and optimism
What is the definition of Critical Race Theory? Included‘s positioning paper examines the definition of Critical Race Theory, as well as the arguments from proponents and opponents of the concept. Find out Included‘s position and more information about the concept in this piece.
Make the end of lockdown more inclusive
July 28, 2021by included
Make the end of lockdown more inclusive
The UK comes out of lockdown
The aftermath of the UEFA Euro 2020 Final
July 14, 2021by included
The aftermath of the UEFA Euro 2020 Final
The aftermath of the UEFA Euro 2020 final was a sharp reminder to everyone here at Included of the harrowing realities which give us our purpose as a company.
Personal reflection of racism following UEFA Euro 2020 Final
July 14, 2021by included
Personal reflection of racism following UEFA Euro 2020 Final
I am exhausted, really exhausted. Not the kind of exhaustion that you can get from working out in the gym or even rushing to meet all the demanding work tasks that we must do. It’s that exhaustion that comes from being emotionally tired – weariness. That emotional exhaustion that doesn’t lift from a good night’s sleep….
Recognising the dignity of Canada’s indigenous people
July 1, 2021by included
Recognising the dignity of Canada’s indigenous people
Thursday 1 July 2021 is Canada Day – the day celebrating the 154th anniversary of Canada becoming an independent country. Most years, the day is marked with celebrations nationwide with people coming together for BBQs, lawn games, carnivals, pancake breakfasts, volunteer initiatives, and celebratory fireworks.
Social Inclusion
June 11, 2021by included
Social Inclusion
Amongst the many issues that the Covid 19 pandemic has surfaced in the UK and in other developed nations, is the widening inequality gap. The inequality gap has always existed, but the pandemic has thrown it into sharp relief.
The Silent Army
June 8, 2021by included
The Silent Army
Reflecting on National Carers Week (7-13 June 2021) really shone a light on the millions of carers in the UK who offer unstinting practical care and emotional support to their loved ones. This silent army of family members (at times including young children) don’t always receive financial support or official recognition, but without whom the existing fragile social care system would collapse.
Systemic Transformation + Personal Transformation = Progress
June 3, 2021by included
Systemic Transformation + Personal Transformation = Progress
It is one year and one week since George Floyd was murdered by a racist police officer. The intervening period has seen large scale protest around the world and a long overdue awakening of white people to the injustices that people of colour are subject to. This has resulted in soul searching around the legacy of colonialism and slavery, and efforts by institutional bodies and other organisations to confront their own deficiencies that often result in an imbalance in power and privilege in relation to people from different ethnic groups.
Walking in allyship
May 6, 2021by included
Walking in allyship
In the past couple of years, the concept of allyship has gained real ground in organisations. However, it is worth noting that whilst allyship may be a relatively new concept for many, it has long existed in the LGBT community which trailblazed the concept very effectively, so its broader take-up is long overdue and to be welcomed.
Action for culture change and inclusion
April 8, 2021by included
Action for culture change and inclusion
The first quarter of this year has shone an unforgiving light on the endemic issues of racism, sexism and socio economic inequality in the UK. Whilst these issues have long existed, as a society we have, to all intents and purposes, colluded in accommodating them, by accepting them as just part and parcel of everyday life, but recent events are challenging this.
Hybrid working in focus
April 1, 2021by included
Hybrid working in focus
Over the past year, organisations have been forced through circumstance to embrace new and different ways of working. Some were already in the vanguard of remote working. For others, the move towards it had been slowly increasing. Realistically, it may have taken another generation to achieve the scale we have witnessed since the start of the pandemic.
Inclusion, Inclusion, Inclusion!
March 25, 2021by included
Inclusion, Inclusion, Inclusion!
This week marks one year since the start of the official Covid lockdown response in the UK. It’s been the start of a new reality for everyone. Paradoxically, whilst it’s been a year of exclusion, we have also witnessed new forms of inclusion.
Grasping the inflection point!
March 18, 2021by included
Grasping the inflection point!
The events of the past week in the UK which saw the senseless death of Sarah Everard, a woman walking home alone, can best be viewed as an inflection point on gender violence. The public response has been visceral and unprecedented, and has put violence against women front and centre of public consciousness resulting in a call to action that has not been seen or heard before.
Metrics help take a targeted approach to inclusion
February 26, 2021by included
Metrics help take a targeted approach to inclusion
Diversity is about getting the right mix of people, with the right skills and competencies. Inclusion is about making sure the mix we have works.
Fatigue and renewal
February 18, 2021by included
Fatigue and renewal
We spend most of our day talking with clients, and in many cases you’re telling us that you are tired and even exhausted. We trust that’s not from talking to us, but rather due in no small part to the collective situation we’re in!
Intersectionality: LGBT & Black History Month
February 12, 2021by included
Intersectionality: LGBT & Black History Month
It’s LGBT history month in the UK and Black history month in the US. Rather than seeing these as two separate events, how might we see them as related, whoever and wherever we might be?
Blurred boundaries: homeworking takes its toll
January 28, 2021by included
Blurred boundaries: homeworking takes its toll
As a recent LinkedIn post mentioned, those of us who are homeworking might stop and reflect – homeworking means we have work and we have a home, and this at least is a fortunate starting point.
Staying centred
January 21, 2021by included
Staying centred
Yesterday, the USA witnessed a peaceful transfer of power. The fact we even have to write this demonstrates the significance of the moment. After a violent mob stormed the Capitol building, yesterday witnessed the inauguration of Biden and Harris – as the first ever female Vice President.
Looking ahead to 2021
January 7, 2021by included
Looking ahead to 2021
As we begin 2021, we’ve heard so many friends and colleagues celebrate that 2020 is over. It was a difficult year, no doubt about it, and for many of us it has tested our collective resilience more than any year in recent memory. Despite this difficulty, though, we were as a society inspired to find incredibly innovative solutions to the various problems we were presented with. Whole industries moved to more flexible ways of working – from home, via video-chat, and with our kids or pets wreaking havoc in the background. We developed new methods for getting our groceries and food deliveries with minimal contact, seriously increased our capabilities to deliver tele-healthcare, and found ways to remain connected to our friends and families despite not being able to see each other physically.
Launch: f(i)’s first impact report
December 10, 2020by included
Launch: f(i)’s first impact report
Today is a big day for Frost Included. We are honoured to publish and share with you our first ever Impact Report. The report, with a foreword by Baroness Doreen Lawrence, reflects on some of the key themes, learning and success factors we have gathered in our global inclusion work over the last decade, and the measurable impact they have had.
Exhausted by an extraordinary year!
December 3, 2020by included
Exhausted by an extraordinary year!
As we come toward the end of the year, one thing seems to be true for all of us no matter what industry, organisation, or country we’re working in: we’re exhausted.
Reflecting on 2020
November 18, 2020by included
Reflecting on 2020
As we come toward the end of this tumultuous year, the f(i) team has decided to reflect together on what has certainly been an historic 2020. This has come together in an article that we have co-created reflecting on the impacts of three key events of this year: COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and the 2020 US Election. Below are some excerpts from the forthcoming article.