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First Steps to LGBT Inclusion Webinar

Thank you to everyone that joined us today at our third in a series of ‘Driving Diversity’ events.  Today’s webinar ‘First Steps to LGBT Inclusion’ was presented by Fergal McFerran, Diversity Mark NI Independent Assessor and Account Manager at Stonewall UK. Fergal delivered an educational and extremely comprehensive presentation.   Some of the key learnings from …

Translink awarded Bronze Diversity Mark for workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Translink has been awarded the Bronze Diversity Mark for commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. This ‘Mark of Progress’ recognises Translink’s ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. The award is independently assessed by a team of business experts who look for evidence of a target driven approach at addressing gender diversity across their …

Silver Diversity Mark awarded to Danske Bank

The award recognises the bank’s commitment to embracing diversity and creating an inclusive culture where differences are seen as a strength and where people feel valued and realise their full potential. Diversity Mark applications are assessed by an independent panel of experts. Danske Bank demonstrated significant improvements in female representation at Board level and in …

Extern becomes first charity in Northern Ireland to achieve the Bronze Diversity Mark

The award recognises Extern’s commitment to creating working environments that are fair and positive for all genders. Diversity Mark applications are assessed by an independent panel of experts. The panel were particularly impressed with Extern’s clear ambitions and staff engagement resulting in a Diversity strategy to affect change, growth, and development.    Each year, Extern …

Don’t Let the Pandemic Set Back Gender Equality – Harvard Business Review

Progress towards greater gender equality has been hesitant and halting over the past five years and the Covid-19 pandemic now risks sending it into reverse. Harvard Business Review’s analysis shows that women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable to this crisis than men’s jobs: Women make up 39% of global employment but account for 54% …

Driving Diversity in a COVID-19 World – ‘Employee Led Networks’ Webinar

We want to thank everyone that joined us at our first ‘Driving Diversity in a Covid-19 World’ event. The theme for the inaugural virtual event was ‘Employee Led Networks’ and we were delighted to have Sandra Wright, HR Business Partner at Ulster Bank authentically share the Bank’s journey with this effective diversity initiative. Sandra shared that …

Allstate NI – the first company to be awarded the Silver Diversity Mark

Diversity Mark NI are thrilled to announce that Allstate NI are the first company in Northern Ireland to be awarded the Silver Diversity Mark Award. Allstate started their D&I journey with us three years ago and have shown passion, accountability, and proactive progression in reaching this milestone. Our Independent Assessors commended Allstate’s comprehensive nature of …

Energia Group & Encirc are awarded the Mark of Progress

We were delighted and proud to have presented energy company Energia Group and glass manufacturer Encirc Ltd. with the Bronze Diversity Mark this month. This robust award is independently assessed by our passionate and highly regarded voluntary independent assessors. The assessment panel acknowledged the passion, dedication, and commitment by the organisations to improve Gender Diversity …

Bronze Diversity Mark Celebrations

We were delighted and proud to have presented another five very progressive organisations with the Bronze Diversity Charter Mark. The robust award is independently assessed by our wonderfully passionate and highly regarded assessors. They acknowledged the continued passion, dedication and persistent striving by the organisations enhancing within Diversity & Inclusion not only their own working …

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