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Diversity Mark NI Vice Chair awarded CBE

Dr. Bryan Keating has been awarded a CBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list for services to economic development in Northern Ireland.  Dr Keating has been a director of and an investor in a number of Northern Ireland technology businesses over the last four decades and is the former chairman of MATRIX, Northern Ireland’s … READ MORE

Guardian Public Service Diversity Award for NIFRS

At a very special evening in London on Tuesday the winners of this year’s Guardian Public Service Awards were revealed.  We are very proud of our members at the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service for being awarded the Diversity & Inclusion Award. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service serves a population of 1.8 … READ MORE

Diversity Success for Deloitte at Danske Bank Breakfast

Danske Bank Chief Executive Kevin Kingston hosted our November Diversity breakfast in the Danske Bank Board Room earlier this month.  Kevin welcomed other Diversity Mark NI members and business leaders and used the opportunity as a chance to discuss the positive cultural changes required to address gender diversity in the workplace. Our head of business … READ MORE

Women in Business Awards for Diversity Mark NI Members

WIBNI 2018 Awards The Women in Business Awards celebrate, reward and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of the most successful, entrepreneurial and inspiring business women throughout Northern Ireland. Now in their 8th year, the Women in Business Awards allow all sectors and industries to come together for an evening of celebration to … READ MORE

October Diversity breakfast at the SHS Group

Belfast-based SHS Group, distributors of many well-known consumer brands such as Shloer and WKD, is the latest company to be presented with a gender diversity award at an intimate diversity breakfast attended by a selection of guests from the Northern Ireland business community. Elaine Birchall, chief executive of SHS Group was delighted to receive the … READ MORE

Homecare Independant Living celebrate Diversity success

We are proud to have HCIL on board as Bronze Gender Diversity Award Winners.   “At HCIL, we celebrate the diverse team we have and the wide range of careers and opportunities within our businesses.  A diverse workforce makes our business stronger, more empathetic, more dynamic, more innovative and more adaptable to the changes our … READ MORE

Diversity Mark NI Independant Assessment Event

Diversity Mark NI (DMNI) enables organisations of all sizes, from all sectors to apply for a charter mark which will recognise their commitment to and progress on diversity, namely gender. Independent Assessors give their time freely as they are passionate about being involved in making a positive impact on our economy through diversity. They bring a robust rigour to the process and are an asset to DMNI. Judith Gillespie, former Deputy [...] READ MORE

Christine White Appointed Head of Business

Christine White was recently appointed as Head of Business of Diversity Mark NI and she is delighted with the success of the organisation over its first 12 months. She is keen to continue to make a difference to the NI Economy through the promotion of Diversity Mark NI to all companies throughout NI. As she explained, “diversity accreditation will set businesses and organisations apart.  Focus on diversity is not only the right thing to do, [...] READ MORE

Top Local Businesses Recognised

Eleven local businesses have today been acknowledged for their commitment to advancing gender diversity in the work place, receiving Bronze Gender Diversity Charter Marks. Diversity Mark NI Ltd, was set up by Women in Business to deliver the Charter Mark, it is the first of its kind and awards organisations for their commitment to progress on gender diversity. Business who have been recognised today have committed to steps to address areas [...] READ MORE

Women in Business Launch Charter Mark NI

Today over 300 of Northern Ireland’s business leaders attended the second annual Chair’s Lunch at the Europa Hotel where Women in Business Chair, Imelda McMillan from O’Reilly Stewart solicitors launched the Gender Diversity Charter Mark Northern Ireland. Introduced by Women in Business, the Gender Diversity Charter Mark NI is the first of its kind and enables organisations to apply for a Charter Mark which will recognise their commitment [...] READ MORE

Gender Diversity Charter Mark NI

This Charter enables organisations to apply for a charter mark which will recognise their commitment to, and progress on, gender diversity. The Charter follows a methodology of self-assessment, target-setting and review, and it prioritises continuous progression with goals set by, and appropriate to, each individual organisation.