Tag: diversity and inclusion in the workplace


  • The Transformative Power of EDI

    The Transformative Power of EDI

    Christine White, Director at Diversity Mark, part of The WiB Group (This article appeared in the Irish News on 16 April 2024.) Equality, diversity, and inclusion. The three fundamentals of a society or workplace that prioritises fair treatment and opportunity for every individual. In my role at Diversity Mark, I’ve been fortunate to see firsthand…

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  • Could Flexible Working Lead to a Truly Inclusive Workplace?

    Could Flexible Working Lead to a Truly Inclusive Workplace?

    By Shruti Ambavat The Flexible Working Bill, effective from Saturday April 6, 2024, heralds a transformative era in employment practices, offering employees unprecedented rights to request flexible working conditions from the very first day of their employment in England, Scotland and Wales. One can argue that these changes are due to the disruption caused by…

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  • Terex Achieves Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Terex Achieves Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    Terex is proud to have achieved the Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation, a testament to their commitment and progress in championing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the organisation. “Achieving the Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation holds special significance, especially in the manufacturing sector,” said Alana Hopper, Site HR and DEI Lead, Terex. “Our industry has traditionally…

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  • Diversity Mark partners with BITCNI to promote Diversity and Inclusion

    Diversity Mark partners with BITCNI to promote Diversity and Inclusion

    Business in the Community (BITCNI) and Diversity Mark recently announced an exciting new partnership aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace throughout Northern Ireland. Within this partnership, a series of peer-learning and best practice-sharing events will be held specifically for EDI leaders. The first event was held on Wednesday 20th March at Allstate in…

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  • Baker McKenzie Launches New Domestic Abuse Policy

    Baker McKenzie Launches New Domestic Abuse Policy

    Global law firm and Silver Diversity Mark signatory, Baker McKenzie has announced the launch of a new Domestic Abuse Policy. In Northern Ireland, domestic abuse currently affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men, according to Belfast Women’s Aid. Domestic abuse is not limited to physical violence and can take the form of…

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  • Women’s Progress in the UK Workplace

    Women’s Progress in the UK Workplace

    By Shruti Ambavat The United Nations marked 1975 as the first International Women’s Year and International Women’s Day has been celebrated on the 8th of March every year since then. This year, we take a deep dive into how women in the UK workplaces have progressed and how the legal system has supported that. Since…

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  • BT Group NI achieve Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    BT Group NI achieve Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation

    We are delighted to share that BT Group Northern Ireland have been awarded the Bronze Diversity Mark Accreditation. The achievement reflects BT Group’s continued commitment to its Inclusion and Diversity agenda. Eleanor Hudson, Director at BT Group said: “I am delighted that here at BT we continue to invest and build inclusive teams at every…

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  • Multicultural Women’s Network Event

    Multicultural Women’s Network Event

    Women in Business, with the support of Diversity Mark and MRANI held the Multicultural Women’s Network Event at the Belfast Met E3 Campus on Wednesday 31st January. Hosted by Christine White and Orla McKeating from Diversity Mark, this engaging event revolved around the theme of ‘Building Confidence Across Cultures.’ Attendees not only had the chance…

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  • Business in the Community and Diversity Mark forge partnership to champion diversity and inclusion in Northern Ireland

    Business in the Community and Diversity Mark forge partnership to champion diversity and inclusion in Northern Ireland

    Business in the Community (BITCNI) and Diversity Mark have announced an exciting new partnership aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace throughout Northern Ireland. Over the coming months, BITCNI and Diversity Mark will organise a series of peer-learning and best practice-sharing events. These will be open to all organisations, irrespective of their Diversity…

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  • Inclusive Recruitment, Promotion and Allyship

    Inclusive Recruitment, Promotion and Allyship

    By Shruti Ambavat Did you know that 70% of employees in their 50s are not offered promotions? Or that words such as ‘aggressive’, ‘self-confident leader’ and ‘go-getter’ in job descriptions put off women from applying for such positions? This is what the participants of Nichola McGuinness’ recent session on Inclusive Recruitment and Allyship learnt. Well,…

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