Wednesday 27 November 17:30 - 20:30

University of the Arts
272 High Holborn
Clerkenwell
London
WC1V 7EY

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MIDTOWN BIG IDEAS EXCHANGE

Business & Professional

DISCRIMINATING: IS DIVERSITY THE MOTHER OF ALL CREATIVITY?

In our third event of the 2019/20 Midtown Big Ideas Exchange (MBIE) programme we will focus on SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. The world is ever-changing and wonderfully diverse, this isn’t necessarily reflected when looking at the company floor and certainly not the corporate boardroom. At this event we will discuss whether it is businesses’ bottom-lines that are losing out.

The business case for diversity seems intuitive - building teams from a variety of backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, ages and sexual orientations offers different viewpoints and a wider range of experiences. Diverse teams are more representative of customers, can improve decision making and ultimately are able to innovate and problem-solve.

While improvements have been made in recent years, there is still much to do to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace and make organisations reflective of society, for the benefit of all stakeholders.

At this event you’ll be able to hear from Midtown business leaders who are tackling the issue of workplace inequality head-on and learn why diversity is offers commercial advantage.

What to expect - attend this event and learn:

• How to nurture an inclusive company culture

• What elements need to be tackled to create a fully inclusive workforce?

• What steps companies in Midtown are taking to narrow the gender pay gap

• The importance of unconscious bias training

• How diversity can improve innovation

• What practices make a company an enabler or blocker for reduced inequality?

Speakers Panel:

Chair: Michael Wilson, Business Broadcaster and writer

Full speaker panel to be announced shortly

When

Wednesday 27th November, 2019.

Registration from 5.30pm, with the main event from 6.00 – 7.15pm, and networking and drinks reception to 8.00pm.

Where

University of the Arts

272 High Holborn

London WC1V 7EY

(fully accessible)

Want to find out more? Learn about the Midtown Big Ideas Exchange 2019/20 here.

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