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Making your business multigenerational: age bias and Generation Z

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 12th May

When you think of age bias, you might be forgiven for focusing on the discrimination of older generations in the workplace. It’s certainly a huge issue, but there’s evidence that the youngest members of your team might be subjected to equal –  if not, greater –  amounts of prejudice because of their age. The Equalities […]

Impostor syndrome: what it is, and how to overcome it

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 27th April

We hear a lot about impostor syndrome. Have a quick scroll through your social media feeds and you’re bound to find at least one post from someone who can’t quite believe that they deserve their success. In fact, apparently, as of 2021, 77% of the UK suffers from impostor syndrome. The term impostor syndrome is […]

Hair discrimination – how to embrace individuality

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 12th April

Wearing Black hair naturally, or in Black styles, is both celebratory and political. Since many styles have tribal or historical origins, it can be a nod to heritage or family history, and can also be linked to religious belief. Throughout history, Black people have faced discrimination due to their hair, and have long experienced pressure […]

Entertainment and Inclusion in 2022

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 28th March

Diversity in the entertainment industry has been a talking point for years, but how much progress has been made? As the annual awards show season celebrates the last year in film, we take a look at how identity plays a role in Hollywood success. The following videos showcase the stories and struggles of individuals from […]

Resources for supporting the people of Ukraine

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 8th March

On this year’s International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8th March 2022, we wanted to use this blog to highlight a list of resources and ways of supporting Ukraine that we have seen being shared by women in the tech and founder community. If you know of any other causes to include, please get in touch so […]

A firsthand experience of Autism in the workplace with Lottie Maddison

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 24th February

Over 700,000 people in the UK are on the Autism spectrum, but only 1 in 6 Autistic people in the UK have a full-time job. It’s wildly under-discussed that – without reasonable adjustments being made – the workplace can be a daunting experience for Autistic people who often have difficulties with communication and social interactions.  […]

Diversity & Inclusion Workplace Statistics in 2022

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 17th February

As of 2022, stats show that there have been significant strides when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. However, there is still so much further to go. Below you will find statistics from Gender, Ethnicity, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Social Class on how they are treated in companies and organisations across the […]

Interviewing Dr Julie Humphreys, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Reach plc

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 6th January

Interviewing Dr Julie Humphreys, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Reach plc We had the pleasure of catching up with Dr Julie Humphreys, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Reach, to hear more about her role and the impact of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the publishing industry.  Please tell us about yourself […]

Interviewing Head of Engineering at Thriva, Yemi Awoyemi

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 29th December

We had the opportunity to catch up with Yemi Awoyemi, Head of Engineering at Thriva. Druthers placed Yemi in their role in Feburary 2021. Here is what Yemi said about being onboarded during the pandemic. How did your first day/ week vary to other jobs you have started? How did they infuse their culture into […]

How to support deaf and hard of hearing people in the workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Friday 26th November

For the first time ever, primetime Saturday night television is propelling the conversation forward on how deaf and hard of hearing people can move through an often unaccommodating world. 

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