Trump victory is a setback for gender equality

The Women’s Equality Party said that Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election was a setback for gender equality. “Today we mark a double disaster: America’s rejection of what could have been its first female president and those voters’ acceptance of misogyny. Because let’s be clear, this was a referendum on equality. Donald Trump’s success demonstrates so… Read More »

FTSE 100 executive pipeline needs more women

An independent review is pressing ahead with proposals to ensure talented women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded. The review, headed up by Sir Philip Hampton, Chair of GlaxoSmithKline, and Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of UBM, focuses on senior women below the company board. Statistics released today (9 November 2016) show 25% of those… Read More »

FTSE Boards do not reflect UK’s ethnic diversity

FTSE Boards ‘do not reflect the ethnic diversity of the UK’ states The Parker Review report published, at an event held at EY’s UK headquarters, today (2nd November 2016). The report reveals that out of 1,087 director positions in the FTSE 100, only 8% of positions are held by directors of colour, of which 1.5% are UK citizens,… Read More »

UK Export Finance appoints Bhaskar Dasgupta

Bhaskar Dasgupta has joined UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency (ECA), as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), it was announced today (26th October 2016). As UKEF’s COO, Bhaskar will lead UKEF’s operations and business management, technology, operational risk, directing digital transformation and change programmes. He will also be responsible for developing and delivering UKEF’s… Read More »

Diversity UK Paul Stephenson Lecture

Diversity UK is to celebrate its 4th birthday with the inaugural Paul Stephenson Lecture to be given on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at the Speaker’s House in London. The Diversity UK Paul Stephenson lecture, in association with the Ethnic Minority Foundation, will highlight recent progress made by the home of British politics – one of the oldest democracies… Read More »

MSDUK Awards 2016

The MSDUK Awards 2016 were announced, by actress & author Meera Syal, on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. Among the winners were Shahid Sheikh OBE, Managing Director of Clifton Packaging, specialists in the manufacture of packaging, packaging machinery and contract packing in the food sector, who won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’… Read More »