After multiple reviews, it is time for a Race Equality Strategy to fundamentally change the system

All young people should be able to learn about trailblazers like John Archer, who was elected mayor of Battersea in 1913 to become the first Black mayor in London; Paul Stephenson, the brave leader of the Bristol Bus boycott, and Mary Seacole who set up the ‘British Hotel’ in 1855 behind the enemy lines of …

Racism, Racist, Systemic… a literal reminder.

A reminder that we need to reflect and re-engage with issues around race, racism and systemic issues that surround us all.

For White Teachers in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter

For White Teachers in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter This is a post for white teachers – it doesn’t matter if you teach at predominantly white schools or schools with a majority of students of color. I don’t pretend to have big “A” Answers, but what I hope this post does is help you make sense of …

How To Be Your Authentic Self At Work (And Why It Matters)

Peter prided himself on being “buttoned-up” as an executive. He had been taught to be professional and polished in every circumstance. This all seemed to work okay for the first decade or so of his career. But then something went wrong. He noticed that his team was uninspired. Their engagement scores were low, and he …

100 Great Black Britons – Patrick Vernon; Angelina Osborne; | Foyles Bookstore

Synopsis A long-overdue book honouring the remarkable achievements of key Black British individuals over many centuries, in collaboration with the 100 Great Black Britons campaign founded and run by Patrick Vernon OBE. 'Buillding on decades of scholarship, this book by Patrick Vernon and Dr Angelina Osborne brings the biographies of Black Britons together and vividly …

Making the horse thirsty…

Having been in the business sector in senior management for nearly two decades. I found myself in my first leadership role nearly a decade ago. I hadn't planned on joining the "ranks" again but I felt I had no choice. I wrote this at the time and thought I'd lost it until I scoured my …

Why I wore a watch on holiday..

"OMG look at your tan.. you look great!"...and such like will be the most heard of comments at this time of the year. Many of our colleagues would normally be jetting off to or returning from sunnier climates. In the past and still today I too have enjoyed my travels to lands far from the …

Ethnicity Pay Reporting – AAT response

Following on from the publication of the Ethnic Pay Gap by the Office of National Statistics, the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has provided a response to the methodology used. Where it mirrors Gender Pay Gap and where it falls short. It also discusses the lessons that should be learned from the Gender Pay Gap …

Ethnicity Pay Gap UK – ONS

The link for the recent report by the Office for National Statistics was released today (9 July 2029). Read the full report here. The main takeaways are... Main points • This report presents the first analysis of ethnicity pay gaps in Great Britain using newly reweighted earnings data from the Annual Population Survey. • This …

Sticks and Stones by Imrana Mahmood

Sticks and Stones by Imrana Mahmood. An evocative poem growing up in England as a Muslim woman.