As we approach the end of Black History Month, Neil Couling CBE, reflects on the challenges of achieving equal representation for people from every ethnic background as the defining issue facing this generation.
2020 is the National Year of Inclusion for the Civil Service and the role of staff networks for supporting colleagues has become even more apparent during the pandemic. Both the Civil Service LGBT+ Network and Project Delivery Profession are here to support Civil Servants and provide a voice for their members across Government.
During these ‘unprecedented times’, we need to think harder than ever about D&I. We need to uphold our values and principles, and we need to make an extra effort to ensure that no one is left behind.
As things get to a more even keel in the ‘new normal’ phase, this is our opportunity to bring thinking about diversity and inclusion more to the fore. Not instead of, but alongside our day to day work.
For International Women’s Day 2020 Nick Smallwood celebrates the achievements of women throughout the Civil Service as well as reflects on the need to do more to ensure diversity throughout the project delivery profession.
To celebrate National Inclusion Week, we want to champion the diversity in our project delivery profession. Our very own Suzanne Newton, Head of Profession in the Home Office talks about her background and all she has learnt along the way.
On International Women’s Day, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate how far we’ve come in terms of gender equality and reflect on how much further we have to go. This is why we are today launching the Project Delivery Profession’s diversity and inclusion taskforce.
Hear from our Diversity and Inclusion Group as to how we promote fairness and equal opportunity within the IPA.