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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Foundation Industries

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Foundation Industries

Mark.Freed / 01 Jul 2022

Men for Inclusion Founder Gary Ford contributes to the disucssion on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Foundation Industries

The Foundation Industries face challenges in delivering sustainable practices that meet UK Government Net-Zero targets. Without significant investment to transform the workplace and embed equality, diversity and inclusion, these industries risk missing out on vital skills needed to secure the future of the sectors.

On March 23rd 2022, Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ teamed up with Inclusioneering to deliver a workshop exploring Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Foundation Industries.

Speakers established what Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) means for the sectors and showcased individual and industry perspectives and success stories to encourage an industry-wide discussion about greater diversity and inclusion. The event was interactive with opportunities for audience members to engage with speakers in Q&A and to reflect on learning and ways ahead through breakout discussions.

The agenda was designed to spark discussion and thought, to take the audience on a journey through understanding, contextualising and building clarity on their own organisation’s next steps:

  • Surveying the EDI landscape of the Foundation Industries – Including an introduction from TFI Network+ and Keynote speaker Gary Ford, IT consultant and co-founder of Men for Inclusion.
  • Showcasing EDI success stories from the industries as well as practical advice and opportunity for questions. Moderated by Professor Sue Black, panellists were Myrtle Dawes, Lisa Nicholas, Dr. Kyra Sedransk Campbell and Jeffrey Fox.
  • Building commitment to EDI action – an opportunity for attendees to share experiences, advice, and best practices to define areas for collaboration across industry and EDI next steps for their organisations.


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