People are multi-dimensional in their identities and may identify with several different marginalised or minority groups at the same time. These overlapping identities can result in multiple and intersecting forms of bias, discrimination and disadvantage, both in the workplace and in wider society.

Intersectionality provides a framework for considering our different identities and experiences in order to understand the complexity of biases and prejudices that people can face and take steps to address any resulting inequality or discrimination.

In this webinar, we drew on expert insight, ‘lived experience’ interviews and original drama to look at how an intersectional approach can support inclusion and help to achieve more equitable outcomes.

The webinar covered:

  • What we mean by ‘intersectionality’
  • How our intersecting identities can overlap to create privilege or disadvantage
  • Why taking an intersectional approach is key to more effective inclusion
  • The importance of collecting and analysing data
  • How to put an intersectional approach into practice

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New course gives an in-depth introduction to intersectionality

Intersectionality training for businesses

Our new film-based intersectionality course explains the concept of intersectionality and demonstrates how taking an intersectional approach can support greater inclusion and achieve more equitable outcomes.

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘intersectionality’
  • Understand how personal characteristics such as our race, class, sex or religion intersect with one another to form our unique identities
  • Explain what we mean by ‘privilege’ and why it is intersectional
  • Appreciate that there may be many different ‘voices’ within a marginalised or minority community
  • Set out the key benefits for organisations and employers of taking an intersectional approach
  • Incorporate intersectionality into specific workplace practices and attitudes

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