Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace means more than simply updating policies or adding a new initiative. Effecting such change requires a continuous push to holistically improve the business culture. In this webinar, VinciWorks was recently joined by law firm Pinsent Mason’s Diversity & Inclusion specialist Kate Dodd. Kate and her team worked with VinciWorks to create groundbreaking diversity training and Kate’s team was instrumental in winning first place in LGBT charity Stonewall’s most inclusive places to work for 2019.
During the webinar, we looked at the initiatives implemented by Kate and her team and explored how organisations can apply them to their own workplace.
Key talking points:
- What has Pinsent Masons changed in recent years to improve the culture?
- Was it difficult to get board buy-in for new initiatives?
- What benefits have the firm and staff seen as a result?
- What were the challenges in changing the culture and how were they overcome?
- What are the most important equality and diversity issues facing today’s workplaces?
- Answering any questions from registrants
Key takeaways – webinar poll results
- 12% of attendees feel diversity and inclusion is one of the top priorities in their organisation
- 60% said their organisation does not have any diversity initiatives in their organisation
- 54% of attendees have not done any pay gap reporting while only 3% have done reporting on more than just the gender pay gap
About the experts
Nick Henderson is Director of Course Development at VinciWorks and has played an important role in developing VinciWorks’ most interactive and customisable courses, such as Competition Law: Know Your Market, MyStory: Harassment and Bullying at Work, AML: Know Your Risk and GDPR: Privacy at Work. Nick is a policy expert with a background in public, voluntary and private sectors and has expert-level knowledge across a wide range of areas.
Kate Dodd is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant for Pinsent Masons LLP and Brook Graham Ltd. She advises Pinsent Masons, Brook Graham and their clients on a range of diversity topics and has a particular interest in working collaboratively with business leaders to develop the business case for cultural change. Kate works with companies to develop strategies to attract and retain the best talent, and to cultivate the skills needed to serve their clients and communities.
New diversity course release
Everyone has the right to be safe and respected at work, but this does not always happen. VinciWorks’ new course, MyStory: Diversity and inclusion at work, sheds light on stories of discrimination and sexual harassment all too frequently experienced by people in the workplace. The course is designed to bring to life the real impact of equality and diversity issues at work through hard-hitting stories. You can preview the course here.