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Chaired by Dr Omar Khan, CEO at Runnymede Trust

Around 12.5% of the UK population are black and minority ethnic (BAME) - yet they hold just 6% of top management positions. Recent CIPD research revealed that one in five BAME employees believe their careers have been hampered by discrimination, compared to just 11% of white British employees. Closing this representation gap is an urgent challenge - and a major opportunity, which could add £24bn to the economy annually.

How can organisations transform their talent acquisition schemes to attract the BAME leaders of tomorrow?

Runnymede Trust is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank that generates intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.

Each year at EY the board, HR and resourcing teams, challenge whether they are achieving their BME targets. Sally Bucknell, Director, Diversity & Inclusiveness at EY will share how since the inception of their programme the BME partner representation has gone up by around 5% and more of their BME population are receiving high performance ratings.

By unlocking the power of your BAME staff network, organisations can enable them to play a crucial role in sharpening and channelling an authentic employee voice as well as building organisational capacity around inclusive behaviours.  At this breakfast, learn from Cherron Inko Tariah MBE, Founder of The Power of Staff Networks about how to get them right.

Hear from a young BAME leader, about how they overcame the barriers faced as a black man from a council estate to become a leader in their field.

 

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