An evening with Afua Hirsch

An evening with Afua Hirsch to discuss her new book Brit(ish) - On Race, Identity and Belonging Brit(ish). 

Date:   3 May 2018

Time:   5.00pm - Registration, networking and refreshments
6.00pm - Discussion starts

Venue: Knowledge Dock, Zone 3, Docklands Campus
The evening will provide an opportunity to talk to Afua about her book, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

Afua Hirsch is a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker. She is the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News and was previously a correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian.

All welcome.

5th Annual Global Equality & Diversity Conference & Awards

Driving up Equality - Building Inclusion

Thursday 22 November 2018

Crowne Plaza London Docklands

Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London, E16 1AL

Global Equality & Diversity is now Live for 2018

Book now and join the conversation using #gedconf


A revolution is taking place in equality and diversity strategies, personal attitudes, behaviour thresholds and organisational activity affecting gender, race, equality and ethnicity. GED provides the largest video and podcast platform for updating research and managerial knowledge in the field. Understanding, measuring, analysing and responding with solutions to that change will continue at pace in 2018.
The GED programme was one of the first to identify the power of transparency and new data. GED is tracking, publishing, cataloguing and celebrating insight, innovation and achievement throughout the year online and at the major GED Conference and Awards on Thursday 22 November 2018.


Topics covered will include:

Creating inclusive business models for staff and clients
Benchmarking 'improving diversity and inclusion' in different industries
Adapting to new transparency legislation impacts
Case studies of  staff and service processes and policies which are providing measurable progress
Research insights into trends in equality, diversity and inclusion practice, in the UK or internationally
Case studies of the challenges related to devising and implementing equality, inclusion and diversity policy in organisations
Public and big data sets, benchmarks and metrics to inform policy and practice in service and goods delivery
Understanding how individuals perceive and respond to equality, inclusion and diversity measures in their own workplace


Introducing GED Bright Sparks - Moments of Insight and Ignition

15 minute presentations setting out a key insight, research conclusion or management action

Through our combination of debate, workshop, case studies and Bright Sparks stages, GED will showcase and bring recognition to the best in personnel development, organisation transformation and research.

Industry sectors are coming under differentiated scrutiny with new published data, such as the youth and male bias in new media and computing, the gender predominance of women in caring sectors, the gender predominance of men in finance and banking and the pay gap and promotion issues. 

Every month, GED will hold Studio sessions on sector issues, best practice and the dilemmas of managing change to keep you up to date with developments and solutions.

GED 2018 studios will particularly, but not exclusively, examine the following themes:

New media and online organisations
Social care and nursing
Higher education
Hospitality and tourism
The legal profession
Finance and banking
Technology and telecoms
Manufacturing and transport
All of which present different transparency and inclusion challenges, many needing differing solutions.
All presentations, filmed and also hosted online after the event, help create a unique digital library of professional development material in this fast developing discipline.
Every participant will have access to the library to share with their colleagues.


GED 2017 was attended by a wide range of organisations

Organisations who attended the 2017 Global Equality & Diversity Conference 2017 included:

AIG | BAE Systems plc | Barts Health NHS Trust | Bedfordshire Police | Bournemouth University | BPP University | Bright Network | British Gas | Capita HR Solutions | Carnival UK Group | Central England Co-operative | Changing Faces | Civil Aviation Authority | Corby Borough Council | Crisis | De La Rue | Diversity and Ability | Diversity by Design | Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion | Equality and Human Rights Commission | Financial Ombudsman Service | Gapsquare | Health Education England | Holman Fenwick Willan LLP | John Lewis Partnership | Katalytik Ltd | Kingston University | Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust | London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | London Fire Brigade | Manchester Metropolitan University | Marshall E-Learning Consultancy | Medway NHS Foundation Trust | Middlesex University | More Difference | MSL | National Equality Standard | National Museums Liverpool | Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business | Northern Trust | Nottingham Trent University | Penrose Care Ltd | Professional Diversity Consultants | Queen Mary University of London | Dalhousie University, Canada | Seetec | Sightsavers | Specsavers | Springboard Consultancy | Suffolk Constabulary | The Chartered Management Institute | The Electoral Commission | The Fawcett Society | TLT LLP | University of Bristol Students’ Union | University of East London | University of Leeds | University of Liverpool | University of London International Programmes | University of Roehampton | University of Southampton | Westfield Europe | IBM UK | Southampton Football Club | LV=


GED 2017 brought together over 150 professionals

Job titles of professionals who attended the 2017 Global Equality & Diversity Conference 2017 included:

Chairman and Group Managing Director | Communications Director | HR Director | Associate Professor | Chancellor | Chief Executive | Corporate Engagement Manager | Corporate Responsibility Manager | Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) | Director | Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Advisor | Diversity and Inclusion Director | Doctoral Researcher | Equality and Inclusion Manager | Executive Director of HR & OD | Head of Inclusion & Learning Support | Head of Service | HR Manager | Inclusion Manager | Managing Director | Partner | Professor | Quality Lead, Medical Education | Senior Account Manager | Senior Lecturer & Staff Governor | Strategy and Programmes Officer | Trustee | Vice Dean | Vice-Chancellor

Online Group Licences for GED 2018

Alternatively, bring staff and clients together to watch GED 2018 online

The group online licence gives your organisation the best of both worlds – a delegate place at the conference to take advantage of all the networking opportunities attending GED 2018 affords and also the chance for their wider team to watch the event live from their workplace.  An ideal way to bring key staff up to speed on all the latest practice and research from our expert speakers without the need to leave the office.



Who Should Attend GED 2018?

The conference will attract business and public sector staff with responsibility for equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation, including:

HR Directors | Talent Managers | Heads of Equality and Diversity | Research Directors | Business Development Directors | Board Members | Academics and Researchers | Business Research and Development | Sector Specific Experts | Recruitment Personnel | Careers Personnel | Charities and Stakeholder Organisations | Workforce Transformation Managers

For more information about the programme, awards, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Karen Stewart on 0207 324 4330 or

21 Questions: Domestic Abuse Special - Monday 8 May 2017

Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) have organised, with the University of East London's Noon Centre, the highly-acclaimed talk series '21 Questions' to present a Domestic Abuse Special which will take place in May and recorded for online broadcast this June. This particular episode is a carefully constructed Domestic Abuse Special which will see a group of incredible campaigners, MPs and experts gather to discuss domestic abuse before the camera.

Why? New research has revealed that: 

46% of our young people are already being subjected to relationship abuse in their teenage years 

Domestic abuse leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week 

Accounts for 16% of all violent crime (Source: Crime in England and Wales 04/05 report), however, it is still the violent crime least likely to be reported to the police.

Has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average there will have been 35 assaults before a victim calls the police).

Charity Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) has been making waves in the domestic abuse pandemic for over a year, during which time we have formed an All-Party Parliamentary Group to have healthy relationships taught as compulsory in all UK schools as a step towards promoting better relationship and life choices. Finally, this has been achieved. Still, as our founder Dr Diahanne Rhiney has said openly in The Huffington Newspaper 'Let's celebrate progress... and then get to work.' Combined with 21 Questions' reputation for bringing real life issues to the forefront via their unique open conversation approach, this event is set to tackle domestic abuse head on; discussing the things that the media is reluctant to and posing questions to campaigners and MPs that are rarely asked. 

Join us to be a part of the audience for this live discussion which is centred upon giving a voice to the general public in 21 Questions' usual 'Nothing Is Taboo' style. The audience is the heart of this episode, we will ask you to submit your questions beforehand and actively take part in shaping the world around us through debate and conversation. 

On Monday, May 8 hosted by UEL's Noon Centre for Diversity and Equality, at the University of East London's University Square, Stratford Campus. We will seek to explore domestic abuse and tackle what can be done in parliament, policy, practice and the wider community. So far, our incredible team of panellists includes Celia Peachey (campaigner and daughter of Maria Stubbings), Sian Hawkins (Head of Public Affairs and Policy for Women's Aid), Kathy Evans (CEO, Children England) and The Right Honourable Baroness Hamwee (who presently sits on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Domestic Abuse). Our chair for the evening is Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) founder Dr Diahanne Rhiney.

This event is free, however, as a charity, your donations (small or large) are the only way we are able to educate and empower the next generation and combat the domestic abuse pandemic at a grass-roots level. Please donate any amount at checkout so that we can continue to make a difference. 

Join Us, S.W.I.M With Us. Book your free space today at