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Events 2016-17


Details regarding GED 2017: Building Growth through Inclusion and Diversity are now available here.
GED 2017, supported by E&Y National Equality Standard; Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion; WEConnect International and in partnership with the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business at UEL, will give you the tools you need to comply with, and manage the impact of, the government’s equality and diversity policy on your organisation.
All sectors, public and private, are coming under scrutiny, including 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 issues in education from primary to university. 
At GED 2017 we will provide the most up to date benchmarking for organisations preparing for the publication dates in 2018 and lessons from major companies on how they have approached and prepared solutions to the issues thrown up.

The Government has put transparency centre-stage in its programme for equality and diversity for this parliament.
Most companies are addressing this challenge, while other organisations are already advanced in their strategies and practices to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion in every aspect of their business.
Organisations in different sectors are often starting from different points to demonstrate progress to staff, stakeholders, clients and service users. On gender pay, organisations will be publishing one set of metrics in April 2018.
We want to hear from public and private organisations about best practice and examples of other metrics, methodologies and insights being used to address equality and diversity challenges.
We are seeking case studies, research work and examples of best practice and impact for presentation, particularly, but not exclusively, from the following sectors:


• 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
• Uniformed public sector


The following organisations are already participating in GED 2017: Building Growth through Inclusion and Diversity. See current agenda here


Bright Network

Capita Employee Benefits

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Diversity Analytics

Diversity by Design

Diversity Jobs

More Difference


Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Katalytik Ltd

National Equality Standard (NES)

More Difference

Professional Diversity Consultants LLP

Springboard Consultancy – group live stream licence

Working Families

The Fawcett Society

Barts Health NHS Trust

Bournemouth University

BBP University

Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities, (CIFLAC)

Dalhousie University, Canada

DnA Matters

UCL Engineering

Health Education England

Kingston University

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

London Fire Brigade

Manchester Metropolitan University

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Middlesex University

Queen Mary University of London

Suffolk Constabulary - group live stream licence

The Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business

University of Bristol Students’ Union

University of East London

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool


Job titles of professionals already participating include:


Associate Professor


Chief Executive

Corporate Engagement Manager

Corporate Responsibility Manager

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)


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



Quality Lead, Medical Education

Senior Account Manager

Senior Lecturer & Staff Governor

Strategy and Programmes Officer


Vice Dean



We expect places to become scarce as the agenda continues to develop to include case studies from major UK and international businesses. 


To hear the very latest thinking and best practice from global organisations and businesses book your place here.


You’ll also see that several organisations have already signed up to our group licence, enabling them to bring together clients and staff to participate in GED 2017 live online from their workplace. For more information about how the group licence can work for you, please do contact me, Karen Stewart on 0207 324 4330 or

And, if your organisation wishes to use GED 2017 as a platform to engage with our professional audience, then do get in touch regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

The GED Awards - 
Deadline extended

We have received a wide range of entries from both business, including AIG, IBM, and public sector organisations such as Transport for London and a number of major NHS Trusts. Do you have a a colleague or a piece of work you think deserves recognition and would like to enter the GED Awards 2017?

The GED 2017 Awards are a key, solutions focussed, learning and sharing platform for public and private sector equality and diversity professionals and academics who are developing and adopting new approaches to equality and diversity in business and globally.

Award winners are leaders building understanding and leading the way to embrace transparency and demonstrate impact within their business.

Nominations and entries are open illuminating the most innovative research, publishing and impact solutions and approaches within public and private sector organisations.

Deadline for entries is Monday 31st July 2017
Need help with your submission? We will guide you through. Contact Karen Stewart at or on 0207 324 4330.
The GED Awards 2017 ceremony will be broadcast from the Global Equality & Diversity: Embracing Transparency – Demonstrating Impact Conference on Thursday 30th November 2017.
Who can nominate?
Anyone can nominate an organisation or individual.  And organisations can self nominate, highlighting the work of one of their divisions or an individual.
Public and private organisations, including charities and NGOs, are welcome to nominate not only their work with staff but also their contribution to equality and diversity through their products, services, works, funding or other activities and partnerships that can be shown to make a difference.
For more information about the programme, awards, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Karen Stewart on 0207 324 4330 or


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, MP’s 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 compulaory in all U.K 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 campiagners and MP's that are rarely asked. 
Join us to be a part of the audience for this live dicsussion 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 8th 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 paneliists includes Celia Peachey (campaigner and daughter of Maria Stubbings), Sian Hawkins (Head of Public Affairs and Policy for WomensAid), 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.