All-Network Highlights from City Hall

Take the Speaker Diversity Pledge here & join London’s top organisations! Future of London issued a call to action on future leadership and celebrated the #DiversityPledgeLDN at our second all-network meet-up at City Hall. The 25th Sept event marked the first anniversary of the Diversity Pledge, which over 100 entities have now joined, … [Read more...]

Celebrate #DiversityPledgeLDN at our All-Network Meetup, 25th Sept

PLEDGE HERE by filling out the linked form Future of London’s All Network Meet-up at City Hall is fast approaching, with the evening’s theme to be London’s next leaders. The 25th September event will also celebrate the one-year anniversary FoL’s Speaker Diversity Pledge. The Pledge is a pan-London initiative supported by the Mayor of … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Tackling unconscious bias in the workplace

  Our latest Spotlight is a guest post is from Alexandra Alexander, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Clarion Housing Group. Following a great session on unconscious bias at a recent Notting Hill Housing BAME event, Alexandra has summarised the content into a blog post that we are excited to share. Unconscious bias is something that … [Read more...]

Update: Diversity Pledge & Network

  Tackling under-representation – what can we do as a sector? In the lead-up to the General Election, BBC News reported that in nearly half of London's constituencies, there was not a single candidate from an ethnic minority background standing for the main political parties, though five of those constituencies have a population of over 50% … [Read more...]

Spotlight: Is the housing sector bold for change when it comes to gender equality?

This month’s Spotlight is a guest blog from Geeta Nanda - CEO at Thames Valley Housing, as first appeared in Inside Housing.  Opening the papers recently, I read about Eileen Burbridge – one of the most high-profile business women investing in tech companies – who was regularly assumed to be one of the office assistants, not the … [Read more...]

#DiversityPledgeLDN Anniversary and Alumni Meet-up

With more than 44% of London’s residents of BAME origin and 85% of Millennials saying an employer’s diversity record is key to deciding whether to work for them,  it’s clear that all-white-male panels are not only unrepresentative, but increasingly unappealing and outdated. Future of London’s Speaker Diversity Pledge, supported by the Mayor … [Read more...]

#DiversityPledgeLDN – Get involved!

    Pledge here to join London's top organisations! , 13th Oct 2016 - Please re-post!  Diversity Speakers' Network  from Speaker Showcase. Future of London, supported by the Mayor of London, has launched a pan-London pledge to help development & infrastructure better reflect London’s diversity “London’s … [Read more...]

Diversity Speakers’ Network launches

On 9th March, Future of London launched its newest initiative, a Diversity Speakers’ Network designed to help better represent the people who deliver and use public services in the Capital, to inject fresh voices into the urban debate, and to connect more London practitioners at all levels. Over 80 people came to the Foundry in Vauxhall to hear … [Read more...]