The government’s social mobility commission’s recent report declared inequality in Britain to be “entrenched from birth to work” and social mobility to be stagnating.
With 40% of black graduates in non-graduate jobs compared to only 20% of white graduates and people from working class backgrounds in ‘professional occupations’ earning on average 17% less than their privileged colleagues, it is clear that discrimination plays a part.
This conversation between Afua Hirsch, Alasdair MacDonald, Mandy Sanghera, Dr Omar Khan and their audience at the Global Equality & Diversity Conference on the topic of Gender, Social Mobility, Race & Equality touches on the problem of stagnant social mobility on a backdrop of inequality and makes thought-provoking viewing for those working in HR and the equality and human rights sectors.
Thursday 17th October 2019-De Vere Canary Wharf, No. 1 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD
Intersectionality: Challenges, Solutions & Resolutions
The challenge is to find innovative solutions and resolution mechanisms that can work inside an organisation, addressing the discriminations, bad behaviours and disparities while responding promptly to the victims, in ways that are proportionate and, where practical, restorative.