Despite progress in diversity at board level, a more critical lens is required to see past “quick wins” for long-term, sustainable change.
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Attention to progress towards inclusion in the UK workplace has been spearheaded, usefully, by public reviews conducted as independent, voluntary and business-led initiative supported by government, on diversity in FTSE-listed firms. While acknowledging that issues of equality, diversity and inclusion permeate all social systems (e.g. health, legal, education) such reviews offer an indicator of our progress (or lack thereof) towards achieving equality as a nation.
Of the many dimensions of social diversity and indicators of progress, gender representation is often used as a primary indicator, with the topic of women’s representation in l
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