Diversity in Retail is Devoted to Increasing Diversity and Inclusion Across Retail
We believe that through collaboration we can amplify the impact of individual diversity initiatives, together we can have a bigger, louder voice for the good of the Retail sector
Our mission is to support companies across the retail industry to create diverse and inclusive environments and positively impact 1 million employees globally by 2025
What We Do
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Our Members Reach Nearly 550,000 Employees and Include:
Ethnic Future Leaders Programme: Cohort 2 Graduation
The second cohort of the Ethnic Future Leaders Programme has recently graduated in a fantastic online event. The 6-month programme was conceived by the members of our Race & Ethnicity Committee and is a phenomenal example of our community coming together. The video (above) encapsulates key learning and highlights from the course as described by the delegates and gives true insight into the impact the programme has made on the lives of those who took part. Each delegate also featured in a Yearbook curating memorable moments from the programme.
Dates for nominations for the third cohort will be announced in due course. For more information on the EFL Programme.
Role Models for Inclusion in Retail Index 2022
Produced in partnership with The MBS Group, the Role Models for Inclusion in Retail Index 2022 shines the light on a group of inspirational people who have been independently identified as having made significant impact to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace within retail.
International Women's Day 2022
This year's theme for International Women's Day on Tuesday 8th March was #BreaktheBias which aims to unify everyone to take action to end gender bias and inequity.
Diversity in Retail has produced a series of virtual events on the theme featuring inspiring speakers from our sector which are open to all to attend.
We ran a series of insightful webinars on the day - the recordings of which are available to DiR members. Email email@example.com to request them.
Fireside Chat Series with Tea Colaianni and Guests
As part of our International Women's Day and Women's History Month celebrations, we were delighted to host a fireside chat with Deborah Robinson CEO Central England Co-op led by Tea Colaianni Founder & Chair Diversity in Retail.
Gender Pay Gap in Retail Report
In partnership with PwC, we are delighted to launch a new report exploring research into the current state of the gender pay gap in the Retail sector.
Against the backdrop of the social inequality highlighted during COVID-19 and the delayed gender pay gap deadline of last October, the report highlights the progress made in our sector to close the gender pay gap and analyses the potential impact of the pandemic on inclusion, diversity and fairness as focus areas for employers, employees, customers and investors.
The report also draws upon a number of case studies from across the Retail sector and contains specific recommendations to employers on how to close the gender pay gap.
Read the accompanying press release here.
Best Inclusive Practices in Retail in 2021
Best Inclusive Practices in Retail in 2021 has been produced in collaboration with our Founding Members and brings together innovative and inspirational strategies which address how to create more inclusive workplace environments.
Case studies relate to hybrid and flexible working, the formation of employee networks, the implementation of development programmes and training, family-related initiatives and improved methods of communication.