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
Be a part of our community of companies and individuals committing to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces
Get in touch to find out more about Diversity in Retail's initiatives and become a Corporate Member
Our Founding Members Reach Nearly 550,000 Employees and Include:
Diversity in Retail Launches
Tea Colaianni, Founder & Chair Diversity in Retail (DiR) said:
“It’s absolutely fantastic to have John Lewis Partnership, Wickes, WHSmith, Sainsbury’s, EG Group, Dr Martens, Dixons Carphone and Kingfisher sign up to be founding members of Diversity in Retail and place their confidence and commitment to the DiR cause. I am very excited about the impact we can have when we join forces for the good of our employees, customers and society as a whole. I passionately believe that no single company can make progress with the inclusion agenda on its own. I am inspired by the commitment and collective efforts of the Community’s Founding Members and look forward to working together with the senior leaders of the Founding Members to expand the reach of the DiR Community and make a tangible difference.”
Read the full 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 ERGs, the implementation of development programmes and training, family-related initiatives and improved methods of communication.
Gender Pay Gap in Retail: Interim Report 2020-21
In partnership with PwC, we are pleased to launch a new interim report 'Step by Step - Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Retail' which reviews the data shared by those companies in the retail sector that have elected to publish their gender pay gap reports (by the end of May 2021).
The report also extrapolates some of the insights and best practices that retailers have put in place to tackle gender inequality in the sector.
WHAT'S COMING UP
NEW! The Ethnic Senior Leaders (ESL) - Get Board Ready Programme
Black History Month 2021
Throughout Black History Month we will be highlighting up and coming Black leaders in our sector. This year's 'Proud To Be' campaign is inspired by Black Lives Matter and invites Black and Brown people of all ages throughout the UK to share what they are Proud To Be.