Our Partners

Data may be a very important piece of the D&I puzzle, but it takes more than just excellent, insightful data to build better workplaces. We are proud to partner with these incredible organisation, and bring together our collective expertise to drive meaningful change.

The 30% Club is a global campaign led by Chairs and CEOs taking action to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels. Under the leadership of Global Chair, Ann Cairns, the campaign continues to expand its international footprint with presence in multiple countries/regions around the world.

We support diversity in its very broadest sense and while gender has been our starting point, we fully realise that considerations of ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and beyond are all part of the journey - and that gender identities are themselves evolving rapidly. We believe that only those organisations that foster truly inclusive cultures - cultures that embrace women who look, act and, importantly, THINK differently - can reach their full potential to positively impact their people, their markets and their communities.

Founded in 2014, the Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) celebrates the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black professionals and business owners in the UK and empowers organisations with the necessary tools to attract, retain and progress their internal Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic talent.

Throughout our history, the BBBAwards has focused on research-led, impact-oriented initiatives which drive change in the  talent agenda. We are proud to be a collaborative community for organisations to exchange ideas, share advice and empower each other to create working environments for all talent to thrive and succeed.

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We are a group of senior leaders committed to taking action to increase racial and ethnic participation in our businesses.

Initiated by the CBI, Founder Business Partners include Aviva, Brunswick, Deloitte, EY, Linklaters, Microsoft UK, Russell Reynolds, Schroders, The Investment Association and Unilever. They are supported by Founder Civil Society Partners BITC, The 30% Club, City Mental Health Alliance and Cranfield Business School.

We are campaigning to Change the Race Ratio, starting by setting targets for greater racial and ethnic diversity at the Board, ExCo and ExCo minus one. This must be accompanied by our commitment to publish those targets and our progress towards them, and the creation of a culture that enables diversity to thrive.

hundo.careers is an end-to-end entry-level talent solution designed to more effectively connect forward-thinking employers with Gen Z talent.  

We are a Social Impact company and our purpose is to solve youth unemployment and boost ED&I at scale, through a SaaS model that brings EdTech and HRTech together in one dynamic marketplace.

INvolve is a global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business. Through the delivery of programs, thought leadership and advisory solutions, INvolve help firms drive cultural change and create inclusive workplaces whereany individual can succeed. INvolve also releases annual OUTstanding, EMpower and HERoes Role Model Lists, celebrating leaders across global businesses who are driving inclusion inleading the way for long-term change.

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TNON acknowledges and celebrates the extraordinary work of employee network and resource group leaders!

It is a community of practice consisting with members from a range of major organisations including professional services firms, corporates and other significant organisations that aim to:
- Develop and drive best practices for network leaders
- Provide mutual support of members'​ efforts to ensure their networks remain strategically relevant
- Provide a platform for cross-organisation collaboration
- Share resources, intelligence, expertise and contacts
- Hold topical discussions to progress members'​ agendas
- Encourage member networks to expand their reach and impact both internally and externally into their wider communities
- Strive to increase diversity, inclusion and representation throughout their pipeline and in senior positions

Delta Alpha Psi is a niche leadership and inclusion consultancy that creates extraordinary learning environments for inclusive culture change. We do this by nurturing brave spaces for authentic connection across difference, integrating research evidence for dialogue and change, gaining deep understanding of client context, working at multiple levels for sustainable transformation and measuring the impact of our advisory services, coaching and learning workshops and career progression and leadership programmes.

Our purpose is to support organisations to recognise and act on the belief that greater diversity and inclusion is the responsibility of all. Therefore, we work across the organisation’s ecosystem, including board level and senior leadership teams, in-house professionals (HR, L&D, D&I), managers and colleagues from majority and minority groups.

Our vision is to be recognised as a global thought and practice leader, trusted partner and advisor helping leaders to maximise their diversity of talent around the organisation, by applying social science insights. Our values are being inclusive, evidence-based, agile and responsive to client needs. We have an extensive portfolio of blue chip and public sector clients proud to partner with us, to implement a sustainable inclusion strategy.

Our Sponsors

Introducing our fantastic sponsors, providing thought leadership and industry perspectives - they are paving the way for their sectors to embrace transparency and data-led strategies towards greater diversity and inclusion.
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At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries.

From state of the art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.

M&S is British value-for-money retailer focused on own label businesses, including Food, Clothing & Home and Bank & Services in the UK and internationally. Today, we operate a family of businesses, selling high-quality, great-value own-brand products in the UK and internationally, from 1,509 stores and over 100 websites globally. Together our 70,000 colleagues across our stores, support centres, warehouses and supply chain serve nearly 30 million customers each year.

Phoenix is the UK’s largest long term savings and retirement business. Our customer brands include SunLife, Standard Life, Phoenix Life, ReAssure and Ark Life. While we have a thriving ‘open’ business through the Standard Life and SunLife brands, a key driver of value for us is our expertise in managing ‘heritage’ books of business no longer open to new customers.

Reward Gateway helps more than 2,000 of the world’s leading companies, in 23 countries, to connect, recognize and support their best people with an employee engagement platform that brings employee benefits, discounts, recognition and reward, employee wellbeing, employee communications, and employee surveys into one unified hub. Clients include American Express, Unilever, Samsung, IBM, and McDonald’s. 

Pennon is one of the largest environmental infrastructure groups in the UK. At the top end of the FTSE 250, the Group has assets of around £5.7 billion and a workforce of over 4,800 people.

Our Experts

Our coalition of world-class experts have helped craft the methodology behind the D&I Index, ensuring it takes into consideration all the nuances and realities of each area. Meet the dream team.

Shani Dhanda

Disability Specialist and Entrepreneur
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Alexandra Evreinoff

Managing Director - INvolve
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Sue Vinnicombe CBE

Professor - Cranfield School of Management
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Dr Doyin Atewologun

Dean of the Rhodes Scholarships - Rhodes Trust
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Cleo Thompson

Group Head of Inclusion & Diversity
- Marks & Spencer plc
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Esther O'Callaghan OBE

CEO and Cofounder - Hundo
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Sophie Chandauka MBE

Global COO of Shared Services and Banking Operations - Morgan Stanley
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Natalie Sigona

Head of Diversity and Inclusion - BAE Systems
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Nicola Upritchard

Head of HR - Pennon Group Plc
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Richard de Netto

Associate Director - CBI
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