Experiences to help unlock BAME talent in professional services.
According to the McGregor-Smith Review - Race in the Workplace, the potential benefit for the UK economy from full representation of BAME individuals across the labour market is estimated to be £24 billion a year, representing 1.3% GDP. Yet only 1 in 16 top management positions are held by a BAME person.
Successful businesses recognise the benefits that a more inclusive workforce can bring through diverse skills, talent and experiences. However, a seismic shift is required in the legal sector to unlock BAME talent.
Given the huge impact and opportunities for the professional services sector, business and the UK as a whole, Addleshaw Goddard, in collaboration with BLD Foundation, Manchester Metropolitan University, Ernst & Young and an esteemed BAME panel, has pleasure in inviting you to attend It's ok to talk about race! panel discussion.
This event will provide an excellent platform to:
- hear from some leading BAME players in the professional services sector
- hear and learn about the panellists' experiences and obstacles they have had to overcome
- debate and discuss strategies which the sector should adopt to ensure diversity and BAME inclusion
- share positive experiences and tips for success
- network with professionals and business people interested in this issue
The event will provide a great networking opportunity for individuals looking to embark on a career in law.
Harold Brako, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
Sally J Penni, Barrister, Kenworthy Chambers
Araba Obodai, District Judge, Manchester Civil Justice Centre
Elizabeth Scott, Director, Ernst & Young LLP
Satinder Gill, Barrister, Five Paper
Sydney Chawatama, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row
5.15pm – Registration and refreshments
5.45pm – Panel discussion and Q&A session
6.45pm - Networking
Addleshaw Goddard, 1 St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 3DEView map
For more information about the event and to reserve your place email Julie Mitchell