27 September 2021 - 3 October 2021
National Inclusion Week is an essential celebration of diversity, promoting the importance of equality in the workplace. With understanding and acceptance, a more inclusive society will allow everyone to be the best versions of themselves, empowering minority groups to share their unique and valuable perspectives.
Inclusion Week 2021 will take place from 27 September – 3 October. Inclusion Week is designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms. This is the 9th year Inclusive Employers has brought organisations together from across the globe to celebrate, share and inspire inclusion practices.
WHAT IS NATIONAL INCLUSION WEEK?
Drawing attention to inequalities in the workplace, National Inclusion Week provides actionable strategies for inclusion and better diversity. Hiring a diverse workforce is one thing, event organisers also arm companies with the knowledge needed to make their employees feel safe and included, dismantling the biases still active in British industries. To inspire more inclusive practices, National Inclusion Week presents the stories of those who have felt marginalised for their race, sexuality or gender.
Last year’s theme was Each One, Race One, to open up a dialogue about diversity. In the hopes of encouraging connectivity between people, organisations and businesses, the theme reflected how inclusion equals opportunities. National Inclusion Week 2021 continues to encourage people everywhere, from the general public to business leaders, to make room for diversity in their professional and personal lives.
WHY IS NATIONAL INCLUSION WEEK IMPORTANT?
Though we as a society have made great strides towards inclusion, we still have a long way to go. With the millennial and Gen Z generations reportedly being the most diverse in history, it is within a business’s best interest to improve the level of inclusion in their workplace. It is no secret that inclusion leads to better ideas. Diverse companies are considered 1.7 times more likely to be innovative, while a more united workplace outperforms individual decision-makers by 87%.
The statistics do not lie, diversity and inclusion are directly linked to both employee retention, wellbeing and corporate success. A study by the Boston Consulting Group even suggests that inclusive companies make more money, with diverse management achieve a 19% higher revenue than their counterparts. National Inclusion Week is dedicated to improving the standards of diversity and inclusion, to leave workplace inequality in the past.
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