Why I became involved in diversity & inclusion: #InThisTogether

Mercer certainly wasn’t my first job, but more than any other role, my passion for diversity and inclusion, and in particular LGBTQ+ issues has really come to a fore – so what triggered this? I’ve been gay all my life – although not always open.  I understand how it feels to be on the outside;… Continue reading Why I became involved in diversity & inclusion: #InThisTogether

Diversity & Inclusion: Stop judging!

A colleague recently sharing an exceptional article about a visionary man, eBay’s Chief Diversity Officer, Damien Hooper Campbell.  Damien takes a bold and refreshing look about diversity and inclusion (D&I) and challenges us to think about it in a different way.  Once you’ve read the article, you’ll realise how we have compartmentalised, “proceduralised” and turned… Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion: Stop judging!

Let’s talk about race

The other day, I joined an excellent lunchtime session at work, entitled, “Let’s Talk About Race.”  the point of this session was to address one of the last taboos in the workplace, to feel at ease about acknowledging that within any business, people come from many different backgrounds, ethnicities, countries and religions.  In most cities,… Continue reading Let’s talk about race

Unbundling gender identity & sexuality: Trans*

In my role as Co-Chair of the UK LGBTA chapter at Mercer, I have a responsibility for supporting and driving both diversity (to celebrate and raise awareness of LGBTQ topics) and inclusion (to educate, inform and help colleagues who are unaware of or uninformed on LGBTQ topics to feel at ease.)   As part of this, we… Continue reading Unbundling gender identity & sexuality: Trans*