Business Women in have announced today that they will be taking in National Inclusion Week 2021, running from September 27th to 3rd October 2021.
National Inclusion Week was created by Inclusive Employers who organise the campaign each year. This week aims to raise awareness of Inclusion in the workplace. Now in its ninth year, the 2021 theme for National Inclusion Week is United For Inclusion. It is about bringing people and organisations together to share learning and best practise so we can work together to reach our shared goal of making inclusion an everyday reality.
Last year over 2000 organisations took part in National Inclusion Week and the combined activities connected with over 16 million people using #NationalInclusionWeek2020 – this year our actions and activities will spread the message that we are all #UnitedForInclusion.
Business Women in recognises the importance of inclusivity within the workplace and feels strongly about getting involved with National Inclusion Week.
Throughout National Inclusion Week, Business Women in will be using their in- person and online Meet Ups and workshops to have open conversations with members on how businesses can be more inclusive. This will include sharing ideas and best practices, considering the challenges businesses and society has faced throughout 2021. Business Women in will be encouraging their members to participate in National Inclusion Week webinars and activities with the hope to inspire them to register themselves.
Michelle Eddahar, Founder of Business Women in, said:
I am delighted that Business Women in is participating in National Inclusion Week. Due to the pandemic, 2020-2021 has been an extremely difficult for businesses, with many having to adapt the way they operate. We want to use this week as an opportunity to take a step back and evaluate our progress, educate ourselves further and work with others towards a shared goal of unity. We hope that through our participation we will gain new insights into how to increase inclusivity within our business and create a safe space for open conversations within our community.
Rupert Moyne, Managing Director – Corporate Services, Inclusive Employers, said:
“I’m delighted that Business Women in is joining employers around the world by taking part in National Inclusion Week 2021.
The last year has really brought the need for inclusion into sharp focus. Many of us have spent the past twelve months working remotely and I therefore hope that United For Inclusion, the 2021 theme of National Inclusion Week, brings us closer to our colleagues and other organisations as we together celebrate, share and inspire inclusion practices.
One area of focus for us during National Inclusion Week 2021 will be to inspire unity and action for anti-racism. We will be launching an anti-racist toolkit during this year’s Inclusion Week.
Business Women in’s involvement in National Inclusion Week shows that they take building an inclusive workplace seriously and I welcome their commitment to do so.”
In 2020, nearly 2000 organisations took part in National Inclusion Week through internal events and activities covering a wide range of workplace inclusion topics, as well as webinars and daily challenges from Inclusive Employers.
More information about National Inclusion Week and how to get involved is available via the Inclusive Employers website: https://www.inclusiveemployers.co.uk/national-inclusion-week/about
Business Women in, founded in 2014 by Michelle Eddahar, is a UK-wide networking company that builds on the strength of women’s knowledge, experience, connection and support. We now have over 10,000 members and operate both online and in-person through our Facebook community, monthly Meet Ups, workshops, and the legendary BIG Events. Business Women in represent a nationwide community of diverse business women, anyone that identifies as female, working in a range of roles and sectors across the UK. Find out more about Business Women in by visiting https://www.businesswomenin.org/.
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Established in May 2011, Inclusive Employers is the UK’s first and leading membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces and make inclusion an everyday reality. They are currently celebrating a decade of leading the inclusion and diversity agenda.
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