‘Mind the Diversity Gap’, a breakfast event on 17 November 2017 at 08.30 – 10:00 at City Hall.
The Mayor’s Fund for London, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, invites you, along with major transport employers, thought leaders, and young people to debate practical steps for improving diversity. The event will see the launch of the ‘Transforming Transport pledge, a set of commitments based on good practice developed with major employers to inspire and encourage other transport employers. Attached.
Following on from the breakfast event, we will host a roundtable (27 November, City Hall, 2:00-3.30 pm) with senior sector stakeholders to continue the conversation, identifying next steps for building a powerful Alliance of employers supporting the pledge and acting as agents of positive change. Invitation to follow, but please save the date.
We would be delighted if you can join us.
RSVP by Friday 20 October to [email protected] to let us know if you can attend the 17 November event.
If you have any questions about the event or if you want to know more about the Pledge, please contact Sietske van der Ploeg at the Mayor’s Fund, details below.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Britons are almost twice as likely to be unemployed and are almost twice as likely to live in relative poverty, according to the first government audit of racial disparities published today. The report highlights how ethnicity affects people’s lives from early years into adulthood across a wide range of public services.
Generating economic prosperity that is more inclusive will not only create a fairer society, it will also build a stronger foundation for companies to be successful. As one of the capital’s largest employers, the London transport sector has a critical role to play in improving diversity of its employment of young Londoners.
We look forward hearing from you.