Why diversity in the workplace is essential

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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought tremendous change and upheaval to all our work lives. But another major change of the last year has been the increasing focus to prioritise Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the workplace. The protests of summer 2020 shone a light on many of the racial and gendered inequities in our society, and in part the real need to address structural diversity and inclusion issues in organisations, including at the highest levels of leadership.

Having appointed executive and non-executive directors to all manner of regulatory bodies and national health organisations, I now see a growing understanding of the value that diversity provides at every level of an organisation. It has been extremely encouraging to see a real willingness to review old appointment practices and develop new systems in response to those issues.

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