Westminster Employment Forum

BAME equality in the workplace - tackling workplace culture, ethnicity pay gap reporting, and improving recruitment and progression

Morning, Monday, 15th June 2020

Central London


This conference will consider the next steps for government, employers and other stakeholders in improving opportunity and equality at work for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME).

Timed to follow the Government’s consultation on ethnicity pay reporting, which seeks views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers, particularly around what ethnicity pay information should be reported, who should be expected to report and the next steps.

We are delighted that David Isaac, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission, is a keynote speaker at this conference.

The agenda

  • Measuring and reporting on the ethnicity pay gap: progress made and further steps needed to reduce inequality;
  • Progress since the introduction of The Race at Work Charter;
  • Developing diverse workplaces - gathering ethnicity data, gaining employees trust and changing culture;
  • Addressing inequality - progress since the Parker Review, Race Disparity Audit and increasing BAME representation on boards;
  • Supporting recruitment and progression for BAME talent - the role of employee networks and mentoring programmes; and
  • Next steps for BAME equality in the workplace and ethnicity pay reporting - policy priorities.

Keynote Speakers

David Isaac

Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Sandra Kerr

Race Equality Director, Business in the Community


Fran Goble

Relationship Manager, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion

Fudia Smartt

Partner - Employment, Spencer West

Katy Bennett

Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Director, PwC