Creating an inclusive workplace

Date: Thursday 3rd March 2022
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School , All Saints Campus, Manchester, M15 6BH
Cost: Free

Delivered by the pro-manchester Race, Ethnicity & Religious Belief (RERB) committee, part of our EDI committee.

Keynote - Micro-aggressions in the workplace with Amy Straker

Microaggressions can take place in any organisation, whether that be in the boardroom or shop floor!  Microaggressions impact people from lots of identities and backgrounds e.g. faith and belief, race and ethnicity, to gender and disability, this interactive keynote aims to equip managers with insights into the nature of microaggressions in the workplace. This engaging discussion will look at how microaggressions affect people, what measures can be put in place to avoid them taking place and how to deal with situations where microaggressions have occurred.

A more inclusive employee lifecycle – From recruitment to leadership.

An employee’s journey with an organisation starts at the recruitment stage and goes through various stages. This panel discussion with focus on how EDI can be integrated at all stages within lifecycle of an employee from recruitment to promotion to leadership positions. The panel will provide tried and tested examples of EDI initiatives that have been implemented with success. The aim of this session is to provide managers with actionable takeaways that can be implemented in their organisation.
Panel speakers to be confirmed.


5.30 - 6.00: Registration & networking

6.00 - 6.40: Micro-aggressions - Keynote speaker Amy Straker

6.45 - 7.20: Panel discussion - panel members to be announced.

7.30: Close

About the Speakers:

Amy Straker Diversity & Inclusiveness Assistant Director - EY

Amy is a Diversity & Inclusiveness Assistant Director for EY. Her role focuses on implementing EY’s D&I strategy and Equity and Belonging Culture Change journey across the UKI part of the firm. Amy has a background in both law and recruitment before moving into D&I. Both inside and outside of work Amy is committed to educating and raising awareness of the challenges and barriers faced by minorities. She is an experienced presenter and facilitator of training sessions focused on all elements of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Amy feels strongly that it isn’t for the minority to address systemic inequality in our workplaces and society, it is everyone’s responsibility to educate themselves and embed inclusivity. She is so proud to be on the Northern Power Women Future List 2020, nominated for the We are the City Rising Star Award 2020 and an alumni of the Stride Leadership Development Programme 2021.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.