pro-manchester EDI Working Groups volunteers

21st July 2020, 7:30 pm

Fairness in the workplace is a vital part of a successful business and pro-manchester is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are reaching out to the pro-manchester membership to recruit new members for our Working Groups, which feed in to the pro-manchester EDI Committee.

Each Working Group holds meetings independently throughout the year and a representative from each working group feeds back to the EDI committee on their ideas / events / content for moving the respective Working Group forward.

The Working Groups:

  • BAME, Race, Religion, Belief
  • Women & Parents
  • LGBT+ / Sexual Orientation
  • Disability, Mental Health, Neuro Diversity
  • Social Mobility

If you would like to join one of our Working Groups please contact Shaun Gibb, Events & Marketing Manager: [email protected]



The EDI committee aims

  • Help develop a culture of EDI for as many people as possible within the pro-manchester and North-West business community
  • Change perceptions, breakdown barriers, facilitate conversations and challenge non-EDI behaviour, in a safe, constructive and respectful way
  • Educate, inform and support

We shall do this:

  • By identifying the main issues and challenges facing members, taking steps to help address them and measuring progress over time
  • Through a programme of events and activities, and where practical, through engagement in other ways
  • With a particular focus on EDI priority areas identified, being the protected characteristics of age, disability, transgender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation and also mental health and social mobility.

Working Groups

To ensure maximum efficiency in the management of such a varied and wide-ranging topic as EDI, the committee is split into several Working Groups which independently have their own sub-committee meetings and events to compliment the overall EDI committee.

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