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Stonewall Workplace Equality Index – Joey Hambidge update
The Stonewall Top 100 LGBT Employers 2016 has been published with widespread media attention, including a dedicated supplement in The Times. Compiled from the results of the Workplace Equality Index, a record breaking 415 organisations across all sectors took part in this highly respected benchmarking exercise. Those taking part completed a comprehensive submission document that reviewed how LGBT equality and diversity is embedded within their organisation; in areas such as policies, training, network groups, career development and community engagement. All of which also had to be validated with evidence.
MI5 came out on top, an amazing achievement for an organisation that banned the employment of openly gay men and women until 1993. The standard of the Top 100 was higher than ever, which shows that the work Stonewall are completing is having a positive impact on the lives of LGBT people throughout the UK.
As Stonewall’s Media Account Manager, I will be working with organisations in this sector, both individually and through InterMediaUK to provide a stronger media presence in the Top 100. There is a lot of excellent work already being done, which I intend to celebrate and share as best practice, where possible. There are also many initiatives and activities that can be implemented that will help to improve diversity and inclusion.
I am immensely proud of all my clients who took part and know that through working together and harnessing the power of InterMediaUK, they will only move up the Top 100 list.
For further information download the guide, Stonewall Top 100 LGBT Employers 2016 here.
February Social – Update
Our biggest one yet..!
We’ve now reached capacity for this event, with 250 people from across the media industry signed up to our event at the W Hotel’s Wyld Bar in Leicester Square on Tuesday 9 February. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!
If your circumstances change and you can’t attend please cancel your booking through Eventbrite so that we can reallocate your ticket.
Sorry to anyone who’s not been able to get a ticket this time – we’re busy thinking about our next social event on Tuesday 8 March, so save the date now and look out for sign-up info soon.
Happy New Year from InterMediaUK
Greetings from all of us at InterMediaUK HQ, the UK’s network group for LGBT people and allies working in this great industry.
With a Steering Committee made up with representatives from broadcasters and agencies including ITV, Channel 4, Sky, UKTV, BBC, Viacom, Discovery, King and Stonewall, as well as the freelance community, InterMediaUK exists as a reference point and social hub for a growing LGBT community within the media industry.
Over the last three months, we’ve listened to what you’ve had to say about events you loved and what you would like to see moving forward.
To kick start this, our website will take on a shiny new look, with news and updates that are topical, relevant and informative. Our quarterly events aim to encourage conversation and highlight areas that as an industry and community matter to us. The monthly socials will continue at locations around London and the UK, an opportunity for everyone to network and share best practice with amazing people.
And finally, we are looking for new representatives to join the Steering Committee. If you are keen to find out more, why not get in touch by emailing email@example.com and we will be in touch with more information.
Have a great year!