Diversity Ally, a global diversity and inclusion consultancy, education and events organisation, has announced that it has formed a global partnership with Informa Markets.
Diversity Ally offers solutions to help businesses and organisations become more diverse and inclusive in their people, culture and image, and will be supporting and providing guidance to Informa Markets’ dedicated diversity and inclusion pillars, senior management teams and colleagues through education and training.
Diversity Ally will also work with Informa Markets to develop a diversity and inclusion roadmap, specifically focusing on strategies that will engage with diverse communities globally, and to create more inclusive environments that champion equality for their colleagues and customers.
Co-founder of Diversity Ally, Gabrielle Austen Browne, said: “Most leading exhibition organisers lack diversity among senior management and under-represent the populations they serve and operate in. Informa Markets’ ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion I hope will bring about progress in this area.”
Thomas Humphris, HR Director at Informa Markets, added: “We’re very excited about the insight and expertise that working with Diversity Ally will bring into our business. This partnership will help us in our ongoing commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive culture, that recognises talent without discrimination, and connects us closer to the customers and the communities we serve.”
Diversity Ally uses a holistic blend of industry research, company data and company ecosystem engagement to help companies in the events, MICE and hospitality industry become more diverse and inclusive in their culture, people and image.
Gabrielle Austen-Browne said: “The events industry is poised to be a model industry when it comes to demonstrating the multiple benefits of encouraging diversity and inclusion. We are particularly delighted to be partnering with Informa Markets, who are demonstrating their commitment to diversity and are strategically working towards making sure their organisation and events are inclusive spaces for all. With Informa Markets’ global reach, this will be an opportunity to create a positive ripple effect through the sector and all the communities they serve.”
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