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#TALKABOUTBLACK BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2023 JOIN THE DEBATE: Does being from a minority background influence hiring decisions and career progression more than merit?

Date: 19/10/2023
Location: WTW, 51 Lime Street, London EC3M 7DQ

#TALKABOUTBLACK

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2023

JOIN THE DEBATE: Does being from a minority background influence hiring decisions and career progression more than merit?

Date: Thursday 19th October 2023, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: WTW, 51 Lime Street, London EC3M 7DQ

In a perfect world, meritocracy, and success guaranteed for the hardest working, most talented individuals, regardless of their background, would thrive. However, when it comes to the workplace, meritocracy can feel like somewhat of a myth.

Wealth, education, connections, and background still play an important role in our progress – and this can be a daunting prospect for those from underrepresented backgrounds attempting to navigate a career in the competitive corporate space. While the various pledges of 2020 have led to some green shoots, diversity, especially when it comes to senior and boardroom positions is still a challenge. We know that there is no lack of talent or commitment when it comes to diverse talent, so can we ever expect to see the ideal of meritocracy finally come to fruition?

For our BHM2023, #TalkAboutBlack has partnered with professional network Young Diverse World Changers (YDWC) known for exploring the unique challenges faced by professionals from underrepresented groups working in competitive professions.

Watch below a dynamic debate posing the challenging questions of our time with speakers arguing both sides of the proposition.

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