Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion is about making sure that no one feels left out due to their age, ethnicity, gender, culture, language or any other factor. Here are some resources for you to explore.

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    Why we all need to fight ‘casual’ sexism

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    Are you being undermined at work without even realising it, asks Rosie Mullender.

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    Retail giants, with Dame Fiona Kendrick, in association with Newton

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust in association with Newton

    The Retail Trust’s CEO Chris Brook-Carter talks to Dame Fiona Kendrick, advisor to Newton Europe and former Chairman and CEO of Nestlé UK&I, on the core traits that make great leaders stand out, how to acquire these skills and what action women in particular can take to help forge their careers upwards.

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    Five ways men can be feminist allies at work

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    If you’re a man who wants to support women this International Women’s Day, here are some great places to start.

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    How to come out at work

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Advice to help you talk to colleagues about your sexual orientation or gender identity.

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    How to be an LGBTQIA+ ally

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    If you really care about your workplace being a truly inclusive place you have the ability to effect change – as an ally. 

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    The LGBTQIA+ terms every good ally should know

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Here’s our guide to helping you understand sexuality and gender words.

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    Understanding cognitive bias

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Cognitive bias is a strong inclination of thought or a preconceived opinion about something or someone. It can be positive or negative. There are many kinds of biases, and most are formed by us without much thought. Learn more about the different types.

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    The effects of racism at work

    As part of your role within the retail sector, you probably deal with wide range of colleagues and customers on a daily basis and it is helpful to understand the impact of racism at work.

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    Respecting diversity in the workplace

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Treating everyone equally regardless of their gender, disability status, ethnic origin, religion or other characteristics should be a universally held standard. Find out more about respecting diversity in the workplace.

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    Acceptance without exception

    Working alongside Cherish Oteka, Stonewall have created a series of films to showcase the lived experiences of LGBT people of colour.

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    Talking to your children about race and diversity

    This short animation explains how you can have an open and honest conversation with your children about race and diversity.

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