How do we make sure there’s equity – not just equality – in leadership positions?
At Signature, we are committed to progressing causes that we feel passionately about, from making sure that everyone makes a liveable income as one of the first Recognised Service Providers of The Real Living Wage to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our business.
For International Women’s Day, the Bristol office were proud to co-host a special event featuring a panel of speakers to discuss ways business leaders can empower equity in the workplace: Equality is about providing everyone with the same resources and opportunities; equity recognises that everybody has unique needs and circumstances.
Despite the unexpected snow, we were very pleased that the event sold out and so many people still managed to attend and make the morning such a success.
Signature Bristol’s Co-founder and director Sharon said, “Reflecting on my own experiences as well as seeing so many other women working hard to progress professionally, I realise there are a common themes for the women who are operating successfully in leadership roles.
Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have, which is why this event and the conversation started were so important.
- Sharon Alred Co-founder & Director, Signature Recruitment
- Angela Appiah Shippey Director, Global Business Services & Outsourcing at BDO UK LLP
- Clare Elford CEO, Clue Software
- Bobbi O’Gilvie Founder and CEO, Circe App and Ready to Blog
- Paul Dodd Co-founder & CIO, Huboo
- Emily Hill CEO, Ghyston
- Jane Ginnever Founding Director, SHIFT
- John Wood Managing Partner at TLT
From the Bristol team, Account Coordinator James, Senior Client Services Executive Melvina, Placement Coordinator Lily and Senior Client Services Executive attended.
The event started with a networking breakfast at the TLT offices in Redcliff, followed by a panel discussion and informal Q & A.
Jane Ginniver was a wonderful mistress of ceremonies. As a change-maker and advocate for equality, Jane led the team that launched the Bristol Women in Business Charter in 2019.