The Unsettling Reality about Talent Retention
“More than half of black, Asian, minority ethnic professionals say they’ve been passed over for a promotion. Furthermore, in addition to occupying fewer senior positions, they earn almost 25% less average hourly pay than their white counterparts.”
The Ambassadors’ Voice Event
The NoTurningBack2020 Ambassadors’ Voice event last night bought together senior leaders within the Marketing, Sports Marketing and Communications industries for the 3rd in this series of impact events. An impact event is one with a massively ambitious goal that is trying to make a small difference on an extremely important issue.
Retaining diverse talent. We spent important time listening to young people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds talking about how organisations can get better at understanding how to manage, lead and develop them into the senior talent that will ultimately join their leadership teams.
Four honest, eloquent NoTurningBack2020 Ambassadors formed a panel and shared their lived experiences and insights with CEO’s, leaders and fellow NoTurningBack2020 Young Ambassadors.
Rayna Sidhu, Jamal Bernard , Naomi MG Smith MCIPR and Amandeep Turna talked of their appetite for relatable leadership to help them feel like they fit, of the support they need to nurture their individual strengths and attributes and the need for more honest conversations about cultural differences.
The panel was expertly chaired by Clint Hayashi Aion Bank whose passion and dedicated support as an advisor to NoTurningBack2020 was reflected in the time and energy that he put into working with the ambassadors ensuring that the event was perfectly pitched for maximum but sensitive impact.
Michelle Rajkumar – Recruitment Director Brunswick Group, in charge of EDI and talent gave a compelling keynote offering inspiration and hope to the ambassadors for their future whilst equally drawing on her considerable retention experience to offer unrivalled expertise to our c-suite attendees.
Huge thank you to Audrey Mpunzwana and Shartyn Williams both NoTurningBack2020 Advisors who expertly opened and chaired the event respectively and to Rebekah Billingsley Advisor who worked tirelessly in the background to research and position the event.
The feedback from attendees has been super positive and NoTurningBack2020 will continue to work out ways to impact on this seriously important issue with our strong army of ambassadors and advisors. We will continue to dedicate time and support to ensure that the Marketing, Sports Marketing and Comms Industry retains the richly diverse talent it is working so hard to attract.
None of this would be possible without Amanda Fone and Adrian St Clair Walcott 🙏 – co founders of NTB2020, powered by f1 recruitment. The event was kindly hosted by Hanover Communications – with huge thanks to Sarah Bishop NoTurningBack2020