ICE London has signed up to the #DiversityPledgeLDN, a pledge backed by the Mayor of London to make the housing, regeneration, transport and infrastructure industries more welcoming.
The Pledge is an initiative by Future of London, an independent policy network for the Capital, and was signed on behalf of ICE London by Anusha Shah and Amrit Ghose, chairs of the ICE London and South East England Diversity Taskforce, a joint regional group tasked with promoting diversity amongst the two biggest regions of the ICE.
By signing the pledge, ICE London commits to:
- Hold public-facing events which include under-represented demographic groups (by gender, ethnicity, ability, age, etc.) as speakers
- Put forward speakers from under-represented groups to represent our organisation, including at senior levels and across disciplines
- Encourage organisations we work with to host diverse events
- Avoid participating in sessions which feature only one demographic group
- As a speaker/chair, join the Future of London Diversity Speakers' Network, to help increase the pool of voices
ICE London Director Suzanne Moroney backed the move: "Signing this pledge shows that ICE London is serious about diversity. London is home to a fantastic mix of different communities and, we believe that we can do more to better reflect that, whether it by ensuring we have more diverse events or by promoting under-represented groups".
"Future of London is delighted to front the capital's speaker diversity pledge," said Future of London's Chief Executive Lisa Taylor. "Diversity is London's greatest asset - not only should panels better reflect the people who use and deliver the capital's services, but fresh ideas are exactly what we need in challenging times. As the hub for London's next wave of leaders, FoL wants to help accelerate this change."
Read the open letter committing ICE London to the #DiversityPledgeLDN.
ICE London will be holding a Panel Discussion titled "Diversity: Creating the new normal" on 17th October at One Great George Street. Find out more.