Noreen Niazi, Co-founder of Muslim Women Connect and Jon Terry, Partner at PWC, discuss the importance of data in highlighting deficiencies and driving change. We consider how ethic minority and gender representation compare and how organisations can implement policies, strategies and accountability measures of impact. They each outline how they work with organisations to encourage a more inclusive and diverse working environment, focusing on attracting and retaining greater ethnic heritage diversity and the importance of effective networks and mentoring programmes.
Noreen has worked for over 30 organisations, from start -ups and wealth management to working in education and on farms! Noreen recently worked for the EY Foundation, a charity committed to helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to realise their career ambitions.
Noreen is also co-founder of Muslim Women Connect a mentoring and networking organisations which has engaged thousands of women across sectors over the past year.
Muslim Women Connect is an initiative bringing together Muslim women from a broad range of careers and different walks of life in order to network, connect and nurture the next generation of women. Through providing mentoring and training we inspire confidence and guide career development.
You can follow Muslim Women Connect on Twitter @muslimwomenc.
Jon Terry is PwC’s global FS HR Consulting Leader and UK Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Leader and is based in London with over 30 years’ experience in supporting organisations on their HR challenges. Jon specialises in all aspects of employee motivation and pay including roles, responsibilities, performance management and remuneration. Jon is passionate about creating inclusive workplaces both within PwC and in society. He leads PwC’s diversity and inclusion consulting practice which includes their extensive research and thought leadership on diversity and inclusion issues. Jon advises firms on all aspects of their diversity and inclusion challenges, from creating strategies and action plans to developing inclusive leadership and ensuring HR policies and processes are looked at through a diversity lens along with engagement and communication support.
You can follow Jon on Twitter @jon_p_terry.