Council marks National Inclusion Week
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is holding a series of events to mark National Inclusion Week.
Running from September 27 to October 3, National Inclusion Week was created by Inclusive Employers, the UK’s first diversity and inclusion membership organisation.
Now in its ninth year, the week aims to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace.
The 2021 theme is #UnitedForInclusion and focuses on bringing people and organisations together to share learning and best practice.
On Monday, staff were invited to take part in an inclusion quiz before Tuesday saw colleagues encouraged to think about changes they could make to diversify their perspective of race.
Wednesday saw the Council’s Senior Leadership Team announce that staff are able to add pronouns to their email signature in a move to support gender identity.
And the new logo for Glam, the Council’s network for LGBT+ colleagues and allies, was unveiled on Thursday.
That incorporates the trans banner and colours used by the Black Lives Matter movement to represent people of colour.
Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council said: “This week offers a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the diversity that exists within our communities and helps make them so vibrant.
“As an organisation, we stand for inclusivity regardless of race, age, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation and this week is a chance to recognise that fact.”
In 2020, nearly 2000 organisations took part in National Inclusion Week through internal events and activities covering a wide range of workplace inclusion topics, as well as webinars and daily challenges from Inclusive Employers.
More information about National Inclusion Week and how to get involved is available via the Inclusive Employers website.