Welcome to the 69th episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, and on today’s episode, I talk about how authentic and genuine race allyship can really make a difference in the workplace and why it’s needed.
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In today’s show, I talk about:
- Why we need to talk about authentic and genuine race allyship. [00:54]
- About Lloyds Bank ethnicity pay gap. [02:40]
- Context around what allyship is in relation to race. [06:50]
- The five types of allyship. [11:56]
- The importance of allyship. [14:51]
Quotes on how real allyship makes a difference:
- Black workers earned a fifth less than their white colleagues in Lloyds Bank.
- Never underestimate how powerful listening actually is.
- One of the key things with allyship is acknowledging your own race and privilege.
- We’re more than just our race.
- It’s important not to brush over any racism or racist incidents, no matter how trivial or small they might seem to you.
Statistics mentioned in this episode:
- The median pay gap between black staff and their colleagues was 19.7%, while the bonus gap stood at 37.6%.
- Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers account for 10.3% of all staff at Lloyds, and 7.3% of senior management.
- The median pay gap between BAME staff and colleagues was 14.8%, while the bonus pay gap stood at 32.5%.
- For Asian employees, the median pay gap stood at 25.7% and the bonus pay gap at 34.2%.
- The number of Black FTSE 100 chief executives, chief financial officers or chairs has fallen to 0.7%
- The median hourly pay gap was worse for Pakistanis at 16%, while it stood at 15% for Bangladeshis and African workers.
- The median hourly pay gap between ethnic minorities and white British workers stood at 2.3%, its narrowest level since 2012, after having risen to 8.4% in 2014.
- Black workers at Lloyds Bank earn a fifth less than other colleagues
- BITC’s Race Allyship Toolkit
- James Wong Twitter Page @Botanygeek
- Stylist Magazine’s Black British Women’s Survey: unpicking what really needs to change in the UK
- 7 Examples of What Being an Ally at Work Really Looks Like
- Paper: Allyship as a Diversity and Inclusion Tool in the Workplace
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