Industry workforce diversity and inclusion non-profit organisation All-in Diversity Project (AIDP) will host its first ‘Power Hour’ on Thursday 25 June (17:00 hrs BST), discussing the prominent topic of racism, equality and representation.
AIDP’s Power Hour sessions are a monthly open ‘off the record’ platform for all industry employees (junior-to-executive) to share opinions, concerns and reflections on the industry’s values and social dynamics.
Hosted via Zoom, the first AIDP Power Hour will discuss the complex subject matter of race-relations in betting and gaming, and whether industry incumbents are broadening representation of their workforce make-up.
“In previous years we’ve focused on gender and LGBTQ+. 2020 was always going to be the year that we broached the incredibly sensitive subject of race – we just never imagined for a moment that it would be against a backdrop of one of the most horrific events we’ve ever witnessed,” said Co-Founder Christina Thakor-Rankin.
Equal opportunity and fair representation have risen to the top of all corporate leadership agendas, following global protests over the death of George Floyd led by the Black Live Matter movement.
Thakor-Rankin explained why all industry stakeholders should not hide from debating delicate and divisive matters: “The Power Hour marks the start of what we hope will be a series of conversations looking at race across a number of areas – not just culture and recruitment but marketing, products and of docile responsibility.
“We hope that anyone who has something to share, wants to learn a new perspective or cares to listen will join this conversation.”