Stream 12: D&I support

21 Jan 2021
15:15 - 16:25

Stream 12: D&I support

Stream 12: D&I support

Building informal equality alliances: the role of trade union equality representatives in progressing equality and diversity improvements at the workplace

This research demonstrates how equality representatives (ERs) enhance employee voice using a non-traditional avenue, the informal equality alliance. Informal equality alliances are mutually beneficial relationships that can develop between ERs and senior level organisational representatives who are championing equality and diversity on behalf of an employer.

Speaker: Joyce Mamode, Associate Tutor, School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck, University of London


The importance of perceived allyship for trans workers’ work engagement and life satisfaction

The research examines why perceived trans allyship may facilitate the work engagement and life satisfaction of trans workers. A survey of 196 trans workers in the UK found that perceived trans allyship is connected to trans workers’ sense of psychological safety and to experiencing authenticity at work. The paper provides practical recommendations about how to encourage trans allyship in organisations.

Speaker: Luke Fletcher, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath School of Management


Discussants: The above speakers and Sally Hopper, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Hertfordshire County Council

Chair: Scarlett Brown, Consultant, CIPD