Race Equality Matters

SILENCE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION.

PR GESTURING WILL MAKE NO DIFFERENCE.

MEANINGFUL ACTION WILL.

Race Equality Matters is a not-for-profit founded by Green Park and The Collaboratory with a mission to create meaningful change in the workplace and society. Formed following the social unrest of 2020 and the murder of George Floyd, Race Equality Matters focuses on providing free practical solutions for organisations to drive positive change. 

Race Equality Matters does not produce reports or create charters but proactively promotes useful intelligence to create solutions and work with collaborating networks, individuals and experts to implement the change our members seek.

Over 3,500 organisations have become part of the movement. Will yours?  

3500

Organisations Involved In Race Equality Week 2022

5

Solutions Proven To Make A Difference

75%

Would Not Consider Their Organisation Inclusive

Driving Change Together

In 2020 Green Park and The Collaboratory co-founded the not-for-profit Race Equality Matters in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement to turn declarations of commitment and support from organisations and individuals into meaningful change in racial equality both in the workforce & in society.

Race Equality Matters solutions are developed in collaboration with experts and those with lived experience. Working with race networks and leaders, solutions are developed to make a difference. If the network does not think it will drive change, it is not done.

The Race Equality Network consists of over 3,500 organisations with exclusive networking events and the opportunity to work with Race Equality Matters on developing new solutions and in turn ensuring they are designed to make the biggest impact possible.

Collaborative workshop events and solution support groups hosted by Race Equality Matters are set up to share insights, provide advice and discuss issues.

Race Equality Matters launched the UK's first Race Equality Week in 2021 with over 2,000 organistaions uniting in action to address race inequality in the workplace. A yearly occurance Race Equality Week continues to grow in momentum and furthers its postive impact on organisations UK-wide. 

Collaboratively Created. Action Orientated. Proven Results.

Race Equality Matters co-creates solutions with experts to drive meaningful action. Each initiative has a free step by step guide and how to do it rights workshops to provide advice and support to ensure these have the biggest impact possible. Solutions include: 

Race Equality Week – Uniting thousands of organisations across the UK to address race inequality.

#MyNameIs - A digital tool and surrounding guide to help people share their real names with phonetic spelling and a rally cry for organisations to standardise these phonetics in the workplace. 

Safe Space – A facilitated meaningful dialogue between ethnic minority employees and senior leaders.

Big Promise – A commitment to action not words.

Tea Break – Creates an opportunity for an organisation to hear the honest voice and feelings of its colleagues.

[REM] BT
[REM] The Collaboratory
[REM] AutoTrader
[REM] HS2
[REM] DMA
[REM] Network Rail
[REM]  Kick It Out
[REM]  Edelman

"As Lord Mayor of the City of London, diversity and inclusion was at the heart of my role. I'm glad to say that we have seen some progress, particularly on gender and LGBTQ+ but we know there is much more to do, especially on race. Race Equality Week, such a simple but brilliant concept, provides everyone with the perfect opportunity to keep the momentum for change going, and even accelerating."

Dame Fiona Woolf DBE, DL

Former Lord Mayor of London (2013/14)

“My name is my heritage and my ancestry. It has closed and opened doors for me, it has been a source of shame and othering and equally my sense of identity and individuality. The #MyNameIs campaign has helped me to reclaim it and I now say it more proudly.”

Sara [sah-rah] Chezari [chees-ah-ree]

Support and Development Officer | Connected Voice

"Why do we need Race Equality Week? Quite simply because we do not have race equality and, until we do, we have to do everything we can to achieve it through the kind of action and collaboration that Race Equality Week can mobilise. I urge every organisation to participate."

Nicholas Cheffings

Senior Counsel | Hogan Lovells

"Diversity UK is pleased to be a founding partner of the Race Equality Matters because progress on improving race representation at all levels in corporate life, civil society and the public sector in Britain has been too slow. We all need to work towards building back the trust and support of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised and Race Equality Matters is the ideal flag bearer for this progress."

Lopa Patel

Chair | Diversity UK

“The Tea Break is just what we need. I believe that if this had existed previously then many more organisations would have made significantly more progress in their efforts to tackling race inequality."

Carol Elderfield

HR Director | Amey PLC

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