Considering Socio-economic background and creating inclusive environments

Thursday, 22 February 2024
9:30 am – 10:30 am (UK time)
    • Jess Woodford, Inclusive Futures

Exploring Inclusion and Diversity

Despite not being one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds experience bias, discrimination and significant inequality of opportunity. Working with Rose Sellman-Leava and Jess Woodsford, Executive Directors of Inclusive Futures CIC, this session will explore the challenges relating to socio-economic backgrounds, and why this is important to consider in a work context. We will look at the concept of Inclusive Leadership and the importance of creating inclusive environments. You will have the opportunity to explore and discuss how you can apply these principles to your own workplace.

Learning objectives:

You will leave the session knowing:

1.What are the challenges with socio-economic background, and why is it important to consider?

2.What is inclusive leadership? How to create inclusive environments.

3.How you can apply inclusive leadership principles to your own workplace


Jess and Rose help education providers and employers to better support their students, graduates and employees from underrepresented backgrounds. They have reached hundreds of staff and students through their coaching programmes and workshops, with a view to helping students from underrepresented groups realise a future that that is right for them.

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