Stone King’s commitment to greater diversity in the workplace and pledge to the Race Fairness Commitment has seen Chair Alison Allen interviewed by Bath Life.
Alison co-leads on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Stone King and said there is a real impetus for change across society.
“I think for a long time, although many may have had good intentions, it hasn’t resulted in the change that is needed and, like many professions, there has been an unconscious tendency to recruit from a small pool of people who most readily reflect those already in the profession,” she said.
“I think things are changing now. Certainly, the profession has a much healthier gender balance, and people are now much more likely to feel able to be themselves at work.
“We are generally much more engaged in the debate. There has been a lot of consciousness raising over the last few years with the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements being stark reminders that we cannot be complacent and as a society there is still much that needs to change.
“We are now having many more open discussions which I am pleased to say is leading to tangible activity which I hope will drive real change.”
Bath Life can be read here.