THE deadline is fast approaching to be part of the annual Diversity Conference.

The conference will take place on Tuesday, May 22, in the Radisson Blu Hotelin Glasgow.

Delegates will hear from speakers from sponsors and some of Scotland’s leading organisations such as BAE Systems, City of Glasgow College, Diageo, Glasgow Life, MacRoberts, Standard Life Aberdeen, ScottishPower, Skills Development Scotland, Royal Mail, Taylor Wimpey, Wheatley Group and YSC, who will share their knowledge in workshops and panel discussions.

Lynne Connolly, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Standard Life Aberdeen said “Encouraging diverse employment is all about the benefits of different perspectives. And that’s what the conference is about too. I really encourage anyone thinking about developing a diversity strategy to come along and learn from their peers”

Roy Gardner, executive director corporate development & innovation, City of Glasgow College said: “It is great to see such a wide range of sectors coming together to discuss such an important topic.”

Karen Murray, Head of National Training Programmes Development at Skills Development Scotland, said: “A diverse workforce is a stronger workforce, and this is a fantastic way of getting this message across and sharing examples of best practice. Promoting equality and diversity is a key commitment for SDS and we are pleased to be supporting this year’s conference”.

Pamela Scott, global operational excellence strategy and standards director at Diageo said: “As a speaker at this year’s Diversity Conference I am delighted to be given this platform to share insights into Diageo’s diversity and inclusion agenda alongside our achievements and ambitions.”

Wheatley Foundation director Lorraine McLaren said: “The conference is an annual event and, as an organisation that’s committed to tackling exclusion at disadvantage, we are pleased to be a part of it.”

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