Like many people, we have been shocked and saddened by the recent murder of George Floyd, but heartened by the public response. We believe it’s important that allies defend and champion people who are subjected to racism or any other form of discrimination: the role of allies is vital to IP Inclusive’s efforts to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in its own sector.
All five of our networking and support communities stand together in condemning racism, and we will continue our drive to ensure the IP professions are safe and welcoming for everyone. Our BAME community IP & ME is doing great work but we want them to know we are all alongside.
In the meantime, we will be hosting a round-table meeting of senior representatives from across the IP professions in late July, to discuss BAME representation in our sector and commit to concrete changes for the future.