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Thank you to everyone who attended our annual meeting on 22nd January – we had a fantastic time. Following a review of IP Inclusive’s 2018 work (you can read our 2018 Annual Report here), we went on to shape our plans and priorities for the next twelve months.

The room, kindly provided by our Charter signatories Carpmaels & Ransford, positively buzzed with ideas and enthusiasm. Social mobility, Careers in Ideas, allies, mental health, disability and D&I data gathering all featured highly in the discussions, and these will be the focus of our 2019 activities.

From those discussions, we’ve created a set of objectives for 2019, which you can read here.  The full meeting report is here.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be getting the ball rolling on some of those plans: expect to hear from us soon, for example, on the creation of a Careers in Ideas task force, an event on social mobility, our plans for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 and of course, importantly, the dates for this year’s IP Inclusive Week.

If you can help us in any way during 2019, whether by organising or hosting events, offering admin support, contributing blog posts or suggestions, or introducing us to new partners, we’d love to hear from you. Perhaps something in our 2019 plans strikes a chord with you; perhaps you, or someone you know, could help progress one of our initiatives? If so, drop us a line. We’re always in need of volunteers: see our blog post here for example.

It promises to be another busy year on the D&I front – what a lot we have to look forward to!

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