Diversity and Data

A diverse workforce is productive and benefits from the experience that aforementioned diversity can bring to an organisation. But despite the advantages, there are still challenges and blockades in the way. Data can go a long way towards not only finding these problems but identifying organisation-wide change to improve things. Yorkshire Water published a response to their gender pay gap data last year - their gender pay gap was significantly lower than the national average but they have recognised there is still work to be done.

Publishing more data about diversity and pay gaps is the start - identify the gaps, challenge the methods, explore the solutions. Here are the questions we want to ask:

These are just starting points, and we expect that a lot of people will have their own questions to ask and their own challenges to debate. Make sure you add your thoughts to the open Google Doc as this will help us shape the working session on 23 April.

Workshop running order

13:30 - 13:45Welcome.
Arrive. Meet, greet, and coffee.
13:45 - 14:00 Introductions
Introduction and overview of the afternoon
14:00 - 14:45Context setting
Show and tell of existing work, projects, and visualisations like the Leeds Gender Pay Gap
14:45 - 15:30What are the challenges or problems?
Missing data, the practicalities and legalities of collecting diversity data, who needs to be involved. Unconference style.
15:30 - 15:45Tea/Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:30Continue to work with challenges/solutions
Make connections in the room for potential new projects.
16:30 - 17:00What happens next?
What could you do tomorrow/next week/next month that could make things happen?
17:00 - 17:30Wrap up
Final thoughts and wrap up.