Diversity by Design, Travers Smith's plan to tap into the world of the arts, which includes film, music, television, design and architecture, to help us build diverse, creative and collaborative teams and to develop an inclusive workplace.
Visual art can be a powerful way to instigate what can often be challenging topics relating to diversity and inclusion.
Recognising that BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority) inclusion and visibility is particularly poor across a number of City institutions, we invited some of the artists participating in our CSR Art Programme (link) to help lead a discussion about visual art, inclusion and BAME identities.
From the relationship between black women and their natural hair, to the interplay between ethnicity, sexuality and faith, the session explored some of the challenging and complex issues which can disproportionately affect BAME people.
Sponsored by our BAME network the discussion and themes raised will help inform the firm wide BAME inclusion action plan.