Within

The Within network is made up of employees from across the business, coming together to share common D+I practices, to generate new ideas and initiatives and to make inclusion a reality in the workplace.

Rak Kalidas, Levy Commercial Director

I am extremely proud to be part of the Within Network and to help ensure that we are putting D+I on the agenda and making it a core talking point in all our venues. This is something that I feel very passionate about from both a personal and professional aspect, and I pride myself in being a role model to others and show them that you can achieve your goals no matter what your background may be.

I am honoured to be named on the Empower Executive Role Model list and I will continue to strive to be the best role model to my team I can be. As the Chair of the Within network our aim is to promote cultural diversity in a work environment and in turn, inspire others to do the same and create a positive cultural change.

 

 

Listen and Educate

We wanted to get a sense of where our business was in terms of D+I and to hear first hand what our employees were saying so we held listening group sessions to get their views and ideas about what D+I means to them.

To further our knowledge and to educate ourselves we have partnered with Inclusive Employers where we have access to webinars with guest speakers and other educational content that will help inform our teams about important D+I topics and best practices.

 

Take A Stand

We want to raise awareness around the D+I agenda and create more movement around it. We want to spread the word and educate our teams on all things to do with D+I, and the more we talk about it, the more comfortable people become and then change can start to happen.

One way we are getting D+I on the agenda is through InclusiviTEAs. InclusiviTEA is an initiative that came from our celebration of National Inclusion Week 2020 and the idea is to sit down with your team or a colleague over a cup of tea and discuss all things D+I related. It can be very informal but it's a good way to get people to start talking about D+I, whilst catching up with your team members.

 

Attract and Develop

We post our jobs on a number of diverse job boards so that we can attract the best talent and have a workforce that is representative. We also have a few initiatives that encourage our employees to grow through the business and reach their highest potential.

We have just launched our Within Ambassador Programme which allows employees to have the responsibility to communicate with their teams, drive the D+I agenda, and feed back to the network in order to make real change.