Why the Directory?
It is still the case that the experiences, insights and views of women and minority groups are not sufficiently included or well represented at business conferences, in Government policy formulation and in key decisions that effect the wider community. The Diversity Directory is intended to positively support conference organisers and decision-makers in business, the public sector and Government in ‘diversifying the faces around the table’.
We aim to create a platform that will:
- showcase the wealth of talent across all of our offshore demographics
- help to connect diverse talent with opportunities to engage in conference panels and delegations, speaking opportunities, and in Government policy debates, scrutiny and formulation.
Initially the Directory will focus on women in Jersey and then we plan to broaden its scope to include other under-represented groups across Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
The Directory is free to use both to individuals keen to share their expertise and individuals or organisations seeking to tap into and benefit from the insights, knowledge and experiences of a diverse network.
Diversifying the faces around the table:
- Good policy emerges when it is made by all members of the society that the policies serve
- Diverse content and perspectives at conferences, events and in panel discussions makes more people feel welcome and leads to better outcomes, such as sound understanding of the issues in hand, more innovative solutions, effective networking and potentially better decision making back in the workplace.