LONDON, UK – In its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Informa Markets has announced a unique partnership with Diversity Ally — an industry specialist in the inclusion and diversity space — to focus on creating balanced, inclusive environments for colleagues and customers.
This partnership will enable Diversity Ally to strengthen Informa Markets’ diversity and inclusion practices through the development of senior management and wider colleague-training programs, and the provision of bespoke guidance and support to colleague networks.
Informa Markets offers targeted digital services, virtual and in-person exhibitions, and actionable data solutions for a wide range of industries to connect, innovate and do business in more than 40 countries. With more than 3,500 colleagues across the globe, Informa is dedicated to promoting fair and inclusive practices, and providing colleagues with the tools to actively work on reducing the systemic inequalities which impact the people they work with and support.
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“We’re very excited about the insight and expertise that working with Diversity Ally will bring into our business,” said Thomas Humphris, HR Director, Informa Markets. “This partnership will help us in our ongoing commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive culture that recognizes talent without discrimination, and connects us closer to the customers and the communities we serve.”
To help companies in the events, MICE and hospitality industry become more diverse and inclusive in regard to their cultures, employees and images, Diversity Ally will utilize a holistic blend of industry research, company data and company ecosystem engagement.
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“The events industry is poised to be a model industry when it comes to demonstrating the multiple benefits of encouraging diversity and inclusion,” said Gabrielle Austen-Browne, Co-Founder, Diversity Ally. “We are particularly delighted to be partnering with Informa Markets, who are demonstrating their commitment to diversity and strategically working towards ensuring their organization and events are inclusive spaces for all. With Informa Markets’ global reach, this will be an opportunity to create a positive ripple effect through the sector and all the communities they serve.”
Reach Informa Markets at www.informamarkets.com and Diversity Ally at www.diversityally.co.uk