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Driving diversity

EVCOM's Claire Fennelow says young people are the key to creating a more diverse and inclusive sector.

The industry is changing. Diversity, equality and inclusion are becoming not just nice-to-haves but essential considerations for so many businesses. This is going to be reflected most in new hires as employers look to find and nurture diverse talent. At senior level, this change is not impossible, but it is likely to be slower. Looking at our own senior board, and the boards of many associations like ours, diversity is something that we struggle with hugely. We at EVCOM are committed to greater diversity and inclusion at all levels, but a year of focused work in this area has taught us that youth engagement and diversity and inclusion go hand in hand...

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