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ByJoanne

Keynote at #IWD2018 hosted by NatWest

I really enjoyed delivering a keynote at NatWest’s Entrepreneurial Spark Hub in Leeds yesterday in support of their International Women in Business event #IWD2018. I talked about my own life and entrepreneurial journey, developing my mindset, overcoming my own limiting beliefs and impostor syndrome.

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ByJoanne

Diversity

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.  It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

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Equality

Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents, and believing that no one should have poorer life chances because of where, what or whom they were born, what they believe, or whether they have a disability. Equality recognises that historically, certain groups of people with particular characteristics e.g. race, disability, sex and sexuality, have experienced discrimination.

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Equity

Equity is the system of justice and fairness, where there is an even-handed treatment of all the people. Under this system, the individual needs and requirements are taken into account and treated accordingly.

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Inclusion

Inclusion is about positively striving to meet the needs of different people and taking deliberate action to create environments where everyone feels respected and able to achieve their full potential

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Individuality

Individuality is the quality that makes one person or thing different from all others. Were are all a product of our own unique collection of attributes.

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Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias is where your background, personal experiences, societal stereotypes and cultural context can have an impact on your decisions and actions without you realising.

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Intersectionality

Intersectionality is defined as the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.

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