Diversity and inclusion

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Listen, learn and lead.

As a School, we focus on tackling systemic challenges. The challenges of structural racism and discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability and other factors are persistent elements of our society.

Advancing a diversity and inclusion agenda will require us to closely examine our policies, our culture, our classrooms—and ourselves.

Our strategy on racism will build on the work of our Anti-Racism Taskforce and the three-step approach endorsed by our 2019-2020 MBA class: Listen, Learn, and Lead.  

We will work together to make Oxford Saïd a place in which everyone feels included and welcome.

PurpleLightUp

This year we are taking part in PurpleLightUp, which draws attention to the economic contribution of disabled people.

We have worked hard to ensure our spaces are accessible and continue to make improvements all the time.

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Watch a message from our Dean, Peter Tufano about our commitment to disability inclusion

Women at Oxford Saïd

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Creating a climate of change

Gender equality in both the workforce and education is crucial for ensuring future success. We are working to increase female representation across our programmes and faculty while delivering inclusive programme and careers content to develop those women who come through our doors.

Events - Intersectionality & Inclusion

We believe that business must play an integral part to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion that will alter the future for generations to come.

This road is a challenging one. We are bringing together leaders and activists who are already making an impact in our new vodcast series, Intersectionality and Inclusion. Hear how they start to tackle these issues and learn how to bring much-needed changes to your organisation.

Pathways to visibility

Albinism is rarely mentioned in the diversity, equity and inclusion debate, despite the extreme prejudice people with albinism face the world over. We spoke to members of Sesame Workshop, model Diandra Forrest, and Stephan Bognar from the NYDG Foundation, who worked on a recent campaign to build global awareness of people with albinism and their mistreatment.

 

Women entrepreneurs: building inclusivity and tackling world-scale challenges

The empowerment of women requires a joint effort. Both women and men need to work to facilitate the empowerment of others. But there is no one-size-fits-all answer. What impact do allies have on women’s careers and how can you become an advocate? In this episode, co-hosted by Bridget Kustin and Amanda Ellis from WE Empower, we speak to three successful female entrepreneurs about how they are helping women reach their full economic potential.

 

Tackling racism

Listen, Learn, Lead – a film by our MBA students

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'This film was series of conversations organised by members of the MBA class of 2020. It was our response as a class to the displays of anti-black racism that captured the attention of the international community in May of 2020.

Our conversations and actions against racism were far from perfect, but they were a helpful starting point for our class, and hopefully the wider School community. The goal was to encourage everyone affiliated with the School to step into those uncomfortable spaces, to hold each other and our school accountable, even when it feels like change is slow to come.

We hope this video continues to serve as a reminder to speak up, share your thoughts and feelings on systemic issues like racism. You will not only hold those around you accountable, but you will find friends and allies you did not know you had, and in doing so, build a stronger, safer community for everyone.'

Documentary - In the cold dark night

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This is the latest film from Emmy-nominated director and producer Stephen Robert Morse (MBA 2015, Saïd Business School). 

The film tells the story of a quest for justice for a murder victim and his family. Set in Griffin, Georgia, In the Cold Dark Night explores the racially motivated 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins remained unsolved for 35 years until a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent discovered a file that revealed lost evidence and secrets about the murder.

The film can be seen in the UK on sky documentaries as well as on now TV. In the US the film can be seen on Hulu and ABC as an episode of 20/20.

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

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We have appointed Dr Rhonda Hadi to the role of Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. She will lead the work of advocating for equity.

Athena Swan Award

We are proud of achieving a bronze Athena Swan award, which recognises our commitment to achieving gender equality in academia.

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