CUIN | UPDATING | Diversity Atlas and A Vibrant Start to 2024 | January 2024

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Happy New Year from Diversity Atlas!

Welcome to our 1st newsletter of 2024! The past year has been eventful, and as we embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, we are excited to share some incredible developments at Diversity Atlas in the months to come. Get ready for a year filled with engaging events, new and improved platform features, and an enriching webinar series — all of which will serve as a platform where the community can come together to learn, explore, and engage in transformative discussions on fostering better diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 

BENCHMARKING | Kick off the year of where your DEI Strategy sits

New year is the time for starting fresh — and if you’re looking to start on a DEI plan, the best way to kick off is with our free Diversity Atlas Healthcheck - a free survey we’re offering online to help you come to terms with where your organisation is at currently with diversity, equity and inclusion. It only takes 5 to 10 minutes, which gets you a report with a score out of 100.  You will find out where you’re doing well, and receive advice to rectify potential gaps in your practice. Not only does this help your organisation, but the Diversity Data Health Check is great for the DEI community.

FEATURING | Our latest blog on DEI Backlash

Our latest blog post delves into the complex landscape of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, exploring the nuanced topic of DEI backlash. 

The article also sheds light on the challenges organisations may face when implementing these crucial initiatives and provides valuable insights into understanding, addressing, and ultimately overcoming resistance. 

Discover practical strategies for fostering a workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusion, and learn how effective communication and commitment from leadership can make a lasting impact. Join us in exploring the keys to navigating DEI backlash and building a more inclusive environment for everyone.

INTRODUCING | 2024 Webinar Series

Diversity Atlas is proud to announce that 2024 will be the year in which we’ll continue developing our pool of Cultural Diversity thought leaders, and our first step is a series of webinars to be launched from February 2024 onwards. Our series of webinars will be themed under the following categories of using Diversity Atlas: for events, for research in universities, for building Gender Equality Planning (GEP) blocks and reporting under the Horizon Europe context, for fundraising, for benchmarking, and of course for reporting Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators.

Likewise, if you consider yourself a cultural diversity champion or even an entry level employee, you may benefit from our training programs, adjusted to serve your needs from general information to detailed strategies development. Stay tuned for more updates!

ELABORATING | Inclusive strategies & datasets (in Greek) – Allilon 13th edition

Diversity Atlas CEO and founder, Peter Mousaferiadis, and our Cultural Ambassador Mario Chatzidamianos are elaborating on the UN’s Right to Development and SDGs resolutions, based on Diversity Atlas’s inclusive datasets, on the 13th edition of the 'Allilon' magazine in Greece, produced by AllilonNET Non-profit Company.

In a world dominated by fourth-generation technology services and tools, individuals attempt to put these developments at their service to achieve socio-economic upliftment. The United Nations resolution on the Right to Development mandates this principle, which also becomes clearer when met under the Resolution on Achieving the SDGs.

The problem lies in the fact that governments lack comprehensive and inclusive data sets through which they could design and implement relevant policies. This article uses the world's first inclusive diversity data tool, Diversity Atlas, as an example for designing social innovation policies that leave no one behind. The article is published in the 13 edition of the ‘Allilon’ magazine, a periodical dedicated to social and solidarity economics to be published in March 2024.

BRINGING | Diversity Atlas around Pakistan

Mashood Qureshi, our Client Experience Director, hosted a string of engaging events in Pakistan’s major northern cities. Titled ‘Diversity Data for Bottom-Line Growth,’ these roundtables convened C-Suite and HR leaders from top national companies, covering eighteen industries. The focus was on leveraging precise diversity data to drive profitability and inclusivity in the workplace. 

The interactive sessions, underpinned by Diversity Atlas’s insights, emphasised the urgent need for enhanced belonging among workers through data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. The events featured deep conversations on advancing DEI and were capped off with actionable insights for embracing a truly diverse and inclusive business landscape in Pakistan. 

The series was part of Mashood’s road trip to Future Fest, Pakistan’s largest tech expo – where he connected with tech leaders from Pakistan and abroad to discuss the way forward for measuring diversity and how it can help companies take their best step into the future. It was great to connect with so many new people along the way, and spark some great new projects that we’ll keep you posted on through the course of this year.

HIGHLIGHTING | Calendar Spotlight: Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, marks the beginning of the lunar calendar and is celebrated by numerous Asian and other communities around the world.

This year heralds the arrival of the Year of the Dragon, a symbol of strength, courage, and good fortune. As we embrace the dragon's auspicious energy, families gather for joyous festivities marked by colourful parades, traditional dances, and feasts symbolising prosperity.

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year from all of us at Diversity Atlas!


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