Disability & Senior Leadership: Insights & Toolkit

September 09th, 2019 – House of Commons

Alongside the call for evidence and interviews we conducted, we also commissioned a Survation poll of over 1,000 UK based business leaders to understand their views about senior leaders with a disability. Some of the findings, featured this week in The Independent, are available below:

  • Only 1 in 10 business leaders were confident about recruiting disabled people to senior positions.
  • The main reason given for being apprehensive about recruiting disabled people to a senior roles was the potential high cost of adjustments. However, the average cost of reasonable adjustments is £75.
  • Two thirds of business leaders surveyed said they did not know any disabled senior business leaders despite disabled people making up 1 in 5 of the working age population.

Inclusive Tech Alliance have developed a unique toolkit to help increase the number of disabled people on boards and in senior leadership. The toolkit provides insights, guidance and recommendations for organisations across different sectors. It provides best practice for the engagement and recruitment of disabled candidates.

Book Tickets

Women in Engineering Conference at IOD

October 22nd, 2019 – London

The event will follow on from the launch of the 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering List which Inclusive Boards are producing in partnership with The Financial Times.

The conference will cover areas such as; Defining A Successful Engineering Career, Diversity in Engineering, Barriers to Leadership and Solutions, Gender Equality on Boards and much more.

The full agenda and speakers will be announced shortly – confirmed speakers include:

Dr Sarah Peers: Deputy President: International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists

Meshi Taka CEng MICE: Principle Civil Engineer: AECOM. STEM, Diversity, Equality & Wellbeing Champion.

Jane Atkinson: Executive Director: Bilfinger

Dr Nike Folayan: Founder & Chair: The Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers

Jacqueline Castle: Chief Engineer: Airbus

Joanna Wood: Group Engineering Director: BAE Systems

Book Tickets

IB100 2019 at London Living Room

November 13th, 2019 – London

The Inclusive Tech Alliance publishes #IB100 – The official list of the top 100 most influential black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders in the UK’s Tech Sector.

This annual list is released as part of an exciting partnership with Inclusive Boards and the Financial Times. The collaboration supports efforts of the newly formed Inclusive Tech Alliance to improve diversity at leadership level within UK Tech.

Know someone that should be on the list this year? Click the link to learn more and find out how to submit nominees.


The ITA Awards Ceremony

November 29th, 2019 – London

The ITA Awards will be taking place at the Landmark Hotel with over 20 awards being presented, and over 400 inspirational guests in attendance. We’ll have extensive media coverage, and over 20,000 senior leaders in tech will be part of the pre and post-event dissemination strategy. We’ll also be releasing our annual report on D&I within the tech sector and what changes have taken place over the last year. Click the link to learn more.