We're delighted to publish, here, the finalised version of our 2018 Annual Report, incorporating a brief financial report for the year.
Please share as widely as you like.There is plenty to be proud of in the things that IP professionals achieved last year by working together to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. We hope the report inspires you to do even more in 2019...
Busy, busy, busy!
IP Inclusive is manned solely by volunteers. Busy volunteers. Everything we do is the result of someone’s generosity with their time, expertise, contacts and ideas; or their kindness in organising, hosting or catering for our events; or their sponsorship of projects such as websites and other resources.
And that’s all great, because it brings people together, united under the IP Inclusive umbrella in pursuit of a common cause. It allows us to share and learn from one another, to meet new people and hear different perspectives.
But if you want to help us do more, the one thing we could really use right now is time. We appreciate that volunteering has to be fitted around demanding day jobs, but if a few IP organisations donated, instead of money or an event venue, a couple of hours of staff time a week for IP Inclusive activities, there is so much more we could do together…
Ahead of our 2019 annual meeting on 22 January, you can read our 2018 Annual Report here. The financial report will follow shortly.
We've a lot to celebrate about 2018, and plenty to look forward to in 2019. Happy reading!
“If Diversity is being asked to the party and Inclusion is being asked to dance then Belonging is feeling able to dance like no one is watching….”
On 17 January we're running an event on "Allies, advocates, and supporters". Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright, this is a joint project between our three support groups IP Out, IP & ME and Women in IP, which will explore how we can all be allies, advocates and supporters for each other.
Ahead of this event, Tracy Powley of Focal Point Training and Consultancy takes a look a the importance of a culture of "belonging", and how we can create that culture in our own workplaces.