One of the ways IP Inclusive aims to make the IP sector in the UK more diverse and inclusive is by creating support groups for 'minority' groups working in IP. As previously mentioned on this blog, IP Inclusive decided to create these groups in response to feedback from people within the IP sector who felt that such groups would provide them a 'safe' network in which they could share advice and support. Having these networks and connections can help some people feel more included and less isolated in the profession or their workplace.
So far, IP Inclusive has set-up IP Out and the Women in IP groups. We are now pleased to announce that we have set-up IP & ME - a support group which is open to anyone in the IP professions who shares IP Inclusive’s values, but is particularly for ethnic minority IP professionals.
You can find out more about IP & ME on their group page on this site. You can also attend IP & ME's first informal meetup, which is taking place in London on Thursday 22nd June, between 18:30 and 20:30 at The Old Bank of England pub. Come along to the meetup to find out more about the group, meet committee members and other IP professionals, and learn how you can get involved in the group. For more information, see the group page.
If you would like to keep up-to-date with IP & ME's activities, please subscribe to their mailing list. (See the group page for the sign-up form).