Diversity Month in Poland

As part of the Diversity Month, we have planned 4 debates, during which we will reflect on the most important challenges related to diversity management and building inclusive workplaces. The debates will be shown live on http://kartaroznorodnosci.pl/diversitymonth and our FB page: fb.com/zarzadzanieroznorodnoscia. You can also follow us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/karta-roznorodnosci

May 6

Discussion panel „Work in the digital age. How to create an inclusive organization in the post-pandemic world” (partner: Veolia Polska)

We talked about changes in work accelerated by the pandemic. About whether hybrid, remote and digital work increases the risk of discrimination or eliminates it. We looked at company practices and the necessary procedures that help ensure equal opportunities and inclusion in an organization operating in the digital world (e.g. people of different ages, playing different roles, having different access to technological resources). We talked about the challenges revealed by the pandemic and about what actions and reflections are necessary in the world of digitization to take care of employees with different views, origins, skills, roles and values.

The recordings can be found here:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=484835826167547&ref=watch_permalink
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpmPEvB5Om4
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/video/live/urn:li:ugcPost:6795982940602982400/

May 13

Discussion panel: “Caring roles – best practices on supporting employees with caring responsibilities” (partner: Veolia Polska)

We will touch on the topic of caring for children and adult dependants. How companies deal with the caring roles of their employees and what they can do, apart from legal obligations, to help them fulfill their caring responsibilities. What is the future in relation to the ageing society? What are formal and informal ways that facilitate the work-life balance? How the pandemic influenced work-life balance and what conclusions should be drawn in the face of WLB directive which is about to be transposed soon into Polish law?

May 20

Discussion panel: “Well-being – what are employer’s duties in the digital world?” (partner: BNP Paribas Bank Polska)

We will start with defining what well-being really means and what are the responsibilities of the employer. What are the best practices? How companies measure well-being and what are well-being components (i.e. health, compensation, workload, responsibilities, organizational culture, feeling safe in the workplace regardless of views, appearance etc.)? How the pandemic influenced wellbeing and what are conclusions for the future?

After the discussion panel we invite to the online workshop “Diversity in Action” with Zyta Machnicka, HR & EB expert.

May 27

Discussion panel: “Diversity and Inclusion management in the view of increasing social tension” (partner: BNP Paribas Bank Polska)

This debate is inspired by the analysis on corporate activism prepared by the Responsible Business Forum. We will be looking for the answer on how the companies should react to social tension and when they are expected to take a stand. What are the expectations of the consumers? We will talk about the role and power of business in the creation of public discourse. We’ll take a closer look at the company strategies regarding building inclusive organizations and human rights. We’d like to check if the language of business is inclusive and how it strengthens stereotypes and biases.

Another events planned to celebrate the Diversity Month are a series of Diversity Talks podcasts and two online meetings with D&I Leaders, which will be a great opportunity to share their experiences and inspire the business to be more inclusive. The meetings will be available only for Polish Diversity Charter Signatories.

We have also planned the Diversity Month Film Festival on the weekends (May 7-9, May 14-16 and May 21-23). It is supported by BNP Paribas Bank Polska. The festival is organized in partnership with Against Gravity and Festival of Responsible Films “17 Goals”.

On 27th May, at the end of Diversity Month, we have planned the announcement of Diversity IN Check – a list of the best employers for Diversity and Inclusion in Poland