The European Central Bank helds its first (internal) event on Diversity and Inclusion: “United in Diversity” the 12 th and 13th of June 2017.
The main objective of “United in Diversity” event was to raise awareness about the added-value of diversity and inclusion in general as well as about specific diversity facets such as gender, nationality, (dis)ability, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
The ECB´s goal was to bring together bright minds and inspirational speakers to give topical talks to all ECB staff on Diversity & Inclusion as well as on the above mentioned diversity dimensions.
Six wonderful speakers from academia and public life were present: On Diversity of Thought (Scott E. Page); Unconscious Bias (Michael Page); Gender Diversity (IE´s Professor Celia de Anca); Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (Cecile Kyenge); Sexual Orientation and the Workplace (Martha McDevitt-Pugh); and Disability and the Working Environment (Saliya Kahawatte). The experts shared their background, experiences, knowledge, best practices and insights, empowering ECB ´s staff and business leaders to commit to inclusion & diversity as part of the European Central Bank´s DNA and one of the greatest competitive advantages.