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We have 1,000 actively registered Inclusion Champions across the bank who work together to drive change on important topics like ethnicity, LGBT+, gender balance, disability awareness and inclusivity. Mike Morris – a specialist advisor in Policy and Advice, People & Transformation – is one of our Champions. Here, he gives us an insight into his experiences so far.
Why did you choose to become Inclusion Champion?
“I became a Champion for a number of reasons” says Mike, “At the Bank we’re putting Inclusion high on the agenda and there are so many different resources and networks available to people. I wanted to be part of this and be able to promote this across my team and beyond”.
What have you enjoyed about being an Inclusion Champion?
“One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most is running inclusion sessions for my team where we have discussions about particular topics. Sometimes it’ll relate to that particular month, for example Black History Month.” Mike goes on, “We’ve also had conversations about the use of pronouns and the Black Lives Matter movement”
What’s your biggest success so far?
“One of my key successes was delivering the Choose to Challenge training to my team. I facilitated the discussion which is something I hadn’t done much of before. To be the one driving the conversation and encouraging the team to share their points of view was great and I saw a lot of engagement.”