PEOPLE OF BAME - HEAR MY STORY
SteerCo Member: Diversity Project
““We need more diversity at the top level, to constantly challenge and create the will for positive change.”
Jacqueline Onalo FSRA
Award-winning Human Rights Lawyer, Leadership Development Trainer, Coach, Lecturer, Equality and Diversity Expert
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Estates Development Manager, York St John University
“Research the job, prepare, apply and just go for it. Go into the marketplace with a positive mindset and try your best. Only then can you forge your own path.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: NELSON MANDELA
Anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist
How can we tell the story of Nelson Mandela in just a few hundred words? The truth is we can’t, there is just so much to say. We will instead reflect on the stories we shared and think about his legacy in relation to our current climate. Everyone we’ve interviewed gave us a short list of BAME figures, both historic and contemporary, who have inspired them. One name which kept coming up was Nelson Mandela. His impact on world history is vast, having achieved the impossible in South Africa and becoming a beacon of hope for racial equality and peace. It seems pertinent to remind ourselves of what he achieved and what he stood for as we are living in a growingly intolerant climate, where polemic views are dividing us and tearing apart longstanding national and international relationships.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”