Our Executive Creative Director Patrick took on the first ‘Leaders Who Learn’ session, entitled 'Check Yourself'. In it, he talked about the assumptions he had made about his place within the system of white supremacy, and how he had started to correct those assumptions and move toward positive action through reading and self-analysis. Shanna, our Country Manager in the US, talked about how white supremacy can permeate the workplace and the ways in which we can dismantle it. Our next session will be led by our CEO, Phil.
Learning and sharing
Continuous learning is a key theme within the DEI Squad, so we’ve all committed to short learning segments in our weekly meetings.
Our Fan Support Manager Dave gave us a retrospective of the career and social impact of SOPHIE, the British musician and producer who reshaped electronic music into dazzlingly original avant-pop, paving the way for more diverse gender representation across the scene. DICE’s Lead Writer Georgia talked about the rise and supposed ‘fall’ of disco, detailing how Black and LGBTQ+ artists created one of the most influential genres of our time.
To help us invest more in diverse communities, we partnered with Ting, who deliver outstanding personal and professional development programmes. The Ting team is on a mission to bridge the equity skills gap that people from underrepresented backgrounds often face when trying to climb the career ladder. Several of our DICE leaders were selected for their latest programme and are very excited to begin their mentoring journeys.