HSBC is one of the world’s largest and most recognisable banking and financial services organisations. With over 200,000 employees worldwide, this is a company that understands its responsibility to improve opportunities for Black and ethnic minority employees and boost the diversity of its senior leadership teams, publicly committing to at least doubling the number of Black employees in senior roles at the business by 2025.
To be a truly global company, you need global communication. And truly global communication can only come with genuine representation. BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies. By 2030, their goal is for their workforce to fully reflect the diverse regions in which they work, in order to become the world’s most trusted connector of people, devices and machines.
Following the EMEA and SSA professional development summit ‘Turning Point’, Google committed to redouble their efforts in cultivating a more inclusive workplace. They wanted to instigate a tangible change and combat the underlying feeling amongst Black employees, that they could not succeed at Google. BGN (The Black Googlers Network) came to UpSkill Digital to devise a workshop that would ultimately provide the tools and framework for Black employees to feel empowered within the organisation.
During the UK’s first lockdown, it became clear to the Emerging Talent team at HSBC, that Black And Minority Ethnic graduates’ prospects within the organisation were being negatively impacted. Among other things, graduates could no longer rotate to other departments, which meant less exposure and impeded career progression. HSBC needed a solution and came to UpSkill Digital for help.