Building for the future: trade staff on diversity

Ahead of the ‘Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference’ on 13th November, The Bookseller spoke to seven panelists about their experiences of inclusivity in the sector, and what steps can be taken to accelerate change. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Wide-ranging and diverse' Booker Prize shortlist welcomed by trade, despite surprise omissions

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SoA calls on ACE to increase diversity in the arts and secure libraries' future

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‘People, not tech’: Trade’s digital leaders optimistic for future

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Over 80% of staff concerned about trade’s gender pay gap

An overwhelming 84% of people responding to a Bookseller survey have revealed that they are concerned by their company’s gender pay gap report, with just over half dissatisfied with their firm’s plans to tackle it. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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