Deloitte's Multicultural Network (MCN) wins European Diversity Award
5 December 2016
Deloitte’s Multicultural Network (MCN) was named “Outstanding Employee Network Group of the Year” at the European Diversity Awards. The awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion across Europe. The European Diversity Awards recognises achievement in all areas of diversity including race, age, sexuality, disability, gender identity and belief.
Established 10 years ago along with eight other diversity networks, MCN supports the firm’s focus on ensuring that it provides an inclusive culture that is underpinned by respect. The judges were impressed with MCN’s activities, which include quarterly career webinars, graduate recruitment events and public speaking workshops with a British-Asian performing arts company. The judges also commended the network for raising awareness of the refugee crisis and events to heighten awareness of mental health challenges and wellbeing issues in ethnic minority groups.
Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent at Deloitte, said: “At Deloitte we are working hard to ensure that everyone can thrive, develop and succeed in our firm based on the value they bring, regardless of background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any other aspect of diversity. I am very proud to see Deloitte’s Multicultural Network being recognised for all they have done to make the firm more inclusive.”
The network's co-chairs, Lola Abitogun and Akshara Venkatesh, collected the award on behalf of Deloitte’s Multicultural Network.
Notes to editors
Deloitte’s ten Diversity Networks connect people who share affinity indicators such as gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and parenting and caring responsibilities. These networks engage more than 4,000 members from around the UK and provide support and a shared sense of belonging to our people, foster important links with clients and play an important role in connecting with the broader community. They come together regularly to share their plans and collaborate.
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