Are you a BME woman? Participate in an event to shape solutions to BME women’s inequality at work.

Last year, Close the Gap published research on Black and minority ethnic (BME) women’s experiences of employment in Scotland. We are now developing a set of recommendations for employers to address the problems raised in the research and we are looking for BME women to get involved.

Our research, Still Not Visible, found that:

  • Almost three-quarters of respondents reported they had experienced racism, discrimination, racial prejudice and/or bias in the workplace.
  • 47% of respondents believed they had experienced racism, discrimination, racial prejudice, and/or bias when applying for a job.
  • 42% of respondents indicated they had experienced bullying, harassment or victimisation because they are a BME woman.

To ensure our solutions are shaped by the lived experience of BME women in Scotland, Close the Gap are hosting an online engagement event.

The event will be held online via Zoom on the 24th of June from 10:30 to 12:15


10:30: Welcome and outline for event, Gillian Neish

10:40: Still Not Visible Research findings, Ruth Boyle, Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Close the Gap

10:50: Introduction to recommendation themes, Gillian Neish

10:55: Group discussions and design of additional recommendations

11:45 Group feedback to plenary session, Led by Gillian Neish

12:05 Next steps

12:15 Close

Click here to book for the free session.

Ahead of the event, we will be providing participants with guidance on how to connect to the event and resources for engagement, including a summary of the research and some draft recommendations.

If you are unable to participate in the event, but would still like to share your experiences, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email for an engagement pack.

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