Diversity & Inclusion resources


WISE Campaign

Aims to achieve gender equality in STEM by driving diversity in sectors across the UK

Women's Engineering Society

Promotes the education of women in engineering and advancing the education of the public concerning the study and practice of engineering among women.

Young Women's Trust

Supports young women, especially those struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them

Women's Business Council

Government-backed, business-led council that was established in 2012 with the aim of ensuring real action to maximise women’s contribution to economic growth

Women on Boards

Provides information, encouragement and connections to help women get to the top within their own company


Social enterprise working to inspire and support young women and non-binary people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers.


The European Association for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Social Mobility

Inspiring the Future

Providing young people with the opportunity to meet a wide range of role models doing interesting, exciting jobs to inspire and motivate them.

Campaign for Learning

Champion lifelong learning at a national level, working with partners and collaborate on initiatives of all scales.

Generating Genius

Work with young people who are underrepresented in higher education and particularly in STEM

The Social Mobility Foundation

Charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people


Social mobility charity, creating inspirational mentoring relationships, which help young people, make confident and informed decisions about their futures.

Sutton Trust

Foundation which improves social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy.

STEM Ambassadors

Volunteers from a wide range of STEM related jobs offering their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.

Engineering Development Trust

Offers young people active learning experiences in STE(A)M related careers, giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge and exposure that will help them make decisions about their future.


Disability Rights UK

Working with Disabled People’s Organisations and Government across the UK to influence regional and national change for better rights, benefits, quality of life and economic opportunities for Disabled people

Business Disability Forum

A not for profit membership organisation that exists to transform the life chances of disabled people working through and with business to create a disability smart world.


A not for profit organisation, offering and charging employers for consultancy services, so that we can provide free support to further the rights of disabled people.


Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding


Race on the Agenda

One of Britain's leading anti-racist change drivers. Working with communities impacted by systemic racism, ROTA helps create the policies and practices to tackle inequality.

Blue Print for All

(formerly Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust)    Working with young people and communities to create an inclusive society in which everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity or background can thrive.

Runnymede Trust

Authoritative research-based interventions equip decision makers, practitioners and citizens with the knowledge and tools to deliver genuine progress towards racial equality in Britain.

Race Equality Foundation

National charity tackling racial inequality to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers

Provides support and promotes higher achievements in Education and Engineering particularly among students and professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Advance HE Race Equality Charter

Improving the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education.

Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.


Pride in STEM

Charity run by an independent group of LGBTQIA+ scientists & engineers from around the world. Proud of who we are and what we do. We aim to showcase and support all LGBTQIA+ people in STEM fields.

Press for Change

UK-based campaign group focusing on the rights and treatment of trans people. Seeking respect and equality for ALL trans people in the UK, through case law, legislation, and social change

Gendered Intelligence

Not-for-profit charity, working to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans people.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.


Equalities Office

Government Equalities Office (GEO) is the unit with responsibility for social equality. The office has lead responsibility for gender equality within the UK government, together with a responsibility to provide advice on all other forms of equality (including age, race, sexual orientation and disability) to other UK government departments.

Women and Equalities Select Committee

Select Committee appointed to examine the Government's performance on equalities issues.

Education and Skills Funding Agency

Funding education and training for children, young people and adults

Equality Act 2010

Legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Responsibility for the promotion and enforcement of equality and non-discrimination laws

Health and Safety Executive

Responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare

Gov.UK Discrimination

Explainer on your rights and what you can do

Non-Governmental Organisations

British Institute of Human Rights 

Provides information, training and consultancy about human rights

CaSE - Campaign for Science and Engineering

The UK's leading independent advocate for science and engineering.

Equality Advisory and Support Service

Advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights

Business in the Community

Business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR and diversity, equality and inclusion

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

ACAS provide individual organisation help in addressing a range of issues related to equality and diversity

Advance HE

Advance HE’s Equality Charters enable organisations to apply for an award recognising their commitment to, and progress on, equality and diversity.

Citizens Advice

Explains the procedure or steps you need to follow when you make a discrimination claim

Training & Education, Course Accreditation and Examinations
Prizes, awards and grants

Below you will find the presentations from the Prizes, Awards and Grants workshop and a summary of the feedback from two sessions: Planning for Change and Challenges in Prizes.

Feedback from this workshop included a request for more guidance on diversity monitoring and measurement so we would encourage you to check out our Better Measures paper and the diversity monitoring guidance / sample monitoring form from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The following diversity resources have been produced with input from member organisations’ representatives and external experts.

Guidance on diversity leadership and champions

It is widely accepted that strong leadership is necessary to create an inclusive culture that values diversity as such the Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion calls for the appointment of a board-level Champion. This guidance document suggests roles that the Champion might take on and discusses the leadership required at different levels within the organisation.

Royal Society of Chemistry: Breaking Barriers

In early 2018, the RSC Diversity Landscape of the Chemical Sciences report showed a lack of progress in developing and retaining women in leadership positions in the chemical sciences. Therefore, the RSC designed the Breaking Barriers study to look into the reasons why the retention and progression of women is low, with three overall objectives:

  • To improve understanding of the barriers to retention and progression of women in academic roles
  • To identify actionable solutions to enable women to meet their full potential in these roles
  • To begin to investigate issues of retention and progression of women outside academia

Read the Breaking Barriers report here.


WISE aim to enable and energise people who increase the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK’s scientific, technology and engineering (STEM) workforce.

Find out more about what they do here.


The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service works with employers and employees to improve workplace relationships.

Find advice on dealing with discrimination, bullying and harassment at work and more here.