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BPI announces speaker line-up for “How To Be An Ally At Work” workshop

Antonia Lines, Antoinette Boateng & Ben Price confirmed for panel discussion directed by Arit Eminue

Just one week to go to BPI’s latest training session in support of EDI on 28th April – places still available


The BPI – the UK independent and major record labels association – can today confirm the speaker line up for its latest training workshop in support of EDI – How To Be An Ally At Work.

Confirmed panellists for the online session on 28th April are:  Antonia Lines, Diversity Project Manager at Come Play With Me; Antoinette Boateng, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Warner Music Group; and Ben Price, Founder and Artist Manager at Harbourside Artist Management.  The event is directed by DiVA founder and BPI Equity & Justice Advisory Group (EJAG) member Arit Eminue

The event is open to all BPI and AIM members as well as to other music industry associates. Free tickets are still available and can be booked here

Title:                   BPI Training: How to be an Ally at Work

Date:                  Thursday, 28th April 2022

Time:                  4.00pm – 5:30pm

Location:            Online (Zoom)

About Allyship in the workplace

Allyship is increasingly regarded as a critical stepping stone in creating an inclusive workplace. But what does Allyship mean and look like in practice? This 90-minute session is designed to answer these questions. Delivered through the lens of intersectionality, attendees will work independently and through group discussions to develop a shared understanding of Allyship. Attendees will also hear from panel of contributors from a cross section of diverse groups who will share simple actions that people can take to become allies to their colleagues, including from marginalised communities, and enhance a culture of inclusion at work.  Allyship requires a collective effort; therefore, the workshop is designed for employees at all levels, irrespective of seniority.

Previous BPI Training workshops in support of EDI have covered a wide range of topics including Diversity in the RanksLet's Talk About RaceUnconscious Bias in the WorkplaceHow Recruitment Practices Can Be DiversifiedUnderstanding Anti-SemitismCareer Progression for Diverse Talent, and Deaf People in the Music Industry? A Myth-busting Workshop.

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