Building More Equal and Inclusive Cultures in Business Schools

9 February 2021 3pm – 5pm Webinar Zoom

Following popular demand, we are holding a second "Building More Equal and Inclusive Culture in Business Schools" session. 

We are inviting BAM members who are interested in issues of equality, diversity, inclusion and respect in business schools, and in making business school cultures more equal and inclusive, to participate in this workshop. During the workshop, we will share the initial results from the first stage of data collection and analysis conducted as part of the BAM Strategic Project entitled 'Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Respect in UK Schools of Business and Management'. This will include both the outcomes of statistical analysis of EDI-related HESA data and findings from qualitative interviews with business school leaders.

Following from the empirical material gathered so far, we are able to begin to build an understanding of both the experiences of participants related to equality, diversity, inclusion and respect, but also of organisational cultures and structures within which current inequalities are embedded and reproduced. The workshop will focus on generating further insights and potential solutions through involvement of participants in discussing data vignettes and collectively imagining ‘interventions’ aimed at making business school cultures more equal and inclusive. Please, come and join us in this informative, creative and hopefully very helpful exercise!



This event will take place on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 between 15:00 and 17:00 GMT


Who Should Attend?

BAM members interested in creating more inclusive, equal and respectful cultures in schools of business and management. We particularly encourage business schools leaders who are committed to making a positive cultural change to attend.


Benefits of Attendance

  • Becoming familiar with HESA data addressing EDI issues in UK business schools
  • Becoming familiar with qualitative research findings from interviews conducted as part of the BAM EDIR project
  • Opportunity to engage in reflexive discussions on current EDI practices in business and management schools
  • Opportunity to collectively generate practical solutions for making schools of business and management more equal and inclusive



Online, on Zoom. Joining details will be sent to all registered delegates roughly 48 hours prior to the event. This is a capped event with a limited amount of tickets, so please book your places early to avoid disappointment.



Presenters and facilitators include:
Prof. Nic Beech (President of BAM and Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University)
Prof. Katy Mason (Chair of BAM, Lancaster University)
Prof. Martyna Śliwa (Vice-Chair of BAM for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity, University of Essex)
Dr Ashley Thomas Lenihan (Head of Policy and Engagement at BAM)
Dr Lisi Gordon (BAM Member, University of Dundee)


Provider Information

This workshop is organised by researchers involved in the BAM Strategic Project on 'Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Respect in Schools of Business and Management'.

Image by Sharon McCutcheon



Please contact the BAM Office at [email protected] with any queries with regards to this event.


Event Fee 

This event is free and only for BAM Members.



BAM Members 

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If you are not a BAM member and would like to join BAM or find out more about the benefits of being a BAM member, please go to BAM membership.


Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.