Free tickets can be booked here.

Free tickets can be booked here.

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.  See Notes for speaker bios & images.

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 Ranks, Let's Talk About Race, Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, How Recruitment Practices Can Be Diversified, Understanding Anti-Semitism, Career Progression for Diverse Talent, and Deaf People in the Music Industry? A Myth-busting Workshop.