19 October, 2017

Dare to be yourself

Here at M&S, we know that the first step to achieving a culture where people can truly be themselves is by creating an environment where people can talk freely and honestly about diversity, inclusion and wellbeing without fear of saying the wrong thing or being judged.

Dare to Be Yourself brings together National Inclusion Week (25-29 Sept) and World Mental Health Day (10 October) to help break down those barriers to having those conversations.

Research shows that diverse businesses are more successful – they attract the best people and represent customers from all backgrounds. We passionately believe that anything that makes us and our customers unique contributes to our diversity. Inclusion creates an environment where difference is valued, EVERYONE feels included and can be themselves.

Dare to be Yourself is an exciting campaign for our colleagues that’s happening over three weeks. Through a range of events, guest speakers from networks within M&S (Gender Equality Network, LGBT+ at M&S, BAME at M&S, The Buddy Network and Parents Net), and all-important Q and A sessions, we’ll be supporting our colleagues’ wellbeing, increasing their awareness and knowledge, and celebrating their diversity. We know that focussing on inclusion and wellbeing is not just good for us but good for our business too.

We want M&S to be a place where we are each valued for our differences and supported with our wellbeing, so that we can all truly be the best version of ourselves. 

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