What We Do

ABHI Diversity and Inclusion

As an association, we are actively working to lead our sector to improve diversity and inclusiveness.  

In September 2017 we hosted the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion eventFeedback from the evening was unanimously positive as over 70 delegates heard from a range of inspirational speakers on their leadership experiences and approaches to improving diversity in their respective fields.

ABHI then created two diversity seats on the Board of Directors, to co-opt individuals with skills that would enhance the capabilities and diversity of the non-executive Directors. 

Six months later, and to coincide with Internationals Women's Day, we hosted the second Diversity and Inclusion event. As part of the evening, we were delighted to launch a best practice document that gives five very different perspectives on how organisations are engaging with the gender diversity agenda, both within and outside the HealthTech industry.

At our July 2018 diversity event, we asked attendees to share their "lightbulb moments". Our hope is that this collection of experiences gives readers the tools to push the conversation beyond those who are already committed and active around this issue.

Our documents are all 'live' and our intention is to add further case studies as our work in this area continues. If you would like to add to them, contact eleanor.charsley@abhi.org.uk 

ABHI will, with our Members, continue to work on leading the industry on this important issue. Our vision is to broaden diversity and to champion HealthTech as a career choice that is built on equality. This must be implicit right across our sector.

“Enjoyable, inspiring and above all, energising. It was an honour to share the stage with such an illustrious array of speakers and I commend the work ABHI are doing to improve diversity and inclusiveness across the HealthTech sector. The message from the evening was clear; with the right level of support, all women, at any career stage, can become the leader they aspire to be."

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

 

 

ABHI are also a proud member of the 30% Club, which campaigns for greater representation of women at senior leadership and board level, with a target of a minimum of 30%. 

 

The pledge has been signed by 9 people.

 

ABHI CHARTER

In order to support our work, we ask you to support our Diversity Charter:

Commit that I will:

1. Be vocal in my support for equality and call out inappropriate behaviour
2. Think about the balance and diversity of teams
3. Be knowledgeable about core diversity data and the business case for greater diversity
4. Support ABHI in meeting their diversity commitments.