Did you know there are more men called Peter than there are women leading FTSE 250 companies?! (Six versus five, if you were wondering…)

What about that only 54 of the firms listed have a non-white board-level director?

Not to mention the fact it’s impossible to get a clear idea on the statistics for other areas of diversity, including disability, age and sexual orientation.

In fact, the FRC’s latest annual update on the UK Corporate Governance Code showed “only one or two FTSE 100 companies reported their approach to LGBT+, age and disability diversity”. And separate research from INvolve found that 33% of the top 100 firms fail to specifically mention LGBT+ topics in their annual reports.

It’s time we all did more to take action to make a change. And, fortunately, so we can do exactly that – LinkedIn Learning has made their D&I suite of courses available for free, for the rest of the year. This material is perfect for individuals to challenge their thinking on diversity, to roll out to your team or to utilise as a companywide initiative on D&I.

Click the links below to access the courses available and let us know if you find it useful!

Unconscious Bias – Learn how to understand and identify your own biases so that you can begin to make more thoughtful hiring, promotion, and interpersonal decisions in your everyday life. Start course.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – Diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIBs) is the foundation for equitable workplaces. Learn how to activate DIBs to build a more diverse, innovative, and productive organisation. Start course.

Confronting Bias: Thriving Across our Differences – Continue your Thrive journey and discover how to interact with others across differences. Start course.

Skills for Inclusive Conversations – Learn to have productive and inclusive conversations about race, religion, and gender. Start course.

Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues – Explore principles and strategies that can help you have more productive, meaningful conversations about diversity. Start course.

Communicating Across Cultures – Develop your cross-cultural communications skills to communicate and collaborate better with managers, colleagues, and employees around the globe. Start course.

Bystander Training: From Bystander to Upstander – Become an upstander and change the trajectory of your organisation’s culture. Learn specific, actionable tools to stand up to harassment and bullying occur in your workplace. Start course.

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