The David Wainwright
Equal Opportunity Development Trust


Registered in England and Wales as a charity No. 328049

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At the 25th anniversary event: Trustee Gary Bowker, Linda Dickens, Doreen Lawrence and Richard Stone

(Photo: Nigel Shindler)
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•  After 25 years of campaigning for equality in the workplace, the Wainwright Trust believes that although much has been achieved, newer approaches are needed to keep moving forward. These need greater efforts than the Trust is able to provide. Therefore, the Trust wishes to invest its 10,000 remaining funds in a suitable proposal that will make a valuable contribution to equality at work while keeping the Wainwright name in the forefront of this field. Click here for fuller details.

•  The need to seek and demand equality constantly was highlighted at the Wainwright Trust's 25th anniversary event on Thursday 25 October 2012 at the Royal College of Physicians, London. Doreeen Lawrence in conversation with Stephen Lawrence Inquiry member Dr Richard Stone described her continuing battle to open doors for young people from ethnic minorities into the professions. "Little pockets of things are happening in the professions but not enough across the board," she said. "Racism is not a word people like to use today but it is engrained."

Professor Linda Dickens of the University of Warwick looked at key changes achieved for women at work over the past 25 years. There have undoubtedly been considerable improvements, she said, but gender inequality continues and the pace of change is slow. Present factors driving change were public sector equality duty and the business case that in some companies was bringing about change ahead of legislation. Individuals and companies who keep the equality agenda alive are the levers of change, she concluded. For a copy of Linda's presentation click here.

At the evening event the findings of Trust's survey What's changed in 25 years? were unveiled. Click here for a copy or click here for the executive summary — Acrobat Reader required.

Wainwright Trust Evening 2012

•  The 2011 Wainwright Trust Question Time Evening was held on Tuesday 25 October at the Royal College of Physicians, Regent's Park, London. This year's panel consisted of Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary of the Unite union, Sandhya Drew, barrister specialising in equality, employment and human rights law, Stephen Frost, Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) and Vice-President, Diversity. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Sonny Taank, Vice-President and Senior HR Business Partner, Citigroup. The lively debate was ably chaired by King's College Trust chairman Michael Parker CBE.

Wainwright Trust Evening 2011

•  Filmed archive of the struggle for Equal Pay. The Trust is proud that it was able to provide funding to enable the Trades Union Congress to pilot a series of films of those involved in early equal pay disputes. Armed with the pilot films the TUC has been able to obtain funding for much more to provide a lasting record of these important events. Click here for fuller details.

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