About the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion SIG

In reponse to the Black Lives Matter campaign, PARN have created a new EDI Special Interest Group (SIG). Our aim is for staff of professional bodies to learn from experts in their fields at regular online events, gain access to a wealth of relevant resources, and support each other in tackling EDI issues within their organisations.

We are delighted to have a Steering Group who bring such passion and experience to the SIG:
Noorzaman Rashid, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
Tolulope  Aluko, Chartered Institute of Housing
Sarah Beacock, Nuclear Institute
Lily Roff, PARN

Join the EDI SIG:

Membership to the EDI SIG is now open. The membership year runs from November to November at an annual cost of:
PARN Member £100 +VAT
PARN non-member £200 +VAT

For more information on the purpose of the SIG, membership benefits, and how to join, please download the Membership Brochure.

Upcoming Meetings, all times 11am-12:30pm:

1. 19th May2021: Demystifying EDI data collection - Hear from expert panelists to address the benefits and concerns for your organisation.

We will once again be joined by Claire Harvey and Kulbir Shergill who will provide their expertise to answer queries from members regarding EDI data collection. Please send any questions you have to [email protected] prior to the event.

2. 8th September 2021

Previous Meetings:

The first meeting of the membership year took place on Wednesday 18th November, 11am-12:30pm: EDI challenges and solutions facing smaller membeship bodies.

The purpose of this event was to share ideas and solutions being adopted by small membership bodies to tackling Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues. Members asked questions to an expert panel, who included:
- Claire Harvey; ex Paralympian and Head of EDI at KPMG
- Kulbir Shergill; Director of Social Inclusion at Warwick University

The inaugural meeing of the EDI SIG is took place on 14th October, 11am-12pm.

This was an opportunity for PARN members and non-members to learn from an incredible key speaker, and hear from the Steering Group who shared their experiences and key tips for tackling EDI issues within their organisations. We hope this meeting demonstrates the value of joining the SIG and inspires you to join, so you can better tackle EDI issues within your organisation.

See the recording of the first EDI SIG meeting here!


Please download the companion report, which is to be read alongside the meeting recording.

You can download key speaker, Monica Stancu's presenation here.

You can download Sarah Beacock's presenation here.

Interested in joining? Please e-mail [email protected]