A More Diverse BBC
Attracting and developing great talent – whatever their background – both on and off air, is a priority for the BBC.
Nearly a year after they launched their “ambitious strategy” to hardwire diversity into everything the BBC does, today it’s unveiling the results of it’s recent and most comprehensive staff census that shows the BBC has met its 2017 targets – and is well on the way to hitting it’s 2020 goals:
- 14.5% of their workforce are from black, Asian or minority ethnic background, including more than 10% of their leadership.
- Over 48% of their staff are women – approaching the 50% target set for 2020.
- Over 10% identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.
- More than 10% of their staff have told them they have a disability – already ahead of the goal for 2020.
Speaking at the Creative and Cultural Skills annual conference in Thurrock, Director-General Tony Hall welcomed the progress – but insisted there must be no complacency.