The Equal Group’s Review of 2021
It’s hard to believe that 2021 is coming to an end, especially since many of us are still processing 2020. The ongoing pandemic has brought to light serious societal inequalities, but it has also created opportunities for reflection and spaces to question traditional systems and ways of working.
The pandemic has negatively impacted gender equality (ONS data shows that women were more likely to be furloughed and spend more time on unpaid household work and childcare), but has improved workforce participation for disabled workers, who have been more productive and taken fewer sick days when working from home (UNISON).
For The Equal Group, 2021 has been transformative: we have further extended our reach, working with organisations from energy, utilities, and local government, to technology, advertising and recruitment. Our team has doubled from seven to 14 individuals, all committed to our vision of enabling a business world without bias.
We have completed numerous projects with a plethora of clients including the Mayor of London, Pertemps Group, and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder, Mac Alonge was a finalist in MSDUK’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, and The Equal Group’s work with Energy & Utilities Skills won an Inclusion Programme of the Year award.
We’ve wrapped 2021 in numbers below (reel here). 2022 is shaping to be an even more exciting year, with projects so far secured with the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Royal College of Podiatry, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Depending on whether you celebrate the festive season or not, we wish you a wonderful Rohatsu, Pancha Ganapati, Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Ōmisoka, or New Year!