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Diversity and Inclusion Hub: Sex

Introduction

All resources below have been recommended by AEO, AEV, and ESSA members. If you would like to submit a resource for consideration on Sex, including articles, videos, books, and/or films, please send it to us by clicking the button below.

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articles
Gender equality is not a ‘women’s issue’ – it’s good for men too

Julia Gillard

Despite all the progress made, men still dominate positions of power. And, as a string of recent harassment scandals has shown, the behaviour of some men has had profound effects on women’s careers, their success and their lives. The good news, is that many men are acknowledging the importance of playing their part to make gender equality a reality.

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books
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado-Perez 

Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives.

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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story

Angela Saini

Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini takes readers on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered. She explores what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded.

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media
Women Focussed Session

Phacilitate's Advanced Theories Connect

Michael Adeniya leads the Phacilitate Women Focussed Session

Watch the video here

podcasts
The Pay Gap Conundrum

Diversity Ally, The Podcast

"What gets measured, gets improved." Confused about equal pay and pay gaps? Are women and particularly women of colour really that bad at negotiating a fair salary or do biases come into play? And finally, how do organisations tackle this issue before it becomes a crisis point? 

Listen here

Ain't I A Woman too?

Diversity Ally, The Podcast

In this episode, Diversity Ally discuss intersectionality, in its various forms, and feminism. Taking a closer look at themes and experiences around being a female AND black.

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The Guilty Feminist

Deborah Frances-White

Each week Deborah and her special guests discuss topics "all 21st century feminists agree on" while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.

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The Making Of...

The Female Lead

In this podcast from The Female Lead, brilliant women talk about the key moments that have made them who they are.
From massive landmarks to simple everyday inspiration - these are the plot points that have steered their stories.

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Testimonials

  • "Great day hosting our first AEV working group event!..WOW did I learn a lot and some great insights into how other venues work and the challenges they are trying to overcome. If you are a venue looking to network with other like minded professionals I would recommend looking at joining the AEV".
    Danielle Worker
    Corporate Events Team Leader, Silverstone Circuits Ltd
  • "“Great catering...is essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field"
    Phil Wetz
    Retail & Catering Manager, ExCeL London
  • “The AEV provides collective representation for its member venues, turning individual commitment into a group effort"
    Paul Brough
    Venue Health & Safety Manager, Olympia London
  • "Proud to be part of this Cross Association discussion. I am confident in our ability to improve and progress our working platform through conversation".
    Amir Vered
    Head of eForce and IT, Olympia London (Chair of Cross Association Technology WG)
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale
    Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • “The AEV undertakes crucial work on behalf of event venues up and down the country to ensure our voice is heard. They reinforce the important role our sector plays in delivering economic impact, increasing trade, providing jobs and driving the visitor economy.”
    Lucy Merritt
    Head of Marketing and Communications, ExCeL London
  • AEV Membership is a key part of our business strategy; it has and will continue to be a core elements of our plan to support knowledge sharing in the industry and to develop both our team and the venue.
    Kate Vandenburg
    Marketing Director - Business Design Centre
  • Our team at ACC Liverpool feel indebted to the substantial work that the AEV do for our amazing industry. As the pillar association for venues across the country it’s a real privilege for our teams to participate in many of the working groups, learning and contributing to new processes which helps drive our industry forward on a national scale.
    Colm Graham
    Senior Exhibition Account Manager, ACC Liverpool
  • We have benefited hugely from all of the insight, discussion, events and networking, but it has also meant that we have been able to give back to the industry by sharing our unique experiences and professional knowledge and allowing our employees to help lead and shape the Association from the inside.
    Mathew James
    Head of Brand, Telford International Centre
  • “The AEV has been an invaluable asset to us as a company and the wider industry, helping to lobby on the industries behalf, consolidating and distributing information and facilitating vital knowledge sharing.”
    Charlie Hodgson
    Managing Director at The Kia Oval