Diversity & Inclusion

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BAME women ‘lean in’

As a sponsor of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards on 12 May, Enterprise hosted a ‘lean in’ circle for BAME female employees before the event. Over tea and cake, three women shared their challenges and successes, including how to be a mum and run a busy rental branch.

On board with Opportunity Now

The UK HR Director Leigh Lafever-Ayer has been appointed to the board of Business In The Community’s Opportunity Now gender diversity campaign, joining senior directors from Shell, Santander, Royal Mail and GSK in promoting gender equality in the UK.

TARGET Jobs Graduate Recruiter of the Year

It’s official: Enterprise Rent-A-Car has won the coveted ‘Graduate Recruiter of the Year’ accolade at the 2016 TARGET Jobs awards in recognition for the opportunities the business creates for its graduate recruits. Enterprise also picked up the ‘Social Mobility’ award for its contribution to increasing opportunity for applicants from all backgrounds.

Double nomination at Race EqualityAwards 2016

Enterprise has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Race Equality Awards, to be announced in October. Kully Manku is a finalist as a diversity ‘Role Model in the Workplace’ and Enterprise is also a finalist in the ‘Employee Network Award’ for U3’s BAME employee network and BAME Connexions event.

Daryl Scales in top BAME ranking

Vice President of Finance for Europe, Daryl Scales, has been named on the inaugural Upstanding Leaders List published by executive recruitment firm Audeliss and published in the Financial Times. This highlights the top 100 leading ethnic minority executives in the US and UK and celebrates senior executives who have championed ethnic diversity within their organisations and beyond. Daryl ranked 29th on the list of 100 executives.

Enterprising Women engage EU99

On 12 April, Enterprising Women, the WIL board at EU99, held an informal networking lunch and invited employees to come and find out more about each board member’s business strands. Attendees learnt how they could get involved by choosing a strand that interested them. For them it is an opportunity to both raise their profile within the company and learn new skills. Small breakout groups chatted about gender issues at EU99. It was a productive and enjoyable lunch and the outcome is more people from EU99 getting involved with the different strands of the Enterprising Women Board. If you would like to get involved email enterprisingwomen@ehi.com

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