ICAS celebrates Pride month
Creating an equal, diverse and inclusive profession is a priority for ICAS.
We’re proud to support Pride month and the LGBTQ+ community. Pride started in America in 1969 and has since become a global celebration of LGBTQ+ communities around the world, while also being an opportunity to raise awareness of the issues facing the community across the world.
Hear from our President, Catherine Burnet, on why it’s important for ICAS to support Pride.
Following our Council meeting in December last year, we set up what has been called ‘the Guthrie group’. The name ‘Guthrie’ is in honour of Isabel Clyne Guthrie, who was the first woman to become a CA back in 1923. This was of course a long time after ICAS admitted men to its membership and followed the passing of UK legislation which removed any legal impediment to women becoming members of ICAS or any other professional organisation.
Comprising ICAS members and staff, the Guthrie group is taking forward our agenda of embedding a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion within ICAS and our wider profession.
The Guthrie group has released a draft statement of values and is inviting members to comment on the draft by 31 July. The final version will then be put forward to the ICAS Council in September:
"ICAS places equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of all that we do. With our partner organisations, we are committed to building a diverse membership and workforce that is beneficial for all, and that enables our communities to learn, grow and advance together."
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