Last month we saw an overwhelming amount of support for Pride from associates in Itatiaia, Brazil. JLR’s LGBT network has gone worldwide with a clear message that diversity and inclusion spans international borders.
Plant Director, Joao Mattosinho, has recently taken up the
mantle of Pride Ambassador for associates based at Itatiaia. His first action
in this new role was to organise an event purely in support of Pride.
“We had great participation for such a small site," said Joao. “It was great to see so many associates volunteering to be a part of this event.” Associates from across the Brazil plant took time out of their day to support diversity and inclusion.
Joao plans to take this further with additional events and ongoing communications, to drive awareness and support for diversity and inclusion in Itatiaia and the wider Jaguar Land Rover community.
As part of Jaguar Land Rover’s ongoing drive around diversity and inclusion, there are eight colleague led networks in the business.
These networks are run by colleagues for colleagues, and offer a platform for people with a passion for diversity and inclusion to share their ideas and experiences, influence leadership and network with each other. Each network has a committee, which is made of volunteers from across the business, who organise all the network’s activities including events and communications. To assist in defining their network strategy, and as a link to Jaguar Land Rover’s leadership, most of our networks have a senior sponsor who works closely with their chosen community.
Networks are open to everyone within our business, and growing and developing their membership is a priority. There are no specific requirements to join any of our networks. It may be that you have a passion for making the workplace more diverse and inclusive, or simply want to learn more. All Jaguar Land Rover colleagues are invited to participate in any of our networks.
How can I get involved?
Get involved by contacting the network directly either via Yammer or e-mail. Find out more below:
BAME – The Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) network aims to empower ethnic diversity within Jaguar Land Rover. It champions diversity to strengthen innovation, encourage a diverse senior management structure, and enhance customer brand perception. To find out more on how you can get involved please email email@example.com or join the BAME Yammer group.
PRIDE – The PRIDE network aims to support and foster a safe and open environment for all, and to promote inclusivity across Jaguar Land Rover. To find out more on how you can get involved please firstname.lastname@example.org or join the PRIDE Yammer group.
GEN – The Gender Equality Network champions and celebrates gender equality and diversity in the business, and to foster a more inclusive and gender-balanced culture. To find out more on how you can get involved please email email@example.com or join the GEN Yammer group.
WIE&A – The Women in Engineering & Allies network promotes and facilitates a gender inclusive environment within engineering, so everyone can have equally enjoyable careers. To find out more on how you can get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or join the WIE&A Yammer group.
Shine – A community seeking to support those who identify as having a disability, long-term condition, is a carer, or those who have an interest in wellbeing at work. To find out more on how you can get involved please email email@example.com or join theShine Yammer group.
Christian Fellowship – Jaguar Land Rover’s Christian Fellowship aims to encourage, inspire and support each of its members by: being a positive influence; representing Jesus and praying for a prosperous company and colleagues. To find out more on how you can get involved join the JLR Christian Fellowship Yammer group.
Islamic Society – Jaguar Land Rover’s Islamic Society provides support to colleagues across the business and allows people to fulfil their religious duties alongside their work. It also works with other networks to promote a collective, supportive and harmonious working environment as Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM). To find out more on how you can get involved join the JLR Islamic Society Yammer group.
NA Drive – North America DRIVE aims to foster a culture of Diversity, Respect and Inclusion where all are Valued and Empowered to succeed through knowledge, awareness, and experiences. To find out more on how you can get involved join the JLR NA Drive Yammer Group.