All colleagues are supported and represented by the Colleague Representative Forum (CRF) which works to help improve working life at Royal London. The CRF is central to bringing colleague voice to our most senior leaders. There are over 50 trained colleague representatives led by a full-time Principal Officer, supported by two part-time Deputies, with each business area having a Lead Representative to engage with the local business leaders.
We continue to champion an inclusive culture, supporting colleague representation and our inclusion networks –DAWN (Disability AWareness Network), PRIDE (LGBTQ+ Network), REACH (Race, Ethnicity And Cultural Heritage) and Women’s Network –with a programme of inclusive activities and events. We encourage all colleagues to join our networks to demonstrate active support and allyship.
The networks helped shape and launch our positive action programmes, including our Career Confidence Programme aimed at underrepresented groups and our Reciprocal Mentoring Programme.
DAWN (Disability AWareness Network)
This network aims to raise awareness and combat stigma and stereotypes faced by people with disabilities, both visible and hidden. Their key areas of focus include developing insight and awareness, building confidence and helping foster an inclusive workforce where colleagues feel supported, having access to the right equipment and supporting people to feel able to progress and develop their skills and careers.
PRIDE (our LGBTQ+ Network)
This network is where both LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies alike can come together as a community and where members can feel comfortable sharing their experiences and connect with one another. The network aims to support members so they feel confident in their roles and achieving their personal and career development.
REACH (Race, Ethnicity And Cultural Heritage Network)
The REACH Network’s aim is to provide a space for all ethnicities to connect, share experiences and take action to promote race equality and diversity – educating, engaging and empowering. The network showcases the diversity, breadth of skills and knowledge that everyone brings and colleagues are encouraged to participate by promoting awareness and embracing our rich cultural diversity.
Our Women's Network is a community that celebrates and supports its members, helps everyone to learn more and inspires all of us to aim higher. Confidence and development are strong themes here and our events focus on three key areas of team working, finance, and wellbeing. There are two sub-groups to the Women’s Network – Women in Technology and our Periods and Menopause Group – focused on actions such as supporting over 20 new Periods and Menopause champions and launching guidance and training for leaders.
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