PurpleSpace Leadership Themes 2021

Creating a tipping point

Throughout the course of a year we deliver our unique 'know-how' across 12 key leadership themes. In effect, the membership fees from 600+ members across 100+ organisations joint fund a unique hub of inspiration, motivation, learning and development materials, working groups, publications, podcasts, webinars, webcasts, live grouping sessions, articles and blogs.

We are all about building disability confidence from the inside out and we believe that starts with individuals, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) / Network leaders, allies and champions. Individual and organisational confidence is the outcome of cultural change. Everything is designed to help you ensure that disability inclusion is at the heart of your organisation.

The more use you can make of your membership packages by giving many of your people access to PurpleSpace know-how, the better. It increases your chances of driving culture change.

Our mission is to build the world's only network of disabled employee resource groups / networks. High performing Networks / Resource Groups improve business performance in driving culture change. Growth of membership since 2015, together with investment from #PurpleLightUp Strategic Partners, meant that in early 2020 we significantly increased our capacity and infrastructure to ensure we are on course to deliver membership benefits by digital means. Given COVID-19 we are accelerating future plans to enhance our delivery of high-quality services by low-cost, on-line methods. We will continue to seek out new opportunities to do this in partnership with you, our members.

Take a look at our 2021 themes below.

January - Building back better

January 2021: Building back better

Happy new year! If you weren’t able to celebrate in the usual way this year, we hope that you were at least able to join us for #Purple

February - Leading by learning

February 2021: Leading by learning

With the right values, direction and leadership, disability employee networks or resource groups can make a significant and lasting con

March - The power of senior sponsors & champions

March 2021: The power of senior sponsors & champions

Over the last decade most reputable advice about driving internal cultural change programmes includes a strong emphasis on having a C-S

April - Networkology: Part one

April 2021: Networkology: Part one

There are 386 million people of working age with a disability across the globe. Many of them work in organisations of a size where the

May - Purple Allies

May 2021: Purple Allies

Allies are arguably one of the most important stakeholder groups of any diversity agenda

June - How disability employee resource groups can support people to be their authentic self at work

June 2021: How disability employee resource groups can support people to be their authentic self at work

This month we looked at what it means to be ‘authentic’ in the context of living life with disability or physical or mental ill health.

July - Sharing personal information about disability and ill health and earning trust

July 2021: Sharing personal information about disability and ill health and earning trust

The experience of disability and / or ill health and / or difference is not one that many of us would, if given the choice, invite into

August - In-company networks / resource groups working together: Leveraging Intersectionality

August 2021: In-company networks / resource groups working together: Leveraging Intersectionality

This month’s theme is all about the positive, practical outcomes when in-company networks/employee resource groups work together.

September - Building Inner Confidence

September 2021: Building Inner Confidence

Thousands of employees with disabilities, have told us over the past five years, that it is often their own lack of personal disability


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