24-26 May 2022

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Design for Diversity - The Pledge

Design for Diversity is an initiative launched on 18th June 2020, by Kate Watson Smyth & Rukmini Patel. The three-point Pledge covers, Visibility, Opportunity and Accessibility and is a first step to working towards a more diverse design industry, giving brands, businesses and bloggers a guideline on areas they can work on.

Clerkenwell Design Week is taking the Design for Diversity Pledge as we are passionate about championing and supporting diversity and inclusivity in the design industry. We will continue to diversify our selection of suppliers, designers, exhibitors, contractors and stakeholders.

Find out more about the Design for Diversity initiative, here and here.

By placing the Design For Diversity sticker on our website, we undertake to uphold the following:

We pledge that our channels – our websites, blogs and social media – will at all times endeavour to include people of every colour and gender and sexuality.

We pledge to seek out Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to interview for roles that arise in our businesses. We will always hire the best person for the job, but we will endeavour to bring more diverse candidates through the process. We stop short of positive discrimination and we reject tokenism.

We pledge that any events we hold – be they panel discussions or talks, dinners, receptions, or media events – will endeavour to include people of all colours and genders.


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