Hamida Ali – Equalites & Diversity Officer – Equity
Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. As a leading industry organisation, Equity is known and respected nationally and internationally for the work we do with, and on behalf of, our members working across all areas of the entertainment industry. Equity members form a cultural community that is of major importance to the UK in artistic, social and economic terms and Equity works to support them by negotiating their terms and conditions with all kinds of employers and employer’s groups. Our 5,000 Student Members are also able to access information and advice to help prepare them for work in the industry.
I have over 15 years experience as an equality and diversity policy specialist, advising senior leaders in a range of public services on delivering more accessible services and developing inclusive workplaces. I have worked in local government, criminal justice agencies and the BBC.