National Inclusion Week 2023: 

Take Action Make Impact!!


This year’s theme was inspired by some of the momentum of the theme from NIW 2022; ‘Time to Act: The Power of Now’ and the concept of wanting to create more awareness around the impact of our actions.  

The 2022 theme centred around encouraging immediate action – not next year, or in six months, or next month, but now. This is an ever-continuing process. Necessary action to be a more inclusive workplace will be a constant and consistent ongoing process, it is never ‘one and done’, so we wanted to include something in the theme this year that reinforced this while also encouraging organisations to think beyond action.  

Action should not be taken without thought for the impact, and action is meaningless without a tangible, visible, positive impact on those who are marginalised most. We are all ultimately working towards this and what lies at the heart of inclusion and diversity work – ensuring those in our workplaces feel safe, more included and can bring their best and authentic selves to the workplace without fear. Organisations benefit greatly from this because when people feel safe and confident, they can work to the best of their abilities.  

2023’s theme, Take Action Make Impact is then a call to action for all in the organisation, from leaders to I&D professionals to teams and individuals. A powerful message which aims to get organisations and individuals thinking about what actions they can take and what impacts these actions could and should have for marginalised people in your workplaces.  

#TakeActionMakeImpact, #NationalInclusionWeek2023

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Posted by Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

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