Capgemini hosts #RespectfullyUs themed event with anti-bullying focus, demonstrating company commitment to active inclusion


Capgemini hosts event reflecting on impact of bullying on society

Capgemini hosts event reflecting on impact of bullying on society

Capgemini UK's #RespectfullyUs themed Inclusive Networks event welcomed Alex Holmes, founder of the 'Anti Bullying Ambassadors' initiative. Joined by actor Will Poulter, both talked to Capgemini attendees about how they turned their own experiences of bullying into something truly positive.

Capgemini's UK Chairman Christine Hodgson and HR Director Frances Duffy also shared important insights at the special event.

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Alex was a victim of bullying at his school and was inspired to launch Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, training up pupils to combat bullying at playground level and support bullied children to speak out. Alex is Deputy CEO of The Diana Award, a legacy charity to Princess Diana which believes young people can change the world, and his Ambassador scheme has grown to include 28,000 ambassadors working in schools throughout UK and Ireland. The scheme has also gone global with high schools in Miami.

Hollywood actor Will, who has appeared in films such as Maze Runner and The Revenant, had to leave Twitter after receiving abuse following a role in the series Black Mirror. He highlights how social media can be used for positive reasons but there can be a negative side to these interactions and cyber bullying is an important issue.

Active inclusion for everyone at Capgemini

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Capgemini believes that active inclusion is a mindset. It’s about embracing diversity and intentionally planning for the success of all its employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability or religion. Being an inclusive, diverse organisation is essential to support the continued success of its people, its business and its clients.

Initiatives such as #RespectfullyUs organised through Capgemini's Inclusive Networks reinforce the company's commitment to active inclusion, and fostering a work culture where everyone can be themselves.

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