UK Vanguard Diversity Network

Mercer's Diversity and Inclusion Networks: the power of knowledge through collaboration

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Established in 1991 for senior diversity officers and talent managers in private sector organisations operating in the UK and Europe. This by-invitation only executive peer group brings together top D&I and Talent Management professionals for candid, confidential conversation focused on challenges and opportunities in development and implementation of UK D&I strategies.

For more information, please contact: or +1.202-331-2617

  • Membership Benefits
  • Session Calendar
  • Who Should Participate
  • Member Organizations
  • Membership Fee
  • Network Leader
  • Additional Mercer D&I Networks

Membership Benefits

This long standing network brings together senior D&I practitioners addressing all dimensions of diversity and inclusion in the UK set within the context of Europe.

The one-day meetings provide members with insights on the latest trends and developments in D&I, practical discussions and opportunities for confidential discussion and collective problem solving following a roundtable format with ample sharing of information, experiences and best practices. The network and meetings are led by a D&I subject matter expert and bring in other Mercer subject matter experts, and outside specialists to address key issues related to diversity and inclusion in the UK.

The network meetings have a strict policy of confidentiality, allowing members the opportunity to share and learn in a trusted environment.

The network meets three times a year in London. Agendas comprise interactive discussions and break out sessions, and address key issues related to diversity and inclusion in the UK set within the European context.

Session Calendar

Date Location
21 March 2018 London
13 June 2018 London
7 November 2018 London

Who Should Participate

The primary member is the senior D&I/Talent or HR leader.

Member Organizations

AIG, BBC, Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, BP, British Airways, British Council, BT Group, Coca Cola, EON, Fujitsu, GlaxoSmithKline, Kone, Lloyd's Register, Lloyds Banking Group, Lockheed Martin, Marks & Spencer, Mercer, Merck, MUFG Bank, Nationwide, Network Rail, News UK, Northern Trust, Royal London, Sodexo, Tesco, Travelers, United Health Group, Virgin Media, Zurich

Membership Fee

Upon joining the Network, members will pay an annual fee to participate (January 1 – December 31, 2018).

Membership fees include:

  • Three one day in-person interactive meetings
  • Mercer’s D&I information service summarising key news and latest research on diversity and inclusion, and talent management
  • Between-meeting rapid benchmarking pulse surveys
  • Regular informal lunches
  • Access to networks webinars and Mercer webinars
  • Special discounts on an electronic multicultural calendar

Network Leader

Mercer D&I Lead: Deirdre Golden, leader UK Vanguard Network and co-lead Global Diversity Forum

Additional Mercer D&I Networks

Established in 2004 for senior diversity and talent managers with global responsibility for their organisations' Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategies.

Will begin in January 2018 with a focus on strategies for large organizations with operations in Latin America.

Established in 1962 as a cross-industry network for leaders of diversity initiatives and HR/EEOcompliance initiatives in the US.

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