This week, the 2021 EMpower 50 Advocates Executives List was announced celebrating senior leaders who are championing and advocating for their ethnic minority colleagues. Time Out Group CEO, Julio Bruno has been selected as part of the index of leaders, which includes CEO’s from ITV, IHG, The LSE, AB InBev and many more. Those named are striving towards removing career barriers for ethnic minority employees within their business and industry.
As CEO of Time Out Group Julio ensures that the company, which operates in 58 countries, reflects the diversity of the 328 cities it serves. In February 2021, Julio joined the pledge If Not Now, When?, which demands action for #blacklivesmatter with agreed actions for clear and positive change. In signing, Time Out Group committed to reporting on the sustainable and long-term actions implemented to address Black inclusion in the workplace. Already, Julio has reviewed the businesses hiring practices to ensure opportunities are being provided to a diverse range of job applicants. Julio has also overseen the implementation of a D&I portal and education programme as a global resource for all staff to help fight conscious and unconscious bias.
CEO of Time Out Group, Julio Bruno, says, “I am proud to be a part of Empower 50 Advocates Executives list, where together we stand united for a more diverse and inclusive work environment. As a business, Time Out Group’s work-pool reflects the urban culture of the cities it serves, which are all wonderful melting pots of different ethnicities. We still have a lot more to do and we are excited to discover and welcome more creative talent from diverse backgrounds. Celebrating diversity and equality is in our DNA and we’re very passionate about continuing to elevate and amplify the visibility and voices of people of colour.”
Founder & CEO of INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, says, “I’m thrilled to be celebrating another incredible group of Ethnic Minority and Advocate Role Models who are championing inclusion and inspiring the next generation of talent. Discrimination and barriers to success are still prevalent for ethnic minority groups and Role Models are essential to change perceptions and show everyone that you can be successful in business while also being your authentic self at work.”
The list was created by diversity and inclusion membership organisation INvolve and is supported by Yahoo Finance UK.