BPI Training: How to be an Ally at work
About Allyship in the workplace
Allyship is increasingly regarded as a critical stepping stone in creating an inclusive workplace. But what does Allyship mean and look like in practice? This 90-minute session is designed to answer these questions. Delivered through the lens of intersectionality, attendees will work independently and through group discussions to develop a shared understanding of Allyship. Attendees will also hear from panel of contributors from a cross section of diverse groups who will share simple actions that people can take to become allies to their colleagues, including from marginalised communities, and enhance a culture of inclusion at work.
Confirmed panellists for session are: Antonia Lines, Diversity Project Manager at Come Play With Me and Ben Price, Founder and Artist Manager at Harbourside Artist Management. The event is directed by DiVA founder and BPI Equity & Justice Advisory Group (EJAG) member Arit Eminue. You can read more about our contributors below!
Allyship requires a collective effort; therefore, the workshop is designed for employees at all levels, irrespective of seniority.
This free event is open to all BPI and AIM members as well as to other music industry associates.
Zoom details will be sent out to ticket holders 24 hours befor the event.
About the Trainer: Arit Eminue
Arit Eminue (she/her) is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, career and leadership coach who helps businesses to recruit and retain talent and empowers people to realise their full potential in careers they enjoy.
She does this through DiVA an award-winning recruitment and training organisation specialising in creative, business, and digital apprenticeships, which she founded. Over the last decade, she has worked with well-known entertainment media brands including All3 Media, Sony Music, the BBC, Warner Music, Universal Music, Endemol Shine, Warner Bros, BMG, Sony ATV, the Southbank Centre, and many more. She also developed, in partnership with the BPI/BRIT Trust, the BRITs Apprenticeship scheme, funded by proceeds of BRIT Music Awards, which supports the next generation of music executives, and the UK Music Apprenticeship programme.
Arit holds an MA in Executive Leadership Development and Mentoring. As a Career Development & Leadership coach, she works with women who are looking to change careers or move into senior-level roles and delivers customized staff training programmes for employers. Her YouTube channel provides viewers worldwide with tips on how to build careers they love either through employment, entrepreneurship or a mixture of both.
Antonia Lines (she/they), Diversity Project Manager at Come Play With Me
Antonia is Diversity Project Manager at Come Play with Me (record label and artist development organisation). They’re also a freelance facilitator and consultant, specialising in LGBTQ & Trans inclusion as well as being a player and club secretary at Stonewall FC. @hi_antonia - https://www.antonialines.co.uk/
Ben Price (he/him) - Founder & Artist Manager, Harbourside Artist Management
Ben Price is the founder of Harbourside Artist Management, a talent agency active in supporting artist with disability. In 2021 Ben wrote about his experiences of working in the music industry with a non-disclosed disability. He is now an advocate for disability inclusion in the music industry and sits on the BPI’s Equity and Justice Advisory Group, an independent board of respected music industry professionals, who collectively advocate for the progression of the Equality, Diversity and Intersectional agenda across the sector and contribute to steering the BPI’s Equality, Diversity and Intersectional work for its members, award shows, events and The BRIT Trust. Prior to setting up Harbourside, Ben spent a decade in various roles in the music industry. He was originally the Head of A&R at Future Music before making the decision to move to where his real passion was, in seeing artists perform live. He became a freelance Tour Manager and over a period of 5 years racked up over 500 shows internationally with clients such as Donny Osmond, Bananarama, Paul Young, NiK Kershaw, Jason Donovan, Rebecca Ferguson, Viktoria Modesta and Shayne Ward to name a few. He also established himself in non-music related touring, working as a Tour Manager for clients such as Gino D’Acampo, Paul Hollywood, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Stark, as well as TV personalities from The Only Way is Essex. Ben started to manage artists alongside his touring business. He joined forces with Grizzly Management where he worked on clients such as Lucy Spraggan, The Dunwells, Grace Savage and more. He began his own enterprise on moving to Bristol in 2020. Harbourside Artist Management is currently the home of artists Viktoria Modesta and Lucy May Walker. The company is also currently working with Youth Music on the Disability Empowerment Programme, a project aimed at increasing disabled representation in the music industry, both on stage and behind the scenes.
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