To mark the week of International Women’s Day, Jersey Chamber of Commerce is holding a lunch on Wednesday 9 March which will focus on diversity and inclusion.

This year’s International Women’s Day aims to ‘break the bias’. In support of the campaign, the Chamber event, which is sponsored by Mourant, will cover why diversity and inclusion should be a priority at board level. It will focus on the local business landscape and the most pressing business imperatives.

Kate Wright, Co-Founder of the Diversity Network and speaker at the lunch, will discuss the importance of gender equality and will make sense of buzzwords such as ‘Equity vs Equality’, ‘intersectionality’, ‘allyship’ and ‘purposeful action’. She will also provide some practical steps and tools that employers, no matter their size or industry, can employ to have real impact in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Daniel Birtwistle, Inclusion Leader and Jersey Managing Partner, Mourant Ozannes (Jersey) LLP, said: “At Mourant, equity, diversity and inclusion is a key business and people priority for us and one which I am proud to be championing as an ‘Inclusion Leader’ and member of our Inclusion Steering Group. It’s great to see Chamber embrace this with local businesses on the island, and we’re very happy to be supporting the lunch to help raise awareness of steps we can all take towards achieving meaningful change”.

Murray Norton, Jersey Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, commented: “As a Chamber of Commerce that acts as an intermediary between Government, local business, and the general public representing large institutions to small and medium sized businesses, we benefit from having a diverse and inclusive membership. We aim to further support and grow the connectivity and diversity of our Chamber network and are delighted to be shining a spotlight on this important topic. We are pleased to offer attendees the opportunity to network, connect, and gain valuable learnings and resources to enhance their diversity and inclusion practices in the local business community.”

The lunch will be held at the Royal Yacht Hotel. For more information and to book tickets visit: