EmbRace is LSE's BME staff network

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @lseembrace

LSE EmbRace exists to raise awareness of and influence change around culture and diversity issues which affect LSE staff. It seeks to promote mutual understanding through equality, transparency, respect and recognition.

The aim of the network is to provide support as well as development and networking opportunities for all members.

EmbRace is open to all members of LSE staff.

If you would like to join our network and be added to our mailing list, please subscribe below. 


If you're interested in joining our committee or have any other suggestions or feedback, please email us.

Upcoming events

Introduction to Developing & Maintaining Self-Value - Tuesday 18 February 2020

The workshop will give attendees an introduction to the key benefits of developing and maintaining a high level of Self Value.

To sign up for this event, click here.     

Ongoing events

Lunchtime Socials - These take place once a month and is open to all members. 

EmbRace Bookclub - Currently reading...

Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize winner Girl, Woman, Other

The next book club meeting date will be announced January 2020.

For more information and to join our book club, please email embrace@lse.ac.uk.

Our Committee:

Chair - Marlene Worrell

Co-chair - Maryane Mwaniki

Events Team - Sonia Gomes, Yvonee Olusoga, Nadia Abukar & Nikita Gibbs

Finance/Fundraiser - Hafeez Olarewaju 

Marketing/Comms - Laura-Ann Royal & Yoshi Shungu

Partnership - Maryane Mwaniki & Ade Akande

Policy - Sam Mejias & Anouska Nithyanandan

Secretary - Fatima Jeetoo

The committee is also supported by the following members of LSE staff:

Daniel Beckley

The History of EmbRace

On Thursday 31st March, 2011 EMBRACE held its official launch. The Chair of EMBRACE, Daniel Beckley, opened with a heartfelt speech, outlining how the group was formed and arrived at this point, the dedication and commitment of members and its hopes for the future.

Professor George Gaskell, Pro-Director (Research and Planning) welcomed everyone to the event.  He spoke about diversity initiatives at the LSE and the School's stance on equality and diversity issues. He also spoke about the new Equality and Diversity Ad-Hoc Committee, how and why it was formed and its membership. It was encouraging to hear that the School looks on equality and diversity with such positivity and importance, and the progress being made in these areas at LSE.

The evening's keynote speaker was the Honourable Mrs Justice Dobbs. Justice Dobbs is an LSE alumnus and member of the LSE Court of Governors.  She holds a number of honours which include being the first black person to be appointed a high court judge in the UK.  Her speech focused on the Equality Act 2010; its background, importance and place at LSE. She spoke of how encouraging it is to have a network of this nature at LSE, and the importance of networking and mentoring amongst peers, which is very much at the heart of EMBRACE's ethos.



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