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Success depends on great minds not thinking alike

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2014
This was the tag line used to support the Diversity and Inclusion Festival we held at GCHQ from 19-23 May 2014.

News article - 10 Jun 2014

The mix of street displays, blogs, talks, presentations and food at our Diversity and Inclusion Festival were all aimed at bringing diversity to life for staff, and celebrating the talent and difference in our workforce.


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As you would expect the Festival covered a wide range of topics reflecting the diversity of the people we have in the building; from different racial, educational, religious and social backgrounds, age and gender, sexual orientation, open or hidden disabilities. There was equally an emphasis on the wider aspects of diversity such as style, perspective, mind-set and experience, all of which are essential in setting the conditions that will enable our organisation to thrive and grow, ensuring success for the future challenges we face.

Highlights during the week included the raising of the Rainbow flag to coincide with IDAHO day, talks by John Amaechi OBE and Dame Kelly Holmes, henna tattoos and a visit by the Guide Dogs for the Blind, along with their sensory tunnel.

Full Programme of Events


John Amaechi Kelly Holmes


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Henna Tattoo