Instead of asking for a seat at the table, we are committed to building our own table. For us by us. To change the game for the better forever.
In July 2021, with the support of founding member Aaron Raybe The Zoo XYZ commissioned the first report, Black in the Boardroom (BITB). A report which explores racial disparity within the UK events industry.
The report analysed 15 UK event trade bodies and associations with a focus on Black professionals within these organisations. The data was conclusive, within the 15 UK event trade associations and bodies analysed, there are no Black professionals in senior, board or leadership positions. BITB report provided collaborative tangible solutions to support the UK event industry towards a bid for Diversity Equality and Inclusion that centres Black professionals and Black-owned businesses.