The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the world’s oldest broadcasting organization and largest broadcaster by number of employees (over 20,000).  Recently the BBC has announced that it will enact a new policy requiring at least two of its senior management team “be from a black, Asian or other minority ethnic (BAME) background”.  The new policy is expected to be implemented by 2020, “as part of a drive to tackle the lack of diversity at the top of the corporation.”

The BBC will also include a “Rooney Rule” type process in which all open senior roles within the company must interview at least one person from a BAME background.  In total, BBC has stated that by 2020, they hope that half of its workforce will be female with “8% disabled people, 8% lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people, and 15% to be from a BAME background.”

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