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Support for individuals on diversity

ICAEW is committed to supporting all of its members in ensuring they are pursuing a career which embraces their diversity. Here ICAEW has collated a series of resources and information, including support in understanding your requirements of the UK Equality Act 2010, and networks to meet like-minded people and share your experiences.

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Returning to work in your 50s

If you're looking to return to work in you're 50s, you're not alone. According to the UK Department of Work and Pensions, close to 70% of those aged 50 to 64 now work, compared with 55% 30 years ago. Here CABA gives its top tips to help you secure a new role.

Working after state pension age

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of people working (or seeking work) over the age of 65 has topped the 1 million mark. Here CABA lists the key things that anyone approaching State Pension age, but not ready to give up work needs to know.


Disability discrimination

Discrimination legislation protects the rights of disabled people in employment, education, and access to goods and services. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources offering guidance in this area of law.

Women in Leadership (WiL)

WIL supports women working across practice, industry and public sectors who are in senior management, partner or board roles. The programme has a strong personal development focus, and seeks to refine and craft your individual leadership style.

Of women in the 21st century

In this podcast for the RSA, Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti, argues that gender injustice is the greatest human rights abuse on the planet, and proposes a new way forward.


Career Breakers Community

ICAEW’s Career Breakers Community is a forum for members planning to return to work after a career break. It offers a space to connect, collaborate, offer feedback and opinions, share information and ideas and give and get support.

Understanding post-natal depression

At least one in 10 women in the UK is thought to experience postnatal depression (PND) after they have a baby. CABA has compiled information on the causes, potential symptoms and details of support available for women suffering from PND.

Denton's LBGT network

Global law firm Denton's launched its LGBT+ Network in 2017. The group is dedicated to connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, nonbinary, queer and questioning colleagues, as well as their allies. Find out more.


OUTstanding is a membership organisation for global businesses. It works with LGBT+ and ally leaders to drive cultural change, creating an environment where everyone can succeed. Working with 26% of the FTSE 100, it is a network that aims to drive positive change.


Founded in 1989, Stonewall aims to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. The organisation works to support individuals in making a difference for LGBT people at work, home and in their communities.

EY's 'Making it real - globally'

Read EY's practical guide for advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender diversity and inclusion across global companies.