Deborah Williams


Diversity: Ensuring a snowball effect on accessibility

Deborah Williams looks at how the pandemic has made some events more accessible and urges the industry to maintain momentum It’s that time of year where I sit down and reflect on another 12 months of pushing for greater diversity across our industry. Outwardly, 2021 was another year of high-profile commitments from platforms, broadcasters and […]

Diversity: Reaching out to create bonds

In her latest column, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams urges the industry to learn from its experiences under lockdown Spring has sprung and in the UK we are starting to move out of the lockdowns and the pandemic structures that have been in place for the last year. We have seen good […]

Diversity: Nurturing conversation around representation

In the second instalment of her new monthly column, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams explains why every conversation matters in the discussion around representation. Diversity is a strange place to be at the moment. The idea that your life’s work is suddenly in vogue is what you dream about. It’s like arriving […]

Diversity: A black life

In this new monthly column for TBI, the Creative Diversity Network’s executive director Deborah Williams reflects on her own role and explores how the industry can deliver change rather than simply talk about it A year ago, I was in Minneapolis. It was my birthday. I should have been in NYC with my mother celebrating […]

Creative Diversity Network reveals 2019 UK TV Diversity Award nominees

The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) has revealed the nominees for its biennial UK Television Diversity Awards. Held every two years to reward quality, creativity and diversity in TV that is representative of British society, this year’s ceremony takes place on Wednesday, 9 October, at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. The UK Television Diversity Awards […]