Who is The Other Box?

Photo by Francis Augusto

Photo by Francis Augusto

The Other Box is an award-winning organisation, empowering and educating people to work and live more inclusively. We celebrate people of colour, and people from other underrepresented and marginalised backgrounds.

Founded by Leyya and Roshni – two creatives in design and advertising who are brown, female, state-school educated second/third generation immigrants from working class backgrounds – we came into existence because the diversity conversation was still too focused on gender, and many people were still being left out.

They’ve combined their lived experience of everyday 
exclusion and tokenism with academic knowledge of racism, intersectionality and radical histories of colonialism to challenge the lack of diversity in the workplace and make 
it more than a box-ticking exercise.

Today they work strategically with global companies on diversity and inclusion through training and workshops, with brands on partnerships and campaigns, and they support a community of nearly 3,000 creatives. They've also recently expanded into the fashion and tech industries. The Other Box are also regularly invited to sit on panels, radio and TV shows for the likes of BBC, Apple, Facebook and Stylist Magazine, and also speak at events on issues around diversity, identity, community, culture and more.

Check out the news page for our recent media appearances and events page to see where we are speaking next!

Follow us on Instagram/Twitter: @_TheOtherBox

Header image courtesy of: @BombayNotMumbai