A talk from Miranda Wayland, Head of Creative Diversity at the BBC

In our second masterclass from our Diversity and Inclusion Action Group (DIAG) with a talk from Miranda Wayland, Head of Creative Diversity at the BBC:

The session will look at:

Key principles to wider inclusion.

Overview of the investment from BBC for Diversity and Inclusion.

Working with commissioners to create different cultural intelligence.

How audiences have changed, and how they consume content. Do we understand our audience?

What the industry is currently doing to help underrepresented groups and how it can be improved.

How do the projects, mentoring schemes, fast track placements aimed at underrepresented groups make the participants feel? Are they being fed a narrative that makes them feel like an anomaly?

What can our industry and us as individuals do, to improve, learn and understand.


Miranda Wayland is the Head of Creative Diversity at the BBC. In this role she is responsible for overseeing the overall on-air, onscreen diversity and inclusion strategies across output; supporting the commissioning teams and independent suppliers to drive change, increase representation and ensure the BBC delivers against its strategic goals and public purpose.