A throw away account so not to cause myself a problem at work (shame I even have to do this). I am from the UK.
I'm wondering if someone can help offer some clarity, is only offering training to certain people to try to enforce equality of outcome not discriminatory? Is there anything I should do or say? I like the company but with this diversity is wrong and will artificially hold back people. I don't feel comfortable saying anything as I feel I would be punished for it.
Context: My company have been recently pushing diversity and inclusion, which is fair, I think we should all have equal opportunities. But to me this comes across as discrimination, they have only going to provide management training to women and "underrepresented groups" along with mentoring exclusively for these identity groups. I work at a very large construction and engineering company, but they are not interested in pursing more female engineers. Our entire finance, HR, digital marketing etc are entirely female but there is no interest in balancing out these departments, only management. To me it seems like people in the company are using diversity to pursue personal goals.
Extra: They keep making us watch these hour long presentations on our "unconscious bias" and how we should recognise this etc to get an idea of this mentality. They provided us with recommended lists, including a particularly controversial book.