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We had 100,000+ STREAMS & 800+ ATTENDEES from leading global organisations


The DIAL Global Virtual Summits bring together cross-sector business leaders to address fundamental issues and actions that business leaders can take to move the dial in the right direction around Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.
We bring together high profile business leaders, experts and influencers to share their thoughts and engage their organisations and highlight why diversity and inclusion must remain at the forefront of every business strategy in our modern day 21st century agile and dynamic working world.

We cover topics that matter to you and your organisations with the aim of inspiring, educating and motivating others to make the world of business and wider society a better and more inclusive place for all. The live streamed virtual summit includes panel discussions, speed networking lounge, virtual company booths and videos to showcase best practice, innovative ideas and meaningful inspiration to spearhead change and drive engagement. 
All our content is available post summit on demand in our members area too so you don't need to worry about missing anything! 






Chief Executive Officer


Chief Executive and Founder


Former CHRO & Chief of Staff


Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion


Managing Director


Chief Executive Officer


Head of Diversity & Inclusion


Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer


Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion EMEA Google


Vice President of IIoT Strategy


Mental Health Campaigner & Founder


Managing Director, Amazon Advertising


Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging


Director, Trading & Merchandising Operations, Waitrose




Head of Diversity and Cross Cultural Marketing


Group Chief People Officer


Head of Diversity & Inclusion, International Markets




Managing Director Head SME U.K


Commercial Director


Managing Director


Chief People Officer


Human Resources Director 


Diversity & inclusion Lead

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Thursday 28 th May


11:00 – 11:15   Welcome

By Leila McKenzie Delis, CEO, DIAL Global
& Campbell Fitch, Advisory Board Member, DIAL Global

11:15 – 11.45  A view from the top: Examining how to lead and win through inclusion and how organisations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.

We hear from our summit partners – leading CEOs – on the importance of providing the vision, reassurance and motivation that we need now more than ever.

In this session we’ll cover:


  • The specific challenges encountered at CEO level as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The role of D&I in our leaders’ organisations and what CEO-level involvement looks like.

  • How to encourage a culture where D&I is business-as-usual, for better and at all levels.

  • Why CEOs are some of our most effective allies in driving the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging agenda and the impact this has on the bottom line.



Ben Page, Chief Executive Officer, Ipsos Mori UK  Ireland
David Grevemberg CBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Commonwealth Games Federation

Christopher Kenna, Chief Executive and Founder, Brand Advance.

11:45 - 12:00  Speed Networking

12:00 - 12:45  Embracing the power of diversity, inclusion, belonging and leadership in the pandemic era

Our summit partners share their very recent experiences, challenges and key learnings and discuss how they’re looking to a more inclusive future from a less than inclusive past.

In this session we’ll cover:


  • An overview of the hard-hitting and uncomfortable key challenges witnessed over the last decade and thoughts on where the D&I agenda is heading in our globally connected future.

  • Key Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging lessons learned, much more recently, from the pandemic and how we can utilise these moving forward into a more digital and highly interconnected world.

  • Differentials between diversity groups brought about by the pandemic and how these may be having greater impact in certain socioeconomic groups and facets of diversity than others.

  • How we can be more consciously inclusive and why it is critical for us to achieve buy-in from leadership and across all functions of the C-Suite.



Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion, Verizon Media 

Valerie Todd CBE, Human Resources Director, Siemens PLC

Mira Magecha, Chief People Officer, Just Eat

12:45 – 13:00  Speed Networking

13:00 – 13:45   Healthy body, healthy mind & healthy business

Experts from the Health and Wellness arena discuss the impact of physical and mental health on organisations and wider society give us their recommendations on how to navigate through this extraordinary challenging time, supporting ourselves and others.

In this session we’ll cover:


  • How COVID-19 has sharpened our focus on physical and mental health and brought this to the top of the agenda.

  • How looking after the health and wellness of our people will impact the future sustainability of both our organisations, society and wider communities.

  • Our speakers explain the most noticeable changes seen during this unprecedented period and the steps their organisations have taken to support their people during these times, in order to lessen the potential repercussions post-lockdown exit.

  • We’ll hear about how DI&B comes into play – do we need different approaches and how do large organisations handle this at scale in a remote working environment?

  • Finally, we’ll ask what advice our panel would give on looking after our teams, our employees, but also critically ourselves.



Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, NHS Employer
Geoff McDonald, Mental Health Campaigner & Founder, Mind@Works
Alaana Linney, Commercial Director, Bupa

13:45 – 14:00   Speed Networking

14:00 – 14:45   Winning hearts and minds through diversity, inclusion and belonging and ensuring this remains core to all levels of business and wider society

We talk to D&I leaders in global businesses about why now is not the time to put diversity, inclusion and belonging on hold and the potential consequences if we did.

In this session we’ll cover:


  • The longer term sustainable opportunities versus the short-sighted game – how can we ensure D&I continues to receive the support it needs.

  • Is D&I seen as business critical or does it still need to justify itself

  • How we can build a significant level of organisational empathy across all levels of the business.

  • Why inclusive business leaders need to place more value than ever before in minority and under-represented groups.




Sarah Churchman, Chief Inclusion, Community & Well-Being Officer, PwC

Karina Govindji, Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion EMEA, Google

Emily Heath, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Verizon Media & One Young World Ambassador

14:45 – 15:00   Speed Networking

15:00 – 15:45   Future-proofing the workplace and shaping the new and better ‘normal’ with people at its core

Executive leaders explain how they’re preparing for the future, however uncertain that may be, and tell us about their perception and challenges ahead in our new world of work.

In this session we’ll cover:


  • Looking at People Strategies through the COVID-19 lens: Inclusion and Diversity are at the heart of any successful People Strategy, so what’s the pandemic impact?

  • Thoughts on Employee Engagement – how to empower and engage virtual teams with current ways of working.

  • Our role in shaping the new normal – balancing flexible working with achieving goals, and how enablers such as technology are critical to success.

  • How to keep both IQ and EQ on the radar when shifting to the new normal.

  • Returning to the workplace – we’ll look at the employer’s duty of care and how Health and Safety plays a bigger role than ever in how we look after our people.



Ann Pickering, Former CHRO & Chief of Staff, O2 (Telefonica UK)

Suzie Welch, Group Chief People Officer, Odeon Cinemas Group
LaFawn Davis, Vice President Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging,

15:45 – 16:00   Speed Networking

16:00 – 16:45   Strategic insights into the holistic business case for inclusion and integrating work and life in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

Our panel of business leaders share valuable insights on the role of diversity, inclusion and belonging and how looking after our personal wellness, and that of others in our respective teams, aids both commercial strategy and long-term sustainable business success.

In this session we’ll cover:


  • Balancing the delicate juxtaposition of both home and business - how we can manage the increasingly blurred lines between work and family and allow people to bring their true authentic selves to work.

  • What does conscious inclusion look like and how can courageous transformational leaders commit to the personal growth and development of their respective teams?

  • How can we ensure a culture of long-term sustainable engagement for the good of our multifaceted, intergenerational and diverse workforce?



Fiona McDonnell, Managing Director, Amazon Advertising, Amazon

Mita Mallick, Head of Diversity and Cross Cultural Marketing, Unilever Sam Dickson, Director, Trading & Merchandising Operations, Waitrose

16:45 – 17:00  Speed Networking

17:00 – 17:45   Leveraging the power of data analytics and social engagement to drive diversity, inclusion and belonging behaviours across modern, 21 st century organisations

We hear from industry leaders on how and why data analytics and social engagement is crucial to drive the future diversity, inclusion and belonging strategies in a globally interconnected world.

In this session we’ll cover:


  • Recent trends in data measurement and social engagement– what’s being measured now and how much data is enough?

  • What can we learn from the global trends in data.

  • How can D&I leaders use data to demonstrate value to their organisations?

  • What key tools and analytics can D&I leaders use to influence internal and external company culture?



Gavin Lewis, Managing Director, BlackRock Ian Workman, Managing Director Head SME UK, Barclays Sanjay Bhandari, Chair, Kick it Out


17:45 - 18:00  Speed Networking

18:00 - 18:45  From role models to real models - harnessing the power of intersectionality through Business and Employee Resource Groups.

The power of Employee Resource Groups. Learn how to foster workplace inclusion through Employee Resource Groups and how these communities are creating a huge impact within the wider workplace.

In this session we’ll cover:


  • What are Employee Resource Groups / Business Resource Groups and why are they so important?

  • The power of intersectionality and the value of cross-pollination between respected groups.

  • Why inclusion and diversity involves us all: the importance of engaging allies and how ‘the power of all’ drives effectiveness at all levels.

  • Why representation through visibility is key to our future generation of leaders



Chris Gray, Managing Director, Accenture

Tara MacLachlan, Vice President of IIoT Strategy, Inmarsat 

Caroline Casey, Founder, The Valuable 500

Fiona Ibanez-Leach, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, International Markets, Walgreens Boots Alliance

18:45 - 19:00  Closing Remarks by Leila McKenzie Delis, CEO, DIAL Global & Campbell Fitch, Advisory Board Member, DIAL Global

19:00 - 19:30  Speed Networking

All times are GMT+1



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