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THE TIME  TO TAKE ACTION IS NOW

September DIAL Global Summit is about talking openly and honestly about the obvious question… What is actually working?  And how can we genuinely drive change to create more open, diverse and inclusive workplaces?

We’ve named this summit ‘A call to action’ because at DIAL Global, we leave behind the rhetoric and empty talk about diversity and inclusion and talk about what really matters - real actions and real results. 

We’ve gathered the world’s most inspiring, authentic and inspirational leaders to talk openly about these issues and we’ll find out together what is moving the DIAL to create real, measurable change.

SEPTEMBER 28TH

ONLINE EVENT

SEPTEMBER 29TH

IN PERSON - LONDON

HEADLINE PARTNERS

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

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Joe Marshall

Country Service Line Leader & IPSOS Board Member 

IPSOS

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Lindsay Johnson

Sr. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager Qualtrics

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Zephaniah Chukwudum

Business Manager to CEO Microsoft UK

Rita Clifton

Rita Clifton

Deputy Chair of John Lewis Partnership

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Andrew Denton

Chief Executive Officer Alfa Financial Software

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Sarah Churchman

Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer

PwC

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Grahame Williams

Head of ESG Steering Groups, Alfa Financial Software

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Andrew Neal

Chief People Officer, Communisis

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Elly Tomlins

Chief People Officer

Britvic plc

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LaMondre Pough

Chief Executive Officer Billion Strong

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Katherine Parsons

Head of DI UKI

ISS

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Ann O'Donoghue

Global Lead for DEI,

Barclays

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Jonny Briggs

Diversity, Inclusion & Resourcing Director

Aviva

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Mark Lomas

Head of Culture, Human Resources

 Lloyds

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Liz Benison

Chief Executive Officer UK & Ireland, ISS

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Madeline Prince

Head of Supplier Sustainability, Britvic plc

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Scott Snell

VP Customer – UK & I, Pladis Global

AGENDA

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 1  12PM - 12:45PM BST |  CEO Activists – Driving Change

 

Hear how leading organisations have come together to support the CEO Activist Pledge: Moving the DIAL on Diversity. DIAL Global is calling on all organisations to sign up to their 4 goal pledge on diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity. Learn about their vision and how other outstanding leaders are joining them in this movement and why. 

Chief Executive Officer UK & Ireland, ISS

Head of DI UKI

ISS

Business Manager to CEO Microsoft UK

Global Lead for DEI,

Barclays

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 2  1PM - 1:45PM BST |  New Leadership Behaviours -  taking bold, brave and authentic action 

Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It’s about the willingness to step up, put your authentic self out there, and lean into brave action. In this session, we’ll hear from some trailblazing and inspirational leaders on their journey to become authentic leaders. How speaking their minds, challenging the status quo, making brave choices and taking real action has led them to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. 

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 3  2PM - 2:45PM BST |  Driving Change – a lens on the McKenzie Delis Review 2021 

Our McKenzie Delis Review 2021 housed some incredible case studies on real action across many organisations across both the UK & US. 

Hear from these leaders that initiated this change and what their actions delivered – how can you take this leading practice into your business

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 4  3PM - 3:45PM BST | How is the Chief Diversity Officer role – driving sustainable change

 

According to Gartner research, only 35% of HR leaders consider diversity, equity and inclusion as a priority for 2022!! . While 76% of employees and job seekers say a

diverse workforce is important when evaluating companies and job offers.  A common challenge – 36 % of HR leaders say they struggle to hold business leaders accountable for DEI outcomes and state that low diversity in the leadership pipeline is their biggest problem. 

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 5  4PM - 4:45PM BST | How to become a truly accessible and inclusive workplace through a focus on ability, not disability 

Despite hearing about the advantages that people with disabilities can offer employers, too many companies still hold themselves back when it comes to hiring people with disabilities. They see hiring (some) persons with disabilities as being “the right thing to do” but do not see it as part of a talent strategy that will benefit the company and outweigh what they see as the potential complications, expenses and risk.

In today’s panel our leaders will share their experience creating inclusive workplaces for those with disabilities both visible and invisible , discuss the benefits they’ve gained and give pragmatic advice for organisations who want to make a change.

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 6  5PM - 5:45PM BST | Racial Equity - have we really moved the dial?

After the tragic murder of George Floyd – over 2 years on what has been achieved and how much further is there to go!

How critical is cultural competence within this ? Cultural competence, in brief, is the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures. This ability depends on awareness of one’s own cultural worldview, knowledge of other cultural practices and worldviews, tolerant attitudes towards cultural differences, and cross-cultural skills. The more different cultures and nationalities work together, the more cultural awareness, curiosity and sensitivity are essential for teams to thrive. 

What programmes have been implemented to create a more diverse workforce and to encourage applicants from lower represented workgroups.

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 7  6PM - 6:45PM BST | Impact of DIBE on global companies

How can companies be seen to be diverse, inclusive and equitable when there are such varying levels of D&I understanding within european countries.
 

Hear from our global leaders on what they are doing differently to drive shift change across their markets

THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2022

DAY 2  - IN PERSON, LONDON

If you are interested in attending the in-person event please contact Wes at wes@dialglobal.org

THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 8  12:30PM - 1:15PM BST |The Power of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to drive action , change and ultimately inclusion

Whether you are on the start of ERG creation or have a well established community of networks - having a safe space for your networks , empowering these groups to influence change through action and a supportive culture to celebrate each & every network and their successes can be pivotal to employee inclusion.

Within ERGs there is real power within Self ID and the encouragement for all to bring their whole selves to work. 

Hear from others on how they have used their networks for positive & sustainable change. 

THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 9  1:30PM - 2:15PM BST | Mental Health & Wellbeing can no longer be ignored 

With mental health problems affecting one in six British workers each year and mental health being the leading cause of sickness absence it is not surprising that employers are starting to look more closely at the crucial role they play in supporting the wellbeing of their staff. Money spent on improving mental health has shown a consistently positive return on Investment.

So how do you produce, implement and communicate a holistic wellbeing work plan that encourages and promotes good mental health of all staff and an open organisational culture? In today’s session, we’ll hear from inspirational leaders about how they’ve laid out plans that support their staff’s and their own mental health and well-being.

THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PANEL 10  2:30PM - 3:15PM BST | Moving the DIAL on supplier diversity 

Supplier Diversity means creating a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our societies, customers and employees. Many large organisations like Unilever and P&G have started programs to review their suppliers for diversity – to ensure they are working with diverse suppliers and to partner with underrepresented groups in business.

 

A diverse supply network will out-think, out- innovate, and out –perform a non-diverse supply network. Our diverse supplies are more agile, responsive, innovative, more likely to hire a diverse pool of employees and give back to their community. 

Our panellists will review and discuss the trend for large organisations to demand diverse supply network. They will discuss the biggest actions & changes taken by their companies to create a diverse supplier base.

SEPTEMBER 28TH

ONLINE EVENT

SEPTEMBER 29TH

IN PERSON - LONDON