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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

Registrations closed

HEADLINE PARTNERS

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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022

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

 

DIAL Global is calling CEOs from leading organisations to come together for a goal pledge on diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity.

 

What is the CEO Activist Pledge movement? And why are leading organisations joining together to make this happen?

Head of DI UKI

ISS

Business Manager to CEO Microsoft UK

Global Lead for DEI,

Barclays

Rita Clifton

Rita Clifton

Deputy Chair

John Lewis Partnership

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Joe Marshall

Country Service Line Leader & IPSOS Board Member 

IPSOS

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Andrew Denton

Chief Executive Officer

Alfa Financial Software

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Sharon Rice-Oxley

Partner and co-founder 

Q5

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. 

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Leila McKenzie-Delis

Founder & CEO

DIAL Global

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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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Zara Nanu, MBE

Chief Executive Officer

Gapsquare from XpertHR 

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

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Jonny Briggs

Diversity, Inclusion & Resourcing Director

Aviva

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Lindsay Johnson

Sr. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager Qualtrics

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Clarissa Valiquette

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Jo Portlock

Global Director of Insights and L&D

DIAL Global

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

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. In contrast to that, 76% of employees and job seekers say a diverse workforce is important to them 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. 

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Sarah Churchman

Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer

PwC

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Lauren von Stackelberg

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

The LEGO Group

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Ray Dempsey

Group Chief Diversity Officer

Barclays

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Dr Parul R Pandey

Group Director Talent Learning and Diversity

Oxford University Press

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 this panel, leaders will share their experience on 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.

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Leila McKenzie-Delis

Founder & CEO

DIAL Global

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LaMondre Pough

Chief Executive Officer

Billion Strong

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Sheri Hughes

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Adam Hyland

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? Also, 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. Global teams require cultural awareness, curiosity and sensitivity to thrive.

Finally, what programmes have been implemented to create a more diverse workforce and to encourage applicants from lower represented workgroups?

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Mark Lomas

Head of Culture, Human Resources

Lloyds

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Zephaniah Chukwudum

Business Manager to CEO Microsoft UK

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Ann O'Donoghue

Global Lead for DEI

Barclays

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John Pettus

VP Government Service

GN ReSound

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

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Olivia Brook

Global Marketing and Operations Director

DIAL Global

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Pete Markey 

Chief Marketing Officer

Boots UK

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Steve Walker

Founder & Principal

Two Sides

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Serhat Ekinci

Managing Director

Unite at OMG

THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2022

DAY 2  - IN PERSON, LONDON

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

THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2022

10:45PM - 11:15PM BST Online Safe Spaces with Royal Mail Group

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 Penny Amatt

Senior Manager – Communities and Social Impact

Royal Mail Group

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. 

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Kate Williams 

Community Engagement Manager

DIAL Global

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Hannah Awonuga

Global Head of Colleague Engagement, Group Diversity and Inclusion

Barclays

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Grahame Williams

Head of ESG Steering Groups

Alfa Financial Software

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Sharon Curness

Head of People

Savers,

Superdrug & Savers

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Madeline Prince

Head of Supplier Sustainability

Britvic plc

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 this 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.

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Scott Snell

VP Customer – UK & I

Pladis Global

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Kat Parsons

Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

ISS UK & Ireland

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Sarah Munday

Health & Wellbeing Programme Lead

Britvic plc

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. 

In this session, 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.

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Leila McKenzie-Delis

Founder & CEO

DIAL Global

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Kevin Dunckley

Chief Sustainability Officer

HH Global

SEPTEMBER 28TH

ONLINE EVENT

SEPTEMBER 29TH

LONDON, UK

Registrations closed