UPCOMING DIAL GLOBAL VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2020

24th September 12:45pm – 6:45pm BST

25th September 12:45pm – 6:00pm BST 

"A CALL TO ACTION & CHAMPIONING CHANGE THROUGH DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & BELONGING"
 

Learn from and network with the world’s most inspiring, authentic and inspirational leaders as they dive deep into the 10 facets of diversity, inclusion and belonging. They’ll help us to uncover the keys to stepping up, to moving the DIAL and advocating for real and measurable change both inside and outside your organisation.
 

Includes panel discussions, speed networking lounge, live chat & much more

All content available on demand post summit

Scroll down to see our world-class line-up

Our last summit had 100,000+ STREAMS & 800+ ATTENDEES from leading global organisations!

Catch up on the previous summit highlights here

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD HEADLINE PARTNERS

THANK YOU TO OUR SILVER, MEDIA & CHARITY PARTNERS

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 1  1PM - 1:45PM BST

Moving beyond ‘optics’ -  How to evolve from ‘feel-good’ optics to creating real and measurable change? 

We hear from our summit partners – leading CEOs – on the importance of turning words into action and how the D and I focus has shifted beyond the “feel-good” rhetoric and positive optics of diversity. How have each of them ensured measurable change is happening in their own organisations? 

 

This is a powerful session where we will hear directly from CEO’s and learn about their own organisation’s journey to create better equality, diversity and inclusion including the impact this has had not only on their teams, but on their business performance – both positive and negative. You’ll learn about their own public commitments to drive equality and diversity and the lessons they’ve learnt along the way about what works and what doesn’t as well as their unique stories that will help us see that there is no ‘one-way’ to make progress but understand how we can all reach our destinations in different ways. 
 

DAVID GREVEMBERG CBE

ANDREW DENTON

RICHARD ARNOLD

CHAIRED BY

LEILA MCKENZIE DELIS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR

MANCHESTER UNITED

FOUNDER AND CEO

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 2  2PM - 2:45PM BST

If Black Lives Matter – then now is the time for organisations to prove it

The last year has seen thousands of people around the world taking to the street to protest against racism and to show unprecedented support of the Black Lives Matter movement. It also saw huge companies facing fierce public backlash for saying that black lives matter, having shown no true commitment to fighting social injustice internally or externally. Has this ground swell of public opinion finally inspired true action from organisations to address systemic racism and inequality? This session will ask our leaders how they are improving the equality of the millions of Black, Asian and minority ethic people in their organisations. 


In this session we'll find out how our leaders have challenged the status quo about racism and prejudice in their lives and in their organisations, and how are they using their positions of power to drive change. They will also share the steps being taken in their businesses to ensure BAME voices are being heard and represented on their boards, executive teams and organisations in general. The session will end with advice on what needs to happen next around the world to ensure there is fair representation in public and private organisations. 

RAMCESS JEAN-LOUIS

CLAIRE CAMARA

LORD SIMON WOOLLEY CBE

CHAIRED BY

SHOKU AMIRANI

GLOBAL HEAD OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

DIRECTOR, ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

FOUNDER - OPERATION BLACK VOTE

CHAIR - GOVERNMENT RACE DISPARITY UNIT

CHAIR - MCKENZIE-DELIS PACKER REVIEW

CHAIR, BBC EMBRACE

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 3  3PM - 3:45PM BST

Focusing on Ability: Looking past the visible and invisible disabilities to focus on what matters

Disability inclusion ensures everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires. The Paralympics Games are a global example of this and celebrate athletes with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. The competition focuses on individuals’ unique talents and abilities not on their disabilities. Yet in everyday life, many disabled individuals feel ignored, marginalised and discriminated against by their employers. How do leaders make sure disabled people are valued for what they can bring to an organisation and ensure everyone gets a fair chance?

In this session we will cover how our leaders have challenged prejudice and discrimination in their lives and in their organisations, how they are using their positions of power to drive change and what steps are being taken in their businesses to ensure intellectual disabilities are being recognised as well as physical disabilities. They will also uncover what needs to happen next around the world to ensure there is greater appreciation and representation in public and private organisations at all levels. 

MICHELLE CARNEY

JON DUTTON 

KATIE DAY

FIONA MURDEN

CHAIRED BY

LIANNA BRINDED

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

ATHLETE LEADER

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

AUTHOR 

MANAGING DIRECTOR

HEAD OF YAHOO FINANCE

GLOBAL LEAD FOR ASIAN ERG

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 4  4PM - 4:45PM BST

Advancing Gender Equality: Demanding More 

Gender equality is a fundamental human right. Yet despite progress, women are underrepresented in power and decision-making roles. They receive unequal pay for equal work, they continue to be targets of physical and sexual abuse and they continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership. This session is a call to action for all leaders – male, female, trans or non-binary to demand more from our organisations and from ourselves to make gender equality a reality. 

In this session we'll find out how our leaders are increasing the participation and representation of women in their organisations, how they are facing into the gender pay gap – what steps are they taking to address this inequality? They'll also discuss the cultural changes they have implemented in their organisations to ensure women are included at all levels of the organisation.

KARI DANIELS

HEIDI SPIRGI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHIEF STRATEGY & MARKETING OFFICER

ANNA PURCHAS

HEAD OF PEOPLE

CHAIRED BY

SHELLEY ZALIS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 5  5PM - 5:45PM BST

Sports: How we’re levelling the playing field on the field and off the field from grass roots to the boardroom

Sport inspires, enthrals and motivates us. And it is also a powerful public platform to support diversity around the world. In this session, we’ll hear from leading sport CEO’s and senior leaders on what they are doing to drive real and measurable change on and off the field. 

We'll hear about the responsibility and expectation facing sports around the world to create inclusive and diverse teams that represent our society, as well as the obstacles our speakers have faced internally and externally when they boldly committed to real change. We'll also find out how our speakers have created teams that excel and support each other – and how they are now looking beyond BAME to address wider diversity like LGBTQ+. The session will end with their unique stories of how they turned well-meaning words into tangible and actionable measures and what their number 1 priority is for the coming year. 

RUPINDER BAINS

BOARD MEMBER

PAUL PARKER 

CHAIRED BY

SANJAY BHANDARI

WILLIAM BUSH

ROB WEBSTER

EX PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER & TV PUNDIT

CHAIR

MANAGING DIRECTOR 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 6  6PM - 6:45PM BST

Intergenerational Leadership: Why Age Diversity Matters More Than Ever Before

Leading a team has just become a bit more challenging with now 4 – soon 5 – generations in the workplace. Getting groups of different generations to work together efficiently and respect each other’s differences can be challenging – but also very profitable. Several studies in Europe have revealed businesses that employ an age-diverse workforce succeed better than those who major on one age group at the expense of the rest. We’ll talk to today’s panellist about how they form, motivate and manage multi-generational, high performance teams. 

In this session we'll find out the biggest obstacles and biggest benefits in creating truly age-diverse teams,  the best way to bust myths and negative stereotypes of different generations and how to ensure you recruit the widest range of age groups in your organisations as well as the barriers our speakers have had to overcome internally.

BEN PAGE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

JACK PARSONS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

THE YOUTH GROUP

DEBBIE HEWITT MBE

CHAIRED BY

ALEX UY

NON - EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

VISA, BGL GROUP, THE WHITE STUFF

TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIST 

DIRECTOR

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 7  1PM - 1:45PM BST

Rocking the Boat – 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 our summit partners 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. 

We'll learn the importance of the role of CEO’s in being a beacon to drive the D, I and B agenda and how they made the shift from viewing D&I as an HR imperative to seeing it as their responsibility and that of the entire C suite function. Our speakers will also share lessons on how to tackle uncomfortable subjects and difficult conversations without defaulting to defensive as well as reflections on what they got right, what they got wrong and what key areas they have identified and developed that are true game changers.

HELEN WEBB

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

ANNIE MURPHY

SVP

GLOBAL CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

ARUN BATRA OBE

PARTNER

CEO, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL EQUALITY STANDARDS

CHAIRED BY

LEILA MCKENZIE DELIS

FOUNDER AND CEO

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 8  2PM - 2:45PM BST

INCLUSION & BELONGING: Broadening the Diversity Agenda to more than Gender/Race 

While diversity has traditionally referred to categories like race and gender, companies are increasingly considering a wide range of factors from age and sexual preference to disabilities and even weight. Adding in all these new factors obviously makes the effort to promote diversity much more complex. To truly move the dial in all these factors, you have to do things differently. In this session we’ll speak to the most forward thinking, agile and dynamic People leaders to learn how they are managing these complexities to create a truly inclusive culture. 

 In this session our People leaders will share how they're creating a truly inclusive culture – beyond race and gender and how they are measuring the results of their actions. They'll also uncover what areas of diversity they are making the most progress and what areas they're lagging behind and why. We'll also find out some key lessons they've learnt along the way.

VICKY EDWARDS

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

ZAREENA BROWN

CHIEF HR OFFICER

SUZIE WELCH

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

CHAIRED BY

CATHERINE LYNCH

FORMER CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 9  3PM - 3:45PM BST

LGBTQ+ Being welcomed and accepted as you are

Is your company a welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and binary employees? The everyday experiences of LGBTQ+ employees may tell a different story. While diversity and inclusion have climbed corporate agendas over the past decade, many LGBTQ+ employees continue to face discrimination, discomfort, and even danger in the workplace. How can leaders create inclusive teams that allow trust, openness and authenticity for every type of sexual orientation? 

In this session, our speakers will reveal what action had the biggest impact on their organisation’s inclusion of diverse sexuality, their lessons on how to tackle uncomfortable subjects and difficult conversations without defaulting to defensive and some reflections on what they got right and what they got wrong. The session will end with some practical next steps they have identified going forward that are true game changers.

NANCY KELLEY

STELLA SMITH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

FOUNDER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SANDY GOULD

VP, TALENT ACQUISITION, LEARNING AND DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

CHAIRED BY

COLETTE KING

HR DIRECTOR

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 10  4PM - 4:45PM BST

Driving Greater Performance: High Performance Teams with Complex Diversity

We believe diversity is about more than gender, race and ethnicity. It includes people with diverse religious and political beliefs, education, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, cultures and disabilities. And we believe having the full spectrum of diverse individuals included in a team can unlock more creativity, more innovation and more profitability. But how do you harness each person’s differences to create a cohesive team and drive greater performance?

In this session we'll hear our leader’s stories describing the real actions and changes they made to ensure greater diversity at their organisations.  They'll share their lessons, learning’s and pitfalls to avoid when recruiting for diverse individuals and how to build trust, honesty and openness amongst visible and invisible diverse teams. And finally we'll learn how to avoid the ‘herd mentality’ at the highest levels of any organisation.

JO PORTLOCK

RUCHI JALLA

INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

DIRECTOR

VICE PRESIDENT

CHIEF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION OFFICER

ALICE CHOI

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

CHAIRED BY

MDUDUZI MSWABUKI

PARTNER

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER | PANEL 11  5PM - 6PM BST

A Call to Action: Speaking Up

We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to speak for justice. This is one of the most powerful ways to change the status quo. Speaking up in support of diversity and inclusion and speaking up against racism, prejudice and discrimination. Speaking up when it’s uncomfortable and difficult and from a position of no power and speaking up when it’s easy and possible from a position of leadership. If every one of us used our voices to call for action from our politicians, from our CEO’s, from our healthcare professionals, from our sports heroes, from our neighbours, friends and families – we could change our society. In our final panel, we’ll hear inspirational stories of our panellists’ impact when speaking up and a call to action for all of us to start today.

 

In this session we will cover personal stories from our panellists of when they spoke up for others and the impact it had, how to get comfortable feeling uncomfortable when speaking up and how to deal with the risk of backlash or retaliation when sharing our experiences. They will also share some powerful lessons that have been learnt though courageous leadership and being brave enough to put our heads above the parapet.

CARLOS CUBIA

GLOBAL CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER AND VICE PRESIDENT

SANDA OJIAMBO

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

LEENA NAIR

CHAIRED BY

LEILA MCKENZIE DELIS

CHIEF HR OFFICER

FOUNDER AND CEO

DEAN CURTIS

CEO & PRESIDENT

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