THE FIX: OVERCOME THE INVISIBLE BARRIERS THAT ARE HOLDING WOMEN BACK AT WORK
Michelle King, Director of Inclusion, Netflix Group
23rd July 2O2O 3pm-4pm GMT
Michelle will be speaking about invisible barriers all women experience throughout the three phases of their careers and examines the challenges this creates for men, expanding the current conversation on gender equity, and providing women, men, and leaders inside organizations with a clear set of takeaways to navigate these challenges, change the status quo, and ultimately create a culture of equality together. Gender equality is not about women, and it is not about men—it is about making workplaces work for everyone. Together, we can fix work, not women.
SHIFTING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION FROM SOMETHING YOU DO TO THE BUSINESS YOU ARE?
Suzie Welch, Chief People Officer, Odeon Cinemas Group
2nd July 2O2O 3pm-4pm GMT
Creating momentum and ensuring that inclusion and diversity is part of your day to day working and that your company culture is not just a programme on the side. What are the challenges and where is there opportunity to deliver a better outcome?.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF COVID-19
Geoff McDonald, Co-Founder & Mental Health Campaigner
4th June 2O2O 3pm-4pm GMT
Geoff will be exploring the facts of how COVID-19 is effecting people and sharing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. He will take us through the key steps of looking after our mental and emotional health, tips from working from home and daily quarantine questions to ask yourself.
MENTAL HEALTH AND DISPARITIES ACROSS BAME COMMUNITIES
Marteka Swaby, Founder & Mental Health Innovator at Benevolent Health
21st May 2020 3pm-4PM GMT
As part of mental health awareness week, Marteka will be speaking about the effects of mental health, well-being and disparities across Britain’s BAME communities. Marteka is passionate about enhancing human connection, with over 15 year’s clinical experience, helping humans to flourish and reach their full potential. She is particularly interested in improving emotional resilience to enable people at home, work and across communities to flourish and enjoy life.
CULTURE – IT’S ROLE IN REDUCING THE GENDER PAY GAP
Emma Codd, Global Inclusion Partner, Deloitte
14th May 2O2O 11:30am-12:30pm GMT
The session will cover establishing the rationale and gaining leadership buy-in. Non-inclusive everyday behaviours – impact and steps to address. Effective ways to bring about meaningful and sustained change Emma will talk about the steps that Deloitte has taken on its journey to achieving gender balance – in particular its focus on ‘respect & inclusion’ and inclusive leadership which saw the firm win the Gender Equality Award in 2019. Emma will talk through the journey Deloitte has been on in the UK and provide a practical insight into why the focus has really made a difference and the steps the firm took.
LEADERSHIP IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Colonel Lucy Giles, President Army Officer Selection Board, British Army
14th May 2020 10:30am-11:30am GMT
Colonel Lucy Giles will offer a perspective of ‘leadership in challenging times’. She will give an insight into the training of Army officers and how this builds mental and physical resilience to enable the Army to lead in challenging contexts, demanding environments and whilst harnessing expertise within our diverse teams.
CREATING A CULTURE OF FLEXIBILITY
Harriett Padina, Diversity and Inclusion Community Manager at Siemens UK
14th May 2020 9:30am-10:30am GMT
Flexible Working is a foundation for creating an inclusive organisation; one where everyone’s contribution is valued. It opens up opportunities to working parents, those with mental health issues or disabilities, from different geographies or backgrounds. Most organisations know logically that this is a key enabler for bringing diversity of thinking into the organisation, however, putting that knowledge into practise requires a change of mindset and needs embedding across the company culture. In 2019 Siemens used both Experimental and Observational approaches to investigate the existing culture and to test a new way of working. The innovative and contrasting approaches are proving to be key for for moving towards a culture of Employee Led Flexibility, but the practise can be applied towards any culture change. Harriet will share both the approach and the insights around flexibility culture.
GRASSROOTS DIVERSITY - IS ENOUGH BEING DONE?
Mulika Sannie, Vice President of Business Affairs, Kobalt Music Group
7th May 2O2O 3pm-4pm GMT
Diversity and Inclusion is currently on the agenda of many organisations and there are many initiatives that seek to promote a more diverse and inclusive workforce. However, D&I is not just the responsibility of employers, it is the responsibility of each of us as employees. But how do we empower and encourage people to think more diverse and more inclusive? Are education institutions doing enough to encourage those from diverse backgrounds to seek more diverse roles at a grassroots level? This session will explore what educational institutions can do more to encourage the diversity and inclusion discussion from adolescent levels.
CREATING AN IMPACTFUL INCLUSION FOR ALL STRATEGY WITH THE ENTIRE, EMPLOYEE LIFECYCLE –SUCCESSES, FAILURES & WATCH-OUTS
Felizitas Lichtenberg Vodafone
30th April 2020 3pm–4pm
During the session, Felizitas will look at how we can embed diversity and inclusion initiatives from attraction and recruitment, leadership and development, to understanding why people are leaving the organisation.
DELIVERING AN INCLUSIVE GLOBAL SPORTING EVENT THAT WILL DELIVER TANGIBLE SOCIAL IMPACT
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive, Rugby League World Cup 2021
23rd April 2O2O 11:30am-12:30am GMT
Jon will cover an introduction to the Rugby League World Cup 2021, a tournament to be held in England next autumn. The organisers are simultaneously staging the men’s, women’s and wheelchair World Cups together across 21 venues. Jon will talk through the challenges and opportunities of a truly inclusive approach along with some of the leadership learnings from the journey so far and how social impact is their primary focus.
DEVELOPING & EMBEDDING EDI INTO PROCUREMENT PROCESS
Osita Madu, Head Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited.
23rd April 2O2O 10:30am-11:30am GMT
The presentation will cover how to make the case for inclusive procurement and an introduction to the HS2 inclusive procurement model. How to embed the benefits of supplier diversity will also be discussed including how to measure progress and deliver legacy outcomes.
FOSTERING INCLUSION – IT’S EVERYONE’S BUSINESS
Fiona Ibáñez-Leach, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, International Markets, Walgreens Boots Alliance
23rd April 2O2O 9:30am-10:30am GMT
A session exploring how we define and then take practical measures to create an inclusive environment in real terms, instilling real accountability from Leadership through to each and every individual in an organization…From big systemic changes, to small yet powerful habits.
BRINGING YOUR WHOLESELF TO WORK
Tara MacLachlan, VP IIoT Strategy, Inmarsat Markets, Walgreens Boots Alliance
23rd April 2O2O 9:00am-9:30am GMT
Some people may say that it is fatuous to encourage people to bring their whole self to work and indeed to behave in the office as you do at home. However this is not the essence of what it means to bring your whole self to work; by hiding key behaviours, traits and believes that make you – you can be extremely damaging to ones work life. For example hiding ones religious believes or ones ethical standards can lead to conflict and feeling marginalised in the work please. Bringing your whole self to work can be more uplifting, more satisfying and make you a more productive employee.l habits.
IMPROVING DIVERSITY OF SOCIAL BACKGROUND
Paul Wright, Head of Inclusion, Bank of England
16th April 2O2O, 3pm-4pm GMT
The Bank of England has a key priority in their Inclusion agenda for 2020, Paul will be sharing why inclusion is important to the Bank, what they have done so far, and what they want to achieve over the next five years.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION THROUGH AN SDGs LENS
Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK
9th April 2O2O, 3pm-4pm GMT
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an unprecedented opportunity for business to join a global movement to create a more inclusive and sustainable world. While many companies have already signed up to this agenda, we don’t often hear to talk about Diversity & Inclusion in this context. Join this session to learn more about the UN SDGs, why they are relevant for business and what diversity and inclusion professionals can do about them.
SUPPORTING BI-SEXUAL EMPLOYEES AT WORK
Christos Tsaprounis, Head of People & Culture, Auto Trader UK
2nd April 2O2O, 3pm-4pm GMT
Learn how to develop a more inclusive LGBT+ strategy whilst exploring the challenges and experiences faced by bi-sexual employees and those with less visible identities. Includes removing stigma-based assumptions and providing workable solutions.
DIVERSITY & BELONGING IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE. 20 YEARS OF CONTINUAL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
Warrant Officer Sarah Cotman, Royal Air Force
26th March 2O2O
This session will cover how far the Royal Air Force has come from a point of legal barring of LGBT people serving in the Armed Services, and many roles being closed to female personnel. To a point of inclusion, openness and truly striving to get the very best talent serving their country. This will cover some of how we got there in the areas of attracting a diverse workforce, retaining them and advancing both the organisation and the people within it. Sarah will cover her own personal experiences within this time frame, both her professional work to support the culture change but also her own sense of belonging and development throughout.
IN PURSUIT OF PROGRESS
Dal Darroch, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Programmes, The FA Group
26th March 2O2O
Learn how driving incremental change through winning hearts and minds can drive an equality, diversity and inclusion strategy. The FA is the governing body of a national community that includes more than 11 million football participants and 30 million spectators. Collectively football as the nation’s number one sport has the power to inspire future generations.
DYNAMIC WORKING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Tali Shlomo, Former People Engagement Director, Chartered Insurance Institute
26th March 2O2O
We are experiencing a global scale of uncertain times, adapting to change at a pace and scale unrecognisable to most of us. Most of us are now practically in dynamic working mode.
This session with interactive discussions will explore what is dynamic working, how does it feel, how do we motivate, deliver and focus when in this mode of working alongside a fast paced changing world.