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Forthcoming events

d&i Leaders Global Forum 2020

January 28 - January 29 | London

Speakers include Mars; Diageo; IKEA; Expedia; HSBC; Uber; Heineken; PwC; LEGO; Danone; Rolls-Royce; Barilla.

LGBT+ at Work Conference 2020

February 27 | London

Speakers include Vodafone; AutoTrader; Aviva; Sony Pictures Entertainment; Microsoft; Pinsent Masons; Serco.

Equality Law at Work Conference

March 31 | London

Essential event for all HR, diversity and inclusion related professionals responsible for compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

News and content

Are your values authentic or just words on a wall?

Values can help recruit and retain a diverse workforce and create a framework for a more inclusive…

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Five D&I developments to look out for in 2020

We round up five likely milestones in the D&I calendar for the coming year…

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Everyone can benefit from Lloyd’s of London’s new trans and non-binary inclusion guide

An organisational approach to supporting trans and non-binary…

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What are the benefits of hiring refugee talent?

Organisations could be missing out on a huge talent pool…

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Should diversity still be part of the HR function?

It’s natural that diversity has its roots in the HR function, but as it has…

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The complex conundrum of faith and belief

Faith can be a strand of diversity that employers feel uncomfortable…

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Recent speakers include

Annie Wu

Global Lead for Inclusiveness & Diversity

H&M Group

Chris Young 

HR Director - Northern Europe


Candi Castleberry Singleton

VP of Intersectionality, Culture & Diversity


Jim Rottman

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Roche Pharmaceuticals

Pamela Hutchinson

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion


Rachel Osikoya

Director, Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Maersk Group

Dr Shaun Davis

Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability,

Royal Mail Group

Sari Brody

Global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

IKEA Group

Tim Fallowfield

Company Secretary & Corporate Services Director


Daniel Danso

Global Diversity and Inclusion Manager


Ira Read

Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity


Loraine Martins MBE

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Network Rail

Amanda Leacy

Managing Director Human Resources – Inclusion and Diversity


Asif Sadiq MBE

Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

The Telegraph

Catherine Lynch

Chief People Officer

Virgin Media

Fiona Cannon OBE

Group Director of Inclusion and Diversity

Lloyds Banking Group

Christos Tsaprounis

Head of People & Culture

Auto Trader UK

Fiona Dawson

Global President

Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers

Rosanna Durruthy

Vice President of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


Jill Shedden MBE

Group Director - HR


Jenny Lay-Flurrie

Chief Accessibility Officer


Leena Nair

Chief HR Officer


Leigh Lafever-Ayer

HR Director, UK and Ireland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Leendert Den Hollander

UK Vice President & General Manager

Coca-Cola European Partners

Mairéad Nayager

Chief Human Resources Officer


Putri Realita

Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead


Staynton Brown

Director D&I and Talent

Transport for London

Pascale Thorre

Global Inclusion & Diversity Head


Raashi Sikka

Diversity & Inclusion Lead EMEA


Sarah Stanton

UK HR Director

National Grid

Caroline Casey


The Valuable 500

Felizitas Lichtenberg

Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager


John Athanasiou

Director Of People


Maria Kokkinou

People Director, Talent, Leadership & Capabilites


Paulette Cohen

Head of Diversity & Inclusion


Shauna Olney

Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch

International Labour Organization (ILO)

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Organisations who attend our events

What attendees say about our events

“Great event with super speakers and honest and interesting discussions”

Group Head of Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity
DS Smith

“Really great event, with the right variety of content, speakers and attendees”

Inclusion Leader

“An enlightening and inspirational event with outstanding speakers and a comprehensive agenda”

Head of Talent, Resourcing & Development

“Inspiring – my head has exploded, but I now feel ready to be braver and more disruptive”

Global D&I Leader

“An inspiring and challenging forum that has provided lots of food for thought and ideas for my organisation”

Diversity Manager
Bank of England

“Well structured, informative and most of all inspiring”

MD Learning, Development & Citizenship EMEA
State Street

“Diversity of presenters, of methods of presentations and of topics, exceeded my expectations”

Global Equality D&I Manager

“Really interesting and inspiring. Some really good key take always to consider”

Senior Recruiter

“Hugely valuable chance to connect with my peers and learn from best practice. I’m taking so much back to build a more inclusive firm”

Diversity & CSR Manager
Penningtons Manches LLP

“It made me uncomfortable in a good way!”

Head of Business Transformation
Lloyd’s of London

“Slick and very informative day”

Chair of Pride Network
Zurich Insurance

“Excellent, thought provoking and inspiring”

Head of HR

“Really well organised, structured with some very insightful and moving speakers”

Talent and Acquisition
Mott MacDonald

“There is nothing available like I have learned here! Brilliant”

Head of HR Operations
Aldermore Bank

“Excellent. Extremely powerful speakers and thought provoking”

D&I Officer

“First time in attendance and thoroughly enjoyed it”

Head of HR
Network Rail