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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

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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How to ensure #EqualPayDay is more than a hashtag

Thursday this week marked Equal Pay Day, the day of the year on…

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Diversity and the power of institutional investors

While it can seem frustrating to D&I teams that the agenda is too slow…

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d&i Leaders Fast 5 with Pascale Thorre, Heineken

Pascale shares her journey from engineering to inclusion and diversity.

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Diversity, data and disclosure: How can D&I teams build a case for data?

One of the ways D&I leaders can get the ear of senior stakeholders is…

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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

Karina Govindji

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion


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

Sarah Kaiser

Employee Experience, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, EMEIA


Sari Brody

Global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

IKEA Group

Tim Fallowfield

Company Secretary & Corporate Services Director


Emma Cusdin

People 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

Jill Shedden MBE

Group Director - HR


Leena Nair

Chief HR Officer


Leigh Lafever-Ayer

HR Director, UK and Ireland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Liz Burton

Global Head, Inclusion and Diversity


Fiona Daniel 

Head of Diversity & Inclusion


Mairéad Nayager

Chief Human Resources Officer


Staynton Brown

Director D&I and Talent

Transport for London

Raashi Sikka

Diversity & Inclusion Lead EMEA


Sarah Stanton

UK HR Director

National Grid

Shelagh Prosser

Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing

Bank of England

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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