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Forthcoming events

Disability at Work Summit 2019

October 1 | London

Speakers include P&G; Barclays; Network Rail; John Lewis; EDF; Sainsbury’s; Lloyd’s.

Inclusive Recruitment 2019

October 2 | London

Speakers include Vodafone; EDF; KPMG; HarperCollins; Co-op; Lloyds Bank

d&i Leaders Global Forum 2020

January 28 - January 29 | London

Speakers include Mars; Diageo; IKEA; Expedia; HSBC; Heineken; LEGO; PwC.

News and content

Apprenticeships: good for skills and social mobility

As a long-term strategy, apprenticeships can really help to boost diversity as well as skills…

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Brexit and D&I: What does the uncertainty hold?

For many professionals working in D&I, the past three years have been a frustrating time…

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What will it take for diversity and inclusion to be taken seriously by boards?

Senior executives make grand promises about improving diversity, and legislation such as gender…

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Is age ‘the final taboo’ in workplace discrimination?

Although age is one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010…

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Why hiring ex-military personnel can be a force for good

As part of the wider diversity picture, recruiting former military staff could be a real game-changer…

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Linking D&I activities to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs were adopted in 2015, listing 17 targets UN countries should achieve by 2030. They span a commitment…

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Recent speakers include

Annie Wu

Global Lead for Inclusiveness & Diversity

H&M Group

Chris Young 

HR Director - Northern Europe

P&G 

Candi Castleberry Singleton

VP of Intersectionality, Culture & Diversity

Twitter

Jim Rottman

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Roche Pharmaceuticals

Karina Govindji

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Vodafone

Pamela Hutchinson

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Bloomberg

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

Fujitsu

Sari Brody

Global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

IKEA Group

Tim Fallowfield

Company Secretary & Corporate Services Director

Sainsbury's

Emma Cusdin

People Director

Aviva

Daniel Danso

Global Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Linklaters

Ira Read

Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity

Diageo

Loraine Martins MBE

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Network Rail

Amanda Leacy

Managing Director Human Resources – Inclusion and Diversity

Accenture 

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

Centrica

Leena Nair

Chief HR Officer

Unilever

Leigh Lafever-Ayer

HR Director, UK and Ireland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Liz Burton

Global Head, Inclusion and Diversity

GSK

Fiona Daniel 

Head of Diversity & Inclusion

HSBC UK

Mairéad Nayager

Chief Human Resources Officer

Diageo

Staynton Brown

Director D&I and Talent

Transport for London

Raashi Sikka

Diversity & Inclusion Lead EMEA

Uber

Sarah Stanton

UK HR Director

National Grid

Shelagh Prosser

Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing

Bank of England

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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
Co-op

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

Head of Talent, Resourcing & Development
Tilney

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

Global D&I Leader
Sage

“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
IKEA

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

Senior Recruiter
Amazon

“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
WHSmith

“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
Bayer

“First time in attendance and thoroughly enjoyed it”

Head of HR
Network Rail