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Forthcoming events

Diversifying Workforces Through Inclusive Comms

July 7 | Online

Live 40 minute ‘One to One’ online conversation with:
Anne Foster
Nina Goswami

Disability at Work – Opportunities and Challenges in the New Normal

July 16 | Online

Live 40 minute conversation with:
Shani Dhanda
Graeme K Whippy MBE

Race at Work Online Summit 2020

September 15 | Online

2nd annual summit bringing together 18 expert speakers and 100+ organisations committed to tackling racial inequality in the workplace.

Training & development
Our latest exclusive news articles

Emotionally drained? Why it’s been a hard few weeks for D&I

Many D&I professionals are frustrated and exhausted after the events of the…

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Can supporting mental health improve inclusion?

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So you’ve supported #blacklivesmatter – what’s next?

How can organisations back up their public displays of solidarity with real actions…

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Covid-19’s spike in volunteering – can organisations help employees to ‘keep up the good work’?

The coronavirus crisis has sparked a fresh wave of enthusiasm for…

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Domestic abuse is the “shadow pandemic”: how can employers help?

Every three months of lockdown could result in 15 million more….

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What happens to D&I if we stop going to offices?

Increased homeworking reduces the need for expensive offices and there is an environmental…

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Recent speakers and contributors 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


Mark Lomas

Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

HS2 (High Speed Two)

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


Priscilla Baffour

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Financial Times

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 Lead


John Athanasiou

Director Of People


Maria Kokkinou

People Director, Talent, Leadership & Capabilites


Pauline Miller

Head of Talent Development, Diversity and Inclusion


Paulette Cohen

Head of Diversity & Inclusion


Shauna Olney

Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch

International Labour Organization (ILO)
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What is Intersectionality and Why Does it Matter?

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Inclusion & Diversity – Thinking Differently in a New Norm

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Inclusion Audiences: Expanding Your Reach

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d&i Leaders Covid-19 benchmarking survey report

156 D&I professionals share how they are coping with the Covid-19 crisis and the practical support they are offering employees.

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How social enterprises enhance diversity & inclusion

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d&i Leaders LGBT+ at Work Conference 2020 summary report

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d&i Leaders Global Forum 2020 summary report

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Getting the best out of employee resource groups

Read how employee resource groups can provide a vital sounding board and a lens on what’s truly going on in the workforce.

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Let’s turn the conversation to disability

In this report from our Disability at Work Summit 2019, we look at a number of approaches organisations are taking to elevate the agenda on disability.

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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