Empowering Employee Networks Online Conference

20 April 2021 – 08:30 to 17:15 (BST)

Bringing together organisations looking to maximize the value and impact of their employee networks. Book now to save £20 per person

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200+ organisations already confirmed to attend

200+ now confirmed – view attendee list

The annual d&i Leaders Empowering Employee Networks Online Conference brings together 220+ heads of diversity, inclusion and HR, along with employee network and resource group chairs and members, looking for practical help to maximize the value and impact of their employee networks.

With 17 speakers and a unique online CPD accredited programme featuring one-to-one interviews; case studies; panel discussions; Q&A sessions and online networking tables, we are sure you will be inspired to make a difference in your own organisation.

Take part live or view on demand
All talks are recorded so you can revisit or view at a time convenient to you! BOOK NOW

We are pleased to support the 2021 National Day for Staff Networks

d&i Leaders Club

In-house d&i and HR professionals are invited to join the
d&i Leaders Club – a network of 4000+ organisations!

Membership is free and will give you a 5% discount off your online conference place and a whole host of other networking and educational opportunities.

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Our 2021 expert speakers include

Anne Foster

Head of Workforce Diversity


Darren Rowan

Chair of Enable ERG, Global Program Manager & Accessibility Lead

Eli Lilly

Karina Govindji

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion EMEA


Birgit Neu

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion


Rob Neil OBE

former Chair, Civil Service Race Forum, Director

Krystal Alliance

Ben Delk

Inclusion Business Group ERG Networks Lead

Expedia Group

Sarah J Churchman OBE

Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer


Asif Sadiq MBE

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion


Dawn Osbourne

Founder & Chair, Black Employee Network UK


Stephen Frost

CEO and Founder

Frost Included

Sofia Sharkova

Head of Inclusion EMEA & LATAM


Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE

Founder and Consultant

The Power of Staff Networks

Raj Jones

Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Sodexo UK&I

Dianne Keith

Head of Inclusion & Diversity

Lloyds Banking Group

Samantha Neath

Diversity and Inclusion Lead, former Co-chair, LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group

BAE Systems

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Topics being explored at the 2021 conference include

  • Employee networks as a strategic organisation resource
  • The role of executive sponsors and allies in helping to drive and support employee networks
  • Intersectionality: Employee networks working together to enable employees to bring their whole self to work
  • Ensuring employee networks are fit for purpose in a changing work environment
  • The power and impact of storytelling, visible role models and allies
  • How technology can support employee networks and increase engagement in a more virtual and flexible working culture
  • Measuring the ROI and impact of employee networks
  • Starting up and setting out: determining the vision and structure of a new employee network
  • Developing, retaining and attracting talent through employee networks
  • Support and training initiatives for employee network chairs and members
  • Empowering employee networks long term and keeping up momentum
  • Well-being and mental health in times of crisis – a look back at 2020 and it’s impact on employee networks
  • Aligning your employee networks with your CSR goals

Online conference supported by

WATCH NOW – What is Intersectionality and Why Does it Matter?

View this free d&i Leaders ‘One to One’ conversation Rukasana Bhaijee and Dr. Doyin Atewologun.

Click here to view for free!


WATCH NOW – How Inclusion Drives Innovation

View this free d&i Leaders ‘One to One’ conversation John Athanasiou and Stephen Frost.

Click here to view for free!


What attendees say about our events...

“Disruptive, informative, thought provoking”

Global Director of D&I

“The event was rich in content and very insightful”

D&I Manager
Institution of Engineering & Technology

“Excellent, thought provoking and inspiring”

Head of HR

“Good, informative conference”

EDI Lead
Metropolitan Thames Valley

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

Head of HR Operations
Aldermore Bank

“Energetic, informative and engaging”

Regional Resourcing Manager
Nuffield Health

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

Talent and Acquisition
Mott MacDonald

“Engaging, interesting and thought provoking”

HR Generalist
Spence & Partners

“Very good and informative”

D&I Manager

“Excellent. Extremely powerful speakers and thought provoking”

D&I Officer

“Interesting, informative and helpful”

Head of Customer Experience
Royal London

“First time in attendance and thoroughly enjoyed it”

Head of HR
Network Rail

“Thought provoking – thank you!”

EDI Manager
London Borough of Hillingdon

“Very interesting and informative – really enjoyed the event”

Business Design & Engagement Lead
National Crime Agency