d&i Leaders Global Forum 2023

16 & 17 May - London, UK

The leading annual global event for senior diversity, equity and inclusion professionals is back in-person for 2023!

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The 5th annual d&i Leaders Global Forum will return to London on 16 & 17 May 2023!

The forum has firmly established itself as the leading gathering of senior diversity, equity and inclusion practitioners looking to accelerate their workplace d&i strategy and build their professional network.

Featuring 35+ global speakers and 500+ attendees across two-days, plus a range of innovative solutions in our exhibition – we are sure you will be inspired to make a difference in your own organisation.

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Book now to save £50 per ticket! Group discounts available

d&i Leaders Club

In-house D&I and HR related professionals are invited to join the d&i Leaders Club – a network of 10,000+ people!

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

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Our 2023 expert speakers include

Ray Dempsey

Group Chief Diversity Officer

Barclays

Margaret Johnston-Clarke

Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

L’Oréal Group

Wanda Hope

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Johnson & Johnson

Jim Rottman

Global Head of Culture, Inclusion & Belonging

Volvo Cars

Annie Wu

Chief Diversity Officer

H&M Group

Pascale Thorre

Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director

HEINEKEN

Asif Sadiq MBE

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Warner Bros. Discovery

Claire Harvey

Global Inclusion Lead

Vodafone

Geoffrey Williams

Global Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Burberry

Manisha Mehrotra

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA

Bloomberg LP

Julie Thomas

Global Director for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Wellbeing

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Cassi Mecchi

Director of Inclusion EMEA

Netflix

Priscilla Baffour

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

TikTok

Chris Young

Vice President Human Resources Northern Europe

Procter & Gamble

Karina Govindji

Senior Director, Global Workforce Diversity

Google

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Topics being explored at the 2023 forum include

  • Accelerating change through employees taking personal accountability for DEI
  • The power or positivity and language in empowering hearts and minds
  • How to create or refresh your I&D strategy and ensure it’s implementation has a positive impact on people performance and business results
  • Steps you can take to enable an empowered, focused and target driven approach to DE&I
  • Leveraging your sustainability and inclusion strategy to meeting the expectations of today’s young talent
  • From awareness to activism – how HEINEKEN advancing their I&D strategy and tackling stereotypes
  • The importance of transparency and clear communications in driving meaningful change and progressing your D&I goals
  • Overcoming privilege denial and opening up meaningful conversations around inclusion with leaders
  • The power of campaigning – harnessing your passion to drive meaningful change
  • Disability at work – the often forgotten protected characteristic. What can leaders and organisations do to urgently accelerate progress
  • The importance of mentors, networks and critical friends in educating and empowering DEI leaders
  • Ensuring DEI is embedded across your employee lifecycle and the importance of acting on feedback

Organisations who regularly attend the forum include

What our past global forum attendees said...

“Worthwhile, thought provoking with take away actions”

Head of HR
McLaren Racing

“Well structured, informative and most of all inspiring”

MD Learning, Development & Citizenship EMEA
State Street

“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

“A huge success! Great event”

Senior Manager D&I
Specsavers

“A massive information and ideas fest!”

Head of D&I
FDM Group

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

Diversity Manager
Bank of England

“A really varied and interesting two days of sharing ideas and meeting like-minded people”

Diversity Officer
Institute of Physics

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

Group Head of Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity
DS Smith

“Really inspiring – so much information to think on and workout what I can do differently”

D&I Global Programme Manager
Sage

“Extremely insightful, wide range of content and truly inspirational”

HR Generalist
UDG Healthcare

“Insightful, inspirational and refreshing. I came away with lots to think about and take back to my organisation”

Compliance Manager
Talbot Underwriting

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

Global Equality D&I Manager
IKEA

“It allowed me the space to really connect with my tasks for the year ahead”

Diversity & Inclusion Partner
MTR Crossrail

“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

“The event was a brilliant opportunity to discuss real diversity & inclusion concerns and successes”

Diversity Manager
Stafford Long

2023 forum kindly supported by

Venue

Park Plaza Victoria London

239 Vauxhall Bridge Road

Park Plaza Victoria London,
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road,
London,
SW1V 1EQ,
United Kingdom

+44 (0)333 400 6140