d&i Leaders Global Forum 2021

Now available to watch on demand!

The leading event for organisations looking to accelerate their workplace diversity and inclusion strategy.

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400+ organisations took part in our 2021 online forum

The leading annual global online event for organisations looking to accelerate their workplace diversity and inclusion strategy.

The d&i Leaders Global Forum 2021 took place on 8 & 9 June, with 37 expert speakers and 400+ attendees representing 20 countries.

You can now purchase access to the live event recordings and watch on demand.

With 10hrs 20 minutes worth of keynote presentations, panel discussions and audience Q&A sessions, we are sure you will be inspired to make a difference in your own organisation.

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Our 2021 expert speakers included

Chuck Stephens

Global Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging


Margot Slattery

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion


Candi Castleberry Singleton

Vice President of Diversity Partnership Strategy & Engagement


Nadia Younes

Global Head of Employee Experience, Wellbeing and Diversity

Zürich Insurance

Michele “Mitch” Oliver

Trustee, Stonewall, Global Corporate Brand & Purpose Director

Mars Incorporated

Caroline Rhodes

Global I&D Director & HR Director, Corporate Functions


Yves Veulliet

Global Diverse Abilities & Inclusion Leader


Jennifer O’Lear

Chief Diversity Officer; Head of Engagement & Inclusion

Merck Group

Wanda Bryant Hope

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Johnson & Johnson

Joanne Watson

Director, Global Inclusion and Belonging

Intel Corporation

Sari Einy Brody

EDI Consultant and former Global Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, IKEA

Adam Travis

Head of Global Inclusion & Diversity


Bendita Cynthia Malakia

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Hogan Lovells

Rachel Osikoya

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

A.P. Møller-Maersk

Asif Sadiq MBE

Senior Vice President, Head of Equity and Inclusion, International


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Topics explored at the 2021 forum included

  • The importance of psychological safety in creating an inclusive culture
  • Disability inclusion – adapting to a changing world and future trends
  • Self-care and wellbeing of the D&I professional
  • Inclusive leadership – moving beyond unconscious bias training
  • The developing role of the D&I Leader – skills, behaviours and structures
  • Supporting employees impacted by abuse and domestic violence
  • Key components for a successful mental health strategy
  • Accelerating the pace of change through targets and bold actions
  • How to overcome challenges around data and disclosure relating to race and culture
  • The importance of inclusive imagery and language
  • Readdressing the gender imbalance of covid 19
  • Ask the experts – former D&I Leaders offer practical advice and share what worked and what didn’t
  • Promoting allyship and shared accountability for creating more active inclusion for all
  • Smarter working – what can we learn from the past 12 months

Forum kindly supported by

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

“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

“A huge success! Great event”

Senior Manager D&I

“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

“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

“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

“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