d&i Leaders Global Forum 2023

Now available to watch on demand!

The leading annual global event for senior diversity, equity and inclusion professionals. Now available to watch on demand!

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The 5th annual d&i Leaders Global Forum took place on 16 & 17 May in-person and online, with 35 expert speakers and 600+ attendees!

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

With 12hrs worth of keynote presentations, panel discussions, one to one conversations 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 2023 expert speakers included

Ray Dempsey

Group Chief Diversity Officer


Margaret Johnston-Clarke

Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

L’Oréal Group

Jim Rottman

Global Head of Culture, Inclusion & Belonging

Volvo Cars

Annie Wu

Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity

H&M Group

Pascale Thorre

Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Head


Christa Brandstaetter

Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, EMEA

Johnson & Johnson

Cassi Mecchi

Director of Inclusion Europe, Southwest Asia & Africa


Manisha Mehrotra

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA

Bloomberg LP

Geoffrey Williams

Global Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Julie Thomas

Global Director, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

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Topics explored at the 2023 forum included

  • Why strategy matters: Focus on outcomes, not activities
  • The intersection of sustainability, purpose and inclusion
  • The importance of transparency and clear communications in driving meaningful change
  • Overcoming privilege denial to open up meaningful conversations around inclusion with leaders
  • Ensuring DEI is embedded across your employee lifecycle and the importance of acting on feedback
  • Engaging non-office based employees in D&I learning
  • Understanding and engaging the next generation of diverse talent
  • Neurodiversity: empowering the skills of the future
  • Ensuring DEI gains are not lost against a rising tide of hate
  • Accelerating change through employees taking personal accountability for DEI
  • Positioning DE&I as a business opportunity and not only an HR issue
  • The roles of allies in the journey for equality

600+ DE&I leaders took part in our 2023 forum!

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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


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