Race at Work Summit 2021

Now available to watch on demand!

The largest annual event bringing together organisations committed to tackling racial inequality in the workplace.

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300+ organisations took part in our 2021 online summit

The 3rd annual d&i Leaders Race at Work Summit 2021 took place on 21 September, with 23 expert speakers and 300+ attendees.

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

With 5hrs 20 minutes 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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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 race summit place and a whole host of other networking and educational opportunities.

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Our 2021 expert speakers included

Frank Douglas

Non-Executive Director, City & Guilds Group and CEO

Caerus Executive

Leigh Lafever-Ayer

VP Human Resources, UK and Ireland

Enterprise Holdings/ Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Lord Karan Bilimoria

Founder, Cobra Beer and President

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Loraine Martins OBE

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Network Rail

Zaheer Ahmad MBE

Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity - Consumer Healthcare


Sandra Kerr CBE, OBE

Race Equality Director

Business in the Community

Mudassar Chaudhry

Assistant Manager, Co-chair of EY Muslim Community


Dr Baljinder Virk

D&I Lead on Race and Ethnicity

National Audit Office

Jonny Briggs

Global Head, Talent Acquisition & Diversity & Inclusion


Daniel Danso

Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader


Wincie Knight

VP Global Inclusion Strategy

ViacomCBS Networks International

Bhavesh Ganesh

Head of UK Employee and Industrial Relations


Sheree Atcheson

Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion


‎Khaled Shahbo

Managing Director UK & Ireland

Enterprise Holdings/ Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Shefali Gera

EMEA Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Wellness

Goldman Sachs

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Summit kindly sponsored by

Topics explored at the 2021 online summit included

  • Authentic leadership, driving change and moving beyond the rhetoric
  • Insights from the BITC Race at Work Charter
  • Intersectionality and women, exploring the challenges ethnic minority women face at work
  • Addressing Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting
  • Recruiting and attracting ethnic minority talent
  • Delivering more progress through education and mentoring
  • Gathering and understanding your diversity data to drive change
  • Ensuring progression, retention, and leadership development of ethnic minority talent
  • Where cultures clash – how do you create a workplace that is respectful of different cultures
  • Cultural stigma faced by ethnic minority employees around mental health and how to create psychologically safe workplaces
  • How to be an active anti-racist ally

Summit supported by

d&i Leaders is proud to be supporting the Aleto Foundation

The Aleto Foundation recognises that for our country’s leaders to reflect the population at large and to take advantage of the widest range of views and experiences, we need to tackle the challenge of helping young men and women from less-privileged backgrounds to rise to the top.

d&i Leaders is donating £1 for every delegate place sold at our Race at Work Online Summit 2021. Please visit: www.aletofoundation.org.uk

What our previous race at work summit attendees said...

“An absolutely outstanding event, I cannot enthuse enough about this summit!”

Equalities Delivery Manager

“Insightful and thought provoking”

UK D&I Lead
Hogan Lovells

“A thought provoking event. I am itching to get back to my organisation to develop ideas and implement”

UK D&I Manager
Canada Life

“Fast moving, thought provoking and motivational”

Head of People Engagement and Inclusion
The Open University

“The event was a thought-provoking celebration of diversity and inclusion”

HR and Operations Coordinator
Police Now

“Brilliant and practical”

E&D Manager
The Riverside Group

“Amazing! Speakers, content and energy installs a sense of self-worth”

Delivery Solutions Manager

“Informative, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable!”

Business Transformation Project Officer
Southwark Council

“A truly stimulating and well organised event, with top notch expert speakers”

Producer and Chair of BAME Network

“Really insightful, exhilarating, content rich, energising event!”

Head of Graduates

“A thought provoking, challenging day, that made me think differently about the way our business approaches D&I”

Global Head of Sales Enablement
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“A thought provoking, informative event with constantly inspiring speakers, providing action-orientated ideas to take away”

Senior HR Business Partner

“The biggest event on race equality in the workplace which will be instrumental on moving this forward”

Senior Diversity Adviser
Business in the Community

“Very informative and practical guidance to take away- well organised and good varied structure”

Learning & Development

“I now feel more comfortable with the uncomfortable”

Head of Inclusion
New Horizons Federation

“This event is a must for any organisation that is serious about starting a discussion on race”

Ombudsman Manager
Financial Ombudsman Service

“Informative, insightful and thought-provoking – a call to action”

Director, Inclusion and Diversity

“Outstanding content and presenters”

Sr. Advisor for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Harvard Business Publishing