Race at Work Summit 2023

Now available to watch on demand!

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

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330+ organisations took part in our 2023 summit

The 5th annual d&i Leaders Race at Work Online Summit took place on 14 November, with 19 inspiring speakers and 330+ attendees.

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

With 6hrs worth of 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 DE&I and HR related professionals, along with Employee Network Members, are invited to join the
d&i Leaders Club – a network of 15,000+ people!

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

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Our 2023 expert speakers included

Zahoor Ahmad

Head of Social Mobility, Inclusion & Belonging


Sarah Churchman OBE

former Chief Inclusion & Wellbeing Officer


Navleen Kalra

HR Director - Inclusion & Transformation

Network Rail

Jatin Patel

Inclusion & Diversity Director

England Rugby

Katherine Gansallo

Director, Diversity & Inclusion (UK, EMEA & Group)

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)

Mandeep Rupra

Director of Equity & Culture

Citizens Advice

Steven Henry MBE

HR Business Partner, Staff Networks & Development Lead


Leona Smith

Diversity & Inclusion Lead

John Lewis Partnership

Gerald Lee

Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director


Paula Lindores

Head of Leadership Development

Skanska UK

Janet Tidmarsh

Head of Inclusion & Development


Taz Latif

Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

M&C Saatchi Group

Frank Douglas

Non-Executive Director, City & Guilds Group and CEO

Caerus Executive

Lucile Kamar

Head of Diversity & Inclusion


Jay Muthu

Country HR Director (India)

BT Group

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Topics explored at the 2023 online summit included

  • Supporting conversations around race at work
  • Authentic leadership and empowering minority ethnic talent
  • Embedding anti-racist policies and processes to drive positive change and make a meaningful impact
  • Understanding the challenges that disabled people of colour face at work
  • Addressing social mobility and race
  • DEI and employee networks collaborating to attract, retain and progress minority ethnic talent
  • Taking an intersectional approach to race at work
  • How Network Rail is promoting racial equality through the Race Matters Programme
  • Understanding what currently holds minority ethnic employees back
  • Delivering tangible progress through a reverse mentoring programme
  • Addressing the impact of racism on mental health in the workplace
  • Bringing the real challenges of race to life through communication and engagement

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