d&i Leaders Race at Work Summit


Bringing together organisations committed to tackling racial inequality in the workplace.

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Due to the evolving situation around COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone and reschedule this summit which was due to take place on May 5, to the nearest suitable opportunity in the future. All involved have been notified by email. If you have booked on the event your booking will be automatically confirmed for the rescheduled date which will be announced as soon as possible.  View our booking terms and conditions. If you would like to contact us to discuss your booking or have any questions about the event, please email info@sircula.com or call 020 8650 4400. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.

Organisations already confirmed to attend include

The d&i Leaders Race at Work Summit brings together organisations committed to tackling racial inequality in the workplace.

Each year, 100+ diversity, inclusion and HR professionals come together to explore ways to tackle the racial disparities in the UK employment market.

With 20 speakers and a unique one-day CPD accredited programme featuring on-stage interviews; panel discussions; interactive polling and deep-dive stream sessions, we are sure you will leave inspired to make a difference in your own organisation.

Interested in sponsoring our 2020 summit? Click here for details

Why not also attend the d&i Leaders Women at Work Summit taking place the day after at the same venue.

Discounted two-day tickets available which can be shared with a colleague.

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Our 2020 expert speakers include

John Athanasiou

Director of People 


Frank Douglas

Non-Executive Director, City & Guilds Group and CEO

Caerus Executive

June Sarpong MBE

Presenter and Award-Winning Author

Asif Sadiq MBE

Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

The Telegraph

Professor Binna Kandola OBE

Business Psychologist, Author, Senior Partner and co-founder

Pearn Kandola

Rob Neil OBE

Head of Embedding Culture Change

Department for Education

Sheree Atcheson

Global Ambassador, Women Who Code and Head of Diversity and Inclusion


Jennifer Smith

Head of Inclusion

British Film Institute (BFI)

Sanjay Bhandari

Chair, Kick It Out and Member

Parker review into the ethnic diversity of UK boards

Tia A. Counts

Executive Director, Global CIB & EMEA Head of Advancing Black Leaders

J.P. Morgan

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Topics being explored at the 2020 summit include

  • Breaking down conversations about race with data
  • Micro-aggressions at work – turning a challenge into an opportunity
  • The vital role of middle managers in helping to tackle bias and enabling team members to be visible
  • Working in collaboration to attract, retain and advance black talent
  • Steps to achieving a more ethnically diverse graduate programme
  • The cultural aspect of being a BAME carer and considerations in the workplace
  • How to create a successful mentoring and coaching programme
  • Bridging the gap between leaders and employees
  • Harnessing the power of staff networks

Summit supported by


In our official report from the 2019 d&i Leaders Race at Work Summit – ‘Let’s talk about race: five ways to keep the conversation going’, we share five key actions that emerged to help you have real conversations around race at work.

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What our 2019 attendees said...

“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

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

Director, Inclusion and Diversity

“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

FREE REPORT – Four secrets to success in progressing the D&I agenda

‘Four secrets to success in progressing the D&I agenda’ – View our first report from the 2019 d&i Leaders Global Forum.

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FREE REPORT – Ethnic diversity: learning to work together

‘Ethnic diversity: learning to work together’ – View our second report from the 2019 d&i Leaders Global Forum.

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Carbon offset partner

This event is CPD accredited

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 £2 for every delegate place sold at our Race at Work Summit 2020. Please visit: www.aletofoundation.org.uk


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239 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Pimlico, London, SW1V 1EQ
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Park Plaza Victoria London,
239 Vauxhall Bridge Rd,

+44 (0) 333 400 6140