DiverCity™ Podcast

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Welcome to DiverCity™ Podcast

We’ve seen a growing appreciation of the value of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the financial services industry. Organisations have increased their focus on D&I initiatives, but is this simply marketing rhetoric? Some would argue that we’ve seen great progress, whilst others would say there is still much to be done.

For each episode of DiverCity™ Podcast we invite recognised leaders and influencers – people who are pioneers in their own right – to talk about areas of transformation and aspects of D&I that need greater focus. Our contributors offer their insight and practical ideas to help organisations and individuals drive change.

The podcasts are hosted by Julia Streets, a city entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in financial services. Each podcast features external perspectives and industry research, all of which can be found on our resources page.

If there’s a topic you’d like to hear discussed, a commentator you’d like to suggest, or if you have any feedback, please get in touch.

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Latest Podcasts

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Series Two, Episode Eight: Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Mental Health

Josh Brekenfeld, Oversight Manager, Lloyds of London, and Jemima Jefferson, Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) consultant and Mental Health First Aid National Trainer with Mental Health First Aid England, explore the question of LGBT and D&I progress from the perspective of one of the City's oldest financial institutions, and how to accelerate the pace of change. On this podcast we take our first foray into the essential topic of mental health, offering practical advice for corporates to help employees.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Series Two, Episode Seven: Inclusivity Without Alienation

In an appetite to drive greater inclusion, how do we avoid the potential for over-swing and risk of further alienation? Robert Baker, Senior Partner and Global Client Director at Mercer, and Steve Brown, Director of Empiric and Group Director of Tourstan Group, join host Julia Streets to discuss the role that technology, intersectionality and alliances all play in driving change.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Series Two, Episode Six: Allies, Role Models and Champions of Change

Robert McKillop, Global Head of Product at Aberdeen Standard Investments, and Ruben Kostucki, COO at Makers Academy, join host Julia Streets to discuss the importance of nurturing and supporting middle management as they endeavour to embrace change, how to find and empower new tech talent from ages 16 to 60+ and why we need change more than ever before.

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