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, 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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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Series Two, Episode Five: Driving National, Regional and Local Change

Jazz Bhogal is Deputy Director for Civil Service D&I, responsible for the delivery of the strategy to become the most diverse employer by 2020. Rosa Morgan-Baker is Head of Partnerships at The Brokerage, the social mobility charity helping financial and professional firms attract and support young talent. Together they explore tackling D&I on a national scale and at every level, the importance of corporate engagement, how best to reflect diversity in society, shaping and engaging future talent, benchmark setting ..... all to lead the way & drive progress.

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Series Two, Episode Four: Harnessing the commercial value of gender and millennial intelligence

Barbara Annis, CEO of Gender Intelligence Group and Dr Eliza Filby, broadcaster and millennial expert, discuss the commercial value of harnessing both gender & millennial intelligence, explore the power of positive corporate culture, offering ideas for best practice and views on #MeToo.

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