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, November 18th, 2020

Series Nine, Episode Five : Faith in the City – how wearing faith with pride and corporate religious networks can cultivate faith-friendly and inclusive organisations

In this faith-focused episode, explored from Jewish, Christian and Sikh perspectives, host Julia Streets is joined by Zaki Cooper, Co-Founder of Faiths United, Wes Ilingsworth, Lead of the City Team at St. Helen’s Bishopsgate and Syra Sanghera, Analyst at Man Group and ambassador for City Sikhs and founding member of the Faiths United Network.

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Series Nine, Episode Four Fairness in Fintech – The Fintech for All Charter: Tackling rising aggressive behaviours and encouraging inclusive corporate culture

Host Julia Streets is joined by Amy French, Head of Level39 and Rosie Turner, Co-CEO and Co-Founder at InChorus Group.

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Series Nine, Episode Three -The Bank of England’s perspective: A special recording with Andrew Bailey

Host Julia Streets interviews Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England.  This episode, recorded shortly after Inclusion Week, outlines how the Bank of England ensures that diversity and inclusion is embedded in its culture, as well as its commitment to diversity and inclusion, The Bank’s key areas of focus, which includes supporting staff during Covid-1 and the importance of social mobility.  As one of the world’s oldest financial institutions, the Governor discusses the progress made, why diversity must remain a high priority, and sets The Bank’s expectations on firms to align and demonstrate similar commitment.

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