Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Let’s Talk About Racism – #BlackLivesMatter

Since our launch in 2017, race has been an important topic on DiverCity Podcast. In light of the death of George Floyd triggering demonstrations and protests in the United States and around the world, raising deep seated concerns about systemic racism and spotlighting the Black Lives Matter Movement, we have interrupted our planned schedule to bring you this Special Extended Episode.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Series Eight, Episode Four: People, Policy and Progress: The importance of gender equality and ethnic minority representation

Host Julia Streets is joined by Ann Cairns, Global Co-Chair of the 30% Club and Executive Vice Chairman of Mastercard and Janet Thomas, former President of Women in Banking and Finance and Managing Director of Infinity Capital Partners. They discuss changing times with #250to25, the possibility of achieving a gender equal society within 25 years and the 30% Club's global ambitions and initiatives.  This episode explores ethnic minority representation in financial services, specifically for women of colour, as they navigate their career paths, keenly mindful of the rate of attrition.  As members of the 30% Club, Janet and Ann discuss how policy can set targets and drive change and we consider the Covid-19 balancing act between women’s roles at work and home, essential as we frame the evolving world of work.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Series Eight, Episode Three – The Value of Introverts and Importance of Apprentices

Host Julia Streets is joined by Carol Stewart, Coach for high achieving introverted women and Rosie Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at Aspect Capital. They discuss the value of introverted employees, their particular leadership strengths and how other leaders can embrace their often overlooked contribution. This episode explores the contribution that apprentices can make in challenging traditional practices and bringing fresh vitality to an organisation. The world of work has changed radically over the past months and together Rosie and Carol consider many of the compelling reasons why diversity and inclusion must remain high on the agenda as we navigate the path ahead - most notably investor scrutiny.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Series Eight, Episode One: Building Resilience Within Work Through Behavioural Science

In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Professor Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Richard Nesbitt, Adjunct Professor of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. We explore how the adoption of technology is fuelling financial services, how emerging talent must and can build resilience in the working environment, the importance of inclusion at key stages of education, building inclusion into the policy and culture of the workplace, and navigating through toxic cultures. At the launch of the "Inclusion Initiative", Professor Lordan reports back on her academic research from many interviews and industry discussions, examining how inclusion and diversity can drive change and ultimately better results. This episode was recorded at the London School of Economics before the UK COVID-19 Lockdown.

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Podcast Mini Series: Episode Three – How to Present and Sell Over Digital Channels

In this episode we are joined by Edie Lush, ex Bloomberg TV reporter, journalist, podcast host and presentation coach. For years Edie Lush has coached many of our most senior clients in financial services and capital markets, helping them become compelling, confident speakers. In this episode, Edie offers tips, tricks and advice on how to be compelling over digital channels. During the discussion we talk about how to sell and consultative selling techniques - skills that are incredibly important in today’s COVID-19 remote working reality.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Podcast Mini Series: Episode Two – Managing the Mental Health of Remote Teams

In this episode we talk to Andy Gibson, Founder and Head Gardener of MindApples. Andy is a leading authority in mental health and has worked with a wide range of leaders and organisations to help people work smarter and more sustainably. In this episode he talks about what leaders must consider when managing the mental health of remote teams, how they can support their colleagues and how to spot signals and sentiment shifts. Andy also offers valuable advice about personal resilience, ever mindful of the changes that stress can reveal.

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Podcast Mini Series: Episode One – Leadership In Times Of Crisis

In the first episode of our mini series designed to help our listeners during these challenging times, we interview Dr Catriona Wallace, named by the Australian Financial Review as Australia’s most influential woman in business and entrepreneurship. Dr Wallace is a much sought after speaker on leadership in times of crisis and last week Yahoo Finance published her article “Bushfires to Covid-19: What makes a good leader in a time of crisis?” She is a leading authority in Artificial Intelligence, Adjunct Professor of the Australian Graduate School of Management and Founder & Executive Director of fintech firm Flamingo.AI, the second only woman-led business to list on the Australian Securities Exchange.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Series Seven, Episode Four: Balance Beyond the Spectrum: Neurodiversity and mental health in the workplace

In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Dr Nancy Doyle, Chartered Psychologist and founder and CEO of Genius Within CIC and Andy Gibson, award-winning entrepreneur, author and Head Gardener of Mindapples. They discuss how workplaces are not ideally set up to accommodate neurodiverse individuals in comparison to ‘neurotypical’ employees, attitudes towards mental health in the working environment and in general, the physical versus mental health prioritisation imbalance, the intersectionality of neurodiversity and mental health, and what financial services organisations must consider adopting to help people make the most of their minds.

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Series Seven, Episode Three: Transformation vs Innovation – The future and the female global workforce

In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Claire Calmejane, Group Chief Innovation Officer for Societe Generale, and Gemma Young, Founder of the DiversiTech Hub and Women of FinTech. They discuss the female global workforce, the importance of prioritising inclusion over diversity and how policy can be used as a lever to drive inclusion. They also explore innovations in banking, tech and digital platforms, how diversity sits on par with climate change as a business imperative, and the demands and expectations from the next generation around the future of work.

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