Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Series Six, Episode Six: Rising to the diversity recruitment challenge

This episode was recorded live at the Women in Payments Conference in Sydney, Australia on 20 November 2019. Our host Julia Streets is joined by Jackie Kallman, Head of Payments Industry and Engagement at ANZ, Deanne Keetelaar, General Manager of Payments & Financial Services, Product & innovation for Australia Post, and Felicity Blake, responsible for ACI’s New Zealand client portfolio. This discussion explores the changing and challenging dynamics of the recruitment process, what organisations can consider in order to appeal to entry level talent and retention over time, the importance of culture, changing leadership dynamics and why we must keep D&I on the agenda during more challenging economic times.

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Series Six, Episode Five – Digital Resilience, Regulation and Risk – Financial education and the regulation of financial services

In this episode, Julia Streets is joined by Lee Willows, Founder and CEO of Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), and Gavin Stewart, Associate Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP, discussing financial education and the transformation of regulation in financial services. In this candid discussion Lee Willows shares his personal journey of gambling addiction and recovery. The two share thoughts about digital resilience, privacy and security, RegTech and how financial services can help consumers and investors achieve better financial wellbeing.

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Series Six, Episode Four: Talking disability – the business case for attracting talent that both includes and empowers disabled employees

In this episode we explore the important subject of disability with Diane Lightfoot, CEO of the Business Disability Forum. Disability isn't necessarily the preserve of the few. Given that some 83% of disabilities are acquired rather than present at birth, we may well be affected at some point in our lives. We discuss the business benefits and the organisational transformation potential for hiring disabled people and Diane helps define some of the language of disability. As always, we offer practical tips and set out a multitude of suggestions about how employees of all abilities can best work together to embrace employees with both visible and non-visible disabilities and long-term conditions.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Series Six, Episode Three: Looking back at legislative change and facing forward into the digital universe

From time to time we like to seek insight and opinion and expertise beyond our world of financial services. Recorded at the House of Lords, Lord Hayward of Cumnor and Trevor Phillips OBE discuss the pivotal legislative changes which paved the way for the Equality Act 2010. Looking beyond the Act and the Protected Characteristics, they discuss Artificial Intelligence, data, the significance of the digital universe and automatic decision making.

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Series Six, Episode Two: The voices of new and rising talent – Recorded live at Sibos 2019

Recorded live on 'Talent Thursday' at the 2019 global Sibos conference in London, our host Julia Streets is joined by Oxford University PhD Student Kristina Kämpfer, outlining the findings of her diversity research paper, sponsored by the SWIFT Institute. Erin Thornton, Coordinator of the SWIFT Diversity and Inclusion Network and the Sibos STAR Scholarship Programme, explains the importance of sponsoring rising female talent and Julia talks to Carmen Arias González, Laurissa Wiitala and Ibiyemi Okuneye of the cohort. Together they explore what rising talent requires from employers in order to attract, retain and support them on their career journeys. Finally, Rebecca Sterling and Jean-Philippe Richard-Charman, competitors in the SWIFT Institute student challenge, discuss what entering talent demands of financial services organisations and how firms and institutions can engage with each other.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Series Six, Episode One: Creating space for complete inclusion

Pips Bunce, Head of Global Markets, Technology, Core Engineering Strategic Programmes at Credit Suisse and Ed Thompson, founder and CEO of Uptimize explore neurodiversity and LGBTQI inclusion. As 20% of Generation Z identify as LGBTQI and organisations are beginning to gain greater understanding of neurodiversity across different sectors, they discuss how corporations can foster an environment in the workplace where all forms of diversity are at the core of inclusion.

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Series Five, Episode Six: Recruitment through the lens of Social mobility and Returners

In the final episode of Series Five, Dominie Moss, Founder of the Return Hub, and Reggie Nelson from Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), discuss Returners and those beginning their career in the City. The two consider senior female returners heading back to financial services or transferring their skills to other sectors and reaching the talent pool of young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. They focus on what can organisations do to attract, motivate and retain young and returning talent, the future of work and how the outsourced recruitment process needs to change.

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Series Five, Episode Five: The power of intersectionality, LGBTQ+ advocacy and the influence of corporate activism

Against a backdrop of significant worldwide political and legislative changes, Erin Uritus, CEO of Out and Equal discusses the power of corporate advocacy and responsibility for protection of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace. Erin talks about the commercial case for diversity and the benefits of campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights shared from her organisation’s work with global corporations. Through networking, training and examining areas of commonality, firms can make room for intersectionality, and by working with allies can create a safe space for staff to work through challenges relating to the workforce as a whole, and therefore embrace full inclusivity. This episode was recorded at the offices of BNP Paribas in London.

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Series Five, Episode Four: Inclusion and Opportunities in Investment Management

Karis Stander, Managing Director of Investment20/20 and Natalie Kenway, Acting Editor of Investment Week, discuss the changing perceptions and developments within investment management. Looking at the variety of roles within the industry, they highlight the significance of hiring those who may be least likely to enter this industry, due to barriers such as race and social mobility. They comment on the positive influence and impact hiring these employees has had on organisations and make recommendations to drive further change within investment management.

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Series Five, Episode Three: Is data driving inclusivity and impacting ethnic minority representation?

Noreen Niazi, Co-founder of Muslim Women Connect and Jon Terry, Partner at PWC, discuss the importance of data in highlighting deficiencies and driving change. We consider how ethic minority and gender representation compare and how organisations can implement policies, strategies and accountability measures of impact. They each outline how they work with organisations to encourage a more inclusive and diverse working environment, focusing on attracting and retaining greater ethnic heritage diversity and the importance of effective networks and mentoring programmes.

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