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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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Series Seven, Episode Two: Coming Out and Staying Visible

Host Julia Streets is joined by BBC presenter Jane Hill and partnership and sponsorship consultant Polly Shute discuss the lack of visibility of gay women in society. They consider why LGBTQ+ networks are failing to support and represent the female members of their community, addressing the central question, 'Where are the women?' This wide ranging discussion explores the connotations around language, how identity has changed over time, the reality of the double glass ceiling, what support rising executives need and how corporate and LGBTQ+ networks can become more effective for women, in terms of both gender and intersectional balance. In this episode recorded during LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK, the discussion charts the changes and progress of Pride, Diva Media Group's plans for Lesbian Visibility Week and how organisations can get involved.

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Series Seven, Episode One – Let’s Talk About Race – #TalkAboutBlack

To launch Series 7, Gavin Lewis, Managing Director at BlackRock and co-creator of The Diversity Project’s #TalkAboutBlack initiative joins host Julia Streets in the studio. Gavin explains how the initiative was formed, discusses the taboo subject of race in Britain today and offers many personal perspectives and insights. They explore the challenges of moving up the career ladder and highlights some obstacles that black and other ethnic minorities may face along the way. Gavin’s insights are further supported by advice from Raphael Mokades, Founder and Managing Director of Rare Recruitment. This episode is timed to align with The City A.M. Diversity Decodes Event ‘We have to talk about Race’ hosted by Julia and where Raphael featured as a one of four panellists talking about how to attract and retain ethnic minority candidates.

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