Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Series Two, Episode Eight: Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Mental Health

Josh Brekenfeld, Oversight Manager, Lloyds of London, and Jemima Jefferson, Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) consultant and Mental Health First Aid National Trainer with Mental Health First Aid England, explore the question of LGBT and D&I progress from the perspective of one of the City's oldest financial institutions, and how to accelerate the pace of change. On this podcast we take our first foray into the essential topic of mental health, offering practical advice for corporates to help employees.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Series Two, Episode Seven: Inclusivity Without Alienation

In an appetite to drive greater inclusion, how do we avoid the potential for over-swing and risk of further alienation? Robert Baker, Senior Partner and Global Client Director at Mercer, and Steve Brown, Director of Empiric and Group Director of Tourstan Group, join host Julia Streets to discuss the role that technology, intersectionality and alliances all play in driving change.

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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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Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Series Two, Episode Three: Live Recording – Ethnicity in Diversity – We need to talk about race

This episode was recorded live at the Women of the Square Mile event in London on Tuesday 27th February. Our host Julia Streets was joined by: Pamela Jones, Operational Change and Integration Manager at TP ICAP and Board Member at Women In Listed Derivatives; Dr Miranda Brawn, Director of Legal and Transaction Management (EMEA) at Daiwa and Founder of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation and Birgit Neu, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at HSBC. Topics discussed included ethnic representation data in Financial Services, the language of race, how to harness the business benefits of improved ethnic diversity, and creating opportunities for shared learning, strong leadership, mentorship and sponsorship.

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Series Two, Episode Two: Insights into D&I in Private Equity & Venture Capital

We welcome Tanuja Randery, Operating Executive at Apax Partners and one of the founders of PowerWomen Network, and Travis Winstanley, Games Investment Director at Catalis SE and Cofounder and Director of Diversity VC, who explore the idiosyncrasies, characteristics and expectations of D&I in the investment world. We talk working practices, finding talent beyond the industry & inspiring the next generation of investment professionals.

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Series Two Episode One: Comparing and contrasting D&I in capital markets and banking

Cathryn Lyall, Co-Founder of the Seismic Foundry and Matt Elliott, People Director at Virgin Money, discuss the contrasting worlds of capital markets and banking. They share insights on how to ensure diversity flows through to the most senior levels, discussing maternity/paternity pay and offering practical recommendations to address the digital skills gap, improve gender and ethnic diversity and support the next generation of talent.

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Episode Six: The Road to Gender and BAME Parity

Our two guests are Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer at Thomson Reuters and President of Women in Banking and Finance, and Dr Miranda Brawn, Director of Legal and Transaction Services at Daiwa Capital Markets and Founder and CEO of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation, each with over 20 years' experience spanning law, banking, investment and financial services.

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Episode Five: Creating and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Andy Woodfield, Partner at PWC, and Michael Ollitervo-Murphy, Customer Experience Leader at Mercer - UK & Ireland, discuss the importance of engaging and empowering allies, creating inclusive business networks, reverse mentoring, the language around diversity and 'Inclusive Leadership'. Some progress has been made in areas such as LBGTQ, however other areas such as mental health currently lag behind.

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