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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Series Five, Episode Two: How Inclusion, Education and Technology are Impacting Our Economy & Society

Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK and chair of the Digital Leaders board, and Edie Lush, Executive Editor of Hub Culture and Host of Global GoalsCast, discuss the 2018 UK Government Review of Post-18 Education, the tech skills gap and what this may mean for the UK and economy in general. In this wide ranging discussion, they explore how closely inclusion is tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, all part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Read More

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Series Four, Episode Eight: Looking beyond our walls – what we can learn from the legal sector and finding talent in other specialisms

In the final episode of Series 4, Funke Abimbola MBE, prominent legal diversity champion and campaigner and recently appointed Director of Operations, Conflict Resolution at Mishcon de Reya LLP, and Alison Choy, chemistry and biochemistry academic and Head of Machine Learning at Starling Bank, explain their career journeys. They discuss the high levels of female attrition between junior and senior levels in the legal profession, the potential for attracting talent from outside the more traditional financial services hiring profile, the importance of intersectionality and working with LGBT networks, why visible representation and relatable role models matter and the value of enabling young people to experience workplace culture as early as possible.

Read More

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Series Four, Episode Seven: Organisational Culture and Inclusive Networks

Alicia Millar, Director of Learning and Development (EMEA) at Reed Smith, NED of MyGWork and co-chair of the LGBT chapter of The Network of Networks (TNON), and Dan Ricard, Transformation Lead in PwC's UK Sales & Marketing function and founder and co-chair of The Network of Networks (TNON), discuss inclusive leadership, diversity of thought and opinion, why networks are no longer exclusively for large organisations and setting appropriate KPIs for networks. They also discuss how organisations must truly understand and value the very core of their people, explore intersectionality (for example ethnic minority LGBT+ employees) and collaboration between other segments and networks. They also explore the use of the term ‘allies’ and highlight the importance of creating 'callout’ cultures.

Read More

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Series Four, Episode Six: The Commercial Impact of Diversity

This episode was recorded live at the Women in Payments UK 2019 Symposium in London on 28th March 2019. Our host Julia Streets was joined by Rashmi Prabhakar, Chief of Staff for Global Services at Finastra, Jacqueline Keogh, Global Head Payments GTM at Western Union Business Solutions, and Smriti Vicari, Head of FinTech at Visa.

Read More

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Series Four, Episode Five: Driving Greater Inclusivity and Collaboration in Asset Management & Financial Services

Jane Welsh, Senior Investment Consultant and Project Manager for the Diversity Project, and Marissa Ellis, Strategy Consultant, Advisor and the Founder of Diversily, discuss what it takes to be truly inclusive. How can organisations attract diverse talent from non-financial backgrounds? They explore the power of collaboration and sharing best practice, growing pressures on senior leadership and middle management, how government and industry regulators are driving D&I up the agenda, improving diversity in Asset Management and why it’s more important than ever for senior leaders from diverse backgrounds to become industry role models.

Read More