Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Series Nine, Episode One – Matters of Disability and Mental Health Wellbeing

Host Julia Streets is joined by Rosemary Frazer, Disability Equality and Inclusion Consultant and Louise Newby, Director of Three Eggs Mental Health Training.  Together they explore the resilience and realities of employees with disabilities and the compelling reasons for supporting employees and leaders with dedicated mental health programmes.  They consider the challenges of onboarding new graduates and the importance of a relentless focus on diversity and inclusion in this current climate. They discuss corporate attitudes towards disability within the financial services industry and how fintech is enabling change, and how good mental health drives greater productivity and problem solving.

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Monday, August 17th, 2020

Series Eight, Episode Six – Future Leaders and Change Makers: A focus on the future generation

Host Julia Streets is joined by Bem Le Hunte, Associate Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and international author and expert in the field of Creative Intelligence, Susan Warner, Head of Community Engagement at Mastercard and Founder of Girls4Tech and Edwina Dunn, Chairman of Starcount and Founder of the Female Lead. In these three separate interviews Julia considers youth talent - our next generation of change makers and leaders. The episode explores models of education, the need to inspire female STEM talent from school age and examples of how to do this, the importance of visible living role models, how education must adapt to help students gain a broad set of skills, how organisations must respond and how all students can become future leaders with integrity, authenticity and creativity.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Series Eight, Episode Five: The regulator’s view: The FCA’s expectations and commitment to diversity & inclusion

Host Julia Streets is joined by Georgina Philippou, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Executive Committee at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  This interview sets a clear expectation of the UK's 50,000+  regulated and supervised firms to focus on and demonstrate commitment to the diversity and inclusion agenda.  Together they explore the FCA's own commitment to driving change, exploring equality objectives, inclusive cultures and how the FCA is holding the industry to account through rules and guidance.

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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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