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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Series Four, Episode Four: Presidents Club exposé one year on & creating the next generation of tech talent

Madison Marriage, the Financial Times journalist who went under cover at the President's Club & Wincie Wong, Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services at RBS, reflect on the global story and discuss to what extent the world has changed. Other topics of discussion include gender pay gap reporting, the importance of exit interview data, demystifying the whistleblowing and escalation process, embedding tech lessons into school curricula, how diverse teams and inclusive leaders drive innovation, and why D&I is more important than ever in times of economic uncertainty.

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Series Four, Episode Three: Harnessing exceptional LGBT+ and ethnic minority talent

Timed for release during LGBT History Month, we welcome Matt Cameron, Founder of The Ocean Partnership and LGBT Great, the global investment management industry network, and Hephzi Pemberton, Angel Investor and Founder & CEO of the Equality Group, seeking to widen the range of exceptional candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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