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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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Episode Four: Role models vs Real models

Bindi Karia, technology & start up advocate and founder of her own boutique advisory firm, and Asif Sadiq MBE, Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY (Ernst and Young) Financial Services UK, discuss the importance of workplace role models, the implementation of flexible working and shared parental leave, early stage firm dynamics, plus the next big challenges impacting the quest for true diversity and inclusion.

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Episode Three: Personal Stories: Being your authentic self in life and at work

Samantha Jayne Nelson, Vice President of Risk Engineering in the Global Energy Practice of Marsh, and Ghela Boskovich, founder of FemTechGlobal, discuss being your authentic self, the concept of 'witnessing' others, the power of support networks and how organisations can overcome biases and break down barriers.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Episode Two: Feeding the Female Pipeline and Board Diversity

Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity and Founder of Gender Networks & Rising Star Awards and Kate Grussing, Founder and Managing Director of Sapphire Partners, join Julia to discuss recruitment and flexible working, specifically, flexible working patterns, the role of technology, return to work schemes and how best to encourage and curate rising talent to improve board diversity.

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Episode One: Leadership, Race & Recruitment

Heather Melville OBE, Director for Strategic Partnerships and Head of Business Inclusion Initiatives for RBS and Justine Lutterodt, Director and Leadership Consultant for the Centre for Synchronous Leadership, share their thoughts on the commercial imperative of recruiting and retaining more BAME candidates into the finance sector, exploring language, culture unconscious bias and recruitment strategies. They talk power dynamics, leadership with integrity and the value of mindful exclusion... and more!

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