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Special Episode – Disability: Champions, Challenges, and Change

Sophie Christiansen is an eight time (at the time of the recording!) Paralympic champion, who is also a software developer at Goldman Sachs. Christiane Link is the Founder and Director of Ortegalink, an inclusion and accessibility consultancy.

Series Eleven, Episode Six: Democratising finance through female education and empowerment

With an estimated 1.7 billion people in the world without access to financial products or banking, this episode looks at social inclusion through the democratisation of finance.

Series Eleven, Episode Five – Insights, Intelligence and Innovation: The data and science of diversity

This episode discusses diversity and inclusion through data, leadership, insights and bias-free scientific intelligence.

Series Eleven, Episode Four: Pathways to Progression through Socio-Economic Inclusion

Yasmine Chinwala, a partner at capital markets think tank New Financial and Chris Woolard, Financial Services Partner at EY and Chair of its Global Financial Services Regulation Network

Series Eleven, Episode Three: Trans inclusion and Belonging: From the Bathroom to the Boardroom

Celia Daniels, Chief Programmes Officer for Trans Can Work and Meaghan Crockett, Life Event Services consultant at Bank of America.

Series Eleven, Episode Two: The Perspectives of Discrimination and Representation

This in-depth discussion focuses on the rise of the #StopAsianHate campaign and the United States Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, when President Biden signed the bipartisan Covid-19 hate crime legislation.

Series Eleven, Episode One: The importance of benchmarking, indexes and global business conduct standards

This discussion focuses on the India Work Equality Index, India’s first comprehensive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on LGBT inclusion in the workplace.

Series Ten, Episode Six: Representation and Recognition of the ‘Model Minority’

Millie Gillon, Global Head of Client Experience, MD Retail Banking, Standard Chartered and Sun-Hee Park, International Capital Markets lawyer and founder of the East Asian Lawyers Organisation.

Series Ten, Episode Five: The Competitive Advantage of Social Mobility

In this wide ranging discussion we discuss the importance of prioritising the recruitment, selection and promotion of alternative talent – particularly in tech – as key to navigating challenging times and rebuilding the economy.

Series Ten, Episode Four: The Changing Shape of Female and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

This discussion sets out priorities when building back businesses in 2021, considers key steps to gender parity and explores the impact of Covid-19 on the female workforce.

Series Ten, Episode Three: The Corporatisation of PRIDE

Dr Daniel Conway, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, and Jack Guest, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Global Wealth & Personal Banking at HSBC.

Series Ten, Episode Two: Changing the Race Ratio

With Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Dr Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge Business School

Series Nine, Episode Seven – Build Back Better: The requirement for resilience

With Mitesh Sheth, Chief Executive Officer of Redington and Jayne Styles, co-lead of the Diversity Project’s Ambassador Programme

Series Nine, Episode Six: LGBTQ+ Identity, Intersectionality and Inclusion

With Arlene McDermott, co-chair of the London Stock Exchange Group Proud network and Ethan Salathiel, coach, consultant, programme leader and entrepreneur

Series Nine, Episode Five: Faith in the City – how wearing faith with pride and corporate religious networks can cultivate faith-friendly and inclusive organisations

With Zaki Cooper, Co-Founder of Faiths United, Wes Ilingsworth, Lead of the City Team at St. Helen’s Bishopsgate and Syra Sanghera, Analyst at Man Group and ambassador for City Sikhs and founding member of the Faiths United Youth Network.

Series Nine, Episode Two – Islamic Finance: The Principles, Potential and Imperative for Encouraging Islamic Talent

by Jon Guy, Secretary General of the Islamic Insurance Association of London and Dr Mohammed Abdel-Haq, Professor in Banking and a Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton.

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

Rosemary Frazer, Disability Equality and Inclusion Consultant and Louise Newby, Director of Three Eggs Mental Health Training.

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

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.

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

Georgina Philippou, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Executive Committee at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Series Eight: Let’s Talk About Racism – #BlackLivesMatter

Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE, Chief Executive Officer at the Austen Bronte Consultancy; Paul Monekosso Cleal OBE, Executive Director at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston University and National Citizen Service Trust and an adviser to Sainsbury’s and FA Premier League; Donna Herdsman, award winning Professional Services Executive, Mentor and Career Coach and Reggie Nelson, Graduate Analyst at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM).

Series Eight, Episode Four: People, Policy and Progress: The importance of gender equality and ethnic minority representation

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.

Series Eight, Episode Three – The Value of Introverts and Importance of Apprentices

Carol Stewart, Coach for high achieving introverted women and Rosie Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at Aspect Capital.

Series Eight, Episode Two: Disability – Challenging the Soft Bigotry of Lower Expectation

Yasmin Sheikh, Founder of Diverse Matters and James Melville-Ross, Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting

Series Eight, Episode One: Building Resilience Within Work Through Behavioural Science

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.

Podcast Mini Series: Episode Three – How to Present and Sell Over Digital Channels

Edie Lush, ex Bloomberg TV reporter, journalist, podcast host and presentation coach.

Podcast Mini Series: Episode One – Leadership In Times Of Crisis

Dr Catriona Wallace, named by the Australian Financial Review as Australia’s most influential woman in business and entrepreneurship.

Series Seven, Episode Four: Balance Beyond the Spectrum: Neurodiversity and mental health in the workplace

Dr Nancy Doyle, Chartered Psychologist and founder and CEO of Genius Within CIC and Andy Gibson, award-winning entrepreneur, author and Head Gardener of Mindapples.

Series Seven, Episode Three: Transformation vs Innovation – The future and the female global workforce

Claire Calmejane, Group Chief Innovation Officer for Societe Generale, and Gemma Young, Founder of the DiversiTech Hub and Women of FinTech.

Series Seven, Episode Two: Coming Out and Staying Visible

BBC presenter Jane Hill and partnership and sponsorship consultant Polly Shute discuss the lack of visibility of gay women in society.

Series Seven, Episode One – Let’s Talk About Race – #TalkAboutBlack

Gavin Lewis, Managing Director at BlackRock and co-creator of The Diversity Project’s #TalkAboutBlack initiative. Gavin’s insights are further supported by advice from Raphael Mokades, Founder and Managing Director of Rare Recruitment.

Series Six, Episode Seven: Tales from a female AI entrepreneur, capital raising, data bias, the ‘heroine’s journey’ and practical ways men can support

Dr Catriona Wallace, a leading authority in artificial intelligence and Founder & Executive Director of fintech firm Flamingo.AI, the second only woman-led businesses ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Series Six, Episode Six: Rising to the diversity recruitment challenge

Jackie Kallman, Head of Payments Industry and Engagement at ANZ, Deanne Keetelaar, General Manager of Payments & Financial Services, Product & innovation for Australia Post, and Felicity Blake, responsible for ACI’s New Zealand client portfolio.

Series Six, Episode Five – Digital Resilience, Regulation and Risk – Financial education and the regulation of financial services

Lee Willows, Founder and CEO of Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), and Gavin Stewart, Associate Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Series Six, Episode Three: Looking back at legislative change and facing forward into the digital universe

Recorded at the House of Lords, Lord Hayward of Cumnor and Trevor Phillips OBE

Series Six, Episode Two: The voices of new and rising talent – Recorded live at Sibos 2019

Recorded live on ‘Talent Thursday’ at the 2019 global Sibos conference in London, we were joined by Oxford University PhD Student Kristina Kämpfer, outlining the findings of her diversity research paper, sponsored by the SWIFT Institute. Erin Thornton, Coordinator of the SWIFT Diversity and Inclusion Network and the Sibos STAR Scholarship Programme, explains the importance of sponsoring rising female talent and Julia talks to Carmen Arias González, Laurissa Wiitala and Ibiyemi Okuneye of the cohort.

Series Six, Episode One: Creating space for complete inclusion

Pips Bunce, Head of Global Markets, Technology, Core Engineering Strategic Programmes at Credit Suisse and Ed Thompson, founder and CEO of Uptimize explore neurodiversity and LGBTQI inclusion.

Series Five, Episode Six: Recruitment through the lens of Social mobility and Returners

Dominie Moss, Founder of the Return Hub, and Reggie Nelson from Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM)

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

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

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

Series Five, Episode One: Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today … and tomorrow?

Our guests on this podcast are:
Ben Brabyn CEO of Level39// Tom Bull, Head of Fintech at EY //
Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance //
Husayn Kassai, CEO of Onfido //
Karen Rudich, CEO and Founder of FireDrake //
Tim Levene, CEO of Augmentum // Alison Rose, Deputy CEO of NatWest Holdings and CEO, Commercial & Private Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland //
Adam Toms, CEO Europe, OpenFin

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

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

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)

Series Four, Episode Six: The Commercial Impact of Diversity

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

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

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

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

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

Series Four, Episode Two: Harnessing the Power of Intersectionality (Recorded Live)

Recorded live at the Women in Payments USA 2019 Symposium in Washington on 5th February 2019. Our host Julia Streets was joined by Jan Estep, President and CEO of NACHA, Linda Quaranto, Consulting Managing Director of Deloitte, and Randall Tucker, Chief Inclusion Officer of Mastercard

Series Three, Episode Eleven: Intersectionality and building a pipeline of diverse talent

Mariam Jimoh, Founder & Director of Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network (WCAN), and Alex Odwell, Managing Director of Referment

Series Three Episode Ten: Diversity of Age and Data-Driven D&I

Tiina Likki, Principal Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team, and Peter Randall, President of SETL

Series Three, Episode Nine: Inclusivity in tech and intersectionality in the workplace

Abadesi Osunsade, founder of Hustle Crew and NonTechTech, and Pippa Dale, Head of Fixed Income Roadshows at BNP Paribas and Founding member of LBWomen.org

Series Three, Episode Eight: Changing organisational mindsets and the advancement of talent from ethnic groups

Paul Cleal, Vice Chair of Kingston University and board member and/or advisor to The Premier League, National Citizen Service Trust and Sainsbury’s Foundation and James De Sausmarez, Head of Investment Trusts at Janus Henderson Investors

Series Three, Episode Seven: Diversity in AI and the challenges of removing bias

Tracey Groves, CEO and Founder of Intelligent Ethics, and Sylvia Carrasco, Founder and CEO of Goldex Technologies

Series Three, Episode Six: Diversity in Trading and The Next Generation of Senior Management

Adam Conn, Head of Trading at Baillie Gifford, and Mark Fryer, Director and board member of ABSTRACT

Series Three, Episode Five: Securing the future of financial services through improved diversity (Recorded live)

Recorded live at Sibos 2018 in Sydney,
Rae Cooper, Professor of Gender, Work and Employment Relations, Associate Dean in the University of Sydney Business School and Director of the Women Work and Leadership Research Group at the University of Sydney, Rosemary Stone, Global Head of Human Resources at SWIFT, and Sam Turner, Head of Inclusion & Diversity for the Westpac Group

Series Three, Episode Four: Diversity in Risk & Compliance, and the Quest to Eliminate Modern-day Slavery

Kimberley Cole, Head of Solution Sales at Refinitiv (Formerly Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk)

Series Three, Episode Three: From valuing diversity to valuing difference

Sally Todd, President of City Women Network (CWN), and Chris Newlands, Editor of Financial News

Series Three, Episode Two: Global institutional inclusivity and female FinTech representation

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, and Geoffrey Williams, Director/Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA at Thomson Reuters

Series Three, Episode One: D&I – Forget ‘why’ and move onto ‘how’ (Recorded live)

Recorded live at the Women in Payments Conference in Toronto in 2018.

Rania Llewellyn, Executive Vice President of Global Business Payments, Suzan Denoncourt, Managing Director of Ingenico Group Canada, and Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director of Catalyst’s operations in Canada.

Series Two, Episode Thirteen: Innovation and Inclusion

Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE, and Claire Harvey MBE, Chief Executive of Diversity Role Models

Series Two, Episode Twelve: Intersectionality between Banking and Entrepreneurship

Andy Lee, Strategic Lead for Diversity in Business for The Royal Bank of Scotland & NatWest Business Banking, and Bizhan Tong, overseeing Client Experience within Barclays Private Bank and Overseas Services

Series Two, Episode Eleven: Faith and Ethnicity in the Workplace

Anu Adebajo, Investment Manager at British Business Bank, and Shafi Musaddique, Reporter at CNBC, discuss intersectionality

Series Two, Episode Ten: Driving D&I on the Investment Floor

Bhavini ‘Bev’ Shah, Founder and CEO of City Hive, and Justin Onuekwusi, Multi Asset Fund Manager at Legal & General Investment Management

Series Two Episode Nine: Calling Time on Inequality

Liz Lumley, Steering Committee Member at FinTechTECHTalents18, Founder of The Collective Network and Advisory Board Member of DNXCommunity

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

Series Two, Episode Seven: Inclusivity Without Alienation

Robert Baker, Senior Partner and Global Client Director at Mercer, and Steve Brown, Director of Empiric and Group Director of Tourstan Group

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

Series Two, Episode Five: Driving National, Regional and Local Change

Jazz Bhogal is Deputy Director for Civil Service D&I and Rosa Morgan-Baker, Head of Partnerships at The Brokerage

Series Two, Episode Four: Harnessing the commercial value of gender and millennial intelligence

Barbara Annis, CEO of Gender Intelligence Group and Dr Eliza Filby, broadcaster and millennial expert

Series Two, Episode Three: Ethnicity in Diversity – We need to talk about race (Recorded live)

Live at the Women of the Square Mile event in London, 2018. 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

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

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

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

Series One, Episode Six: The Road to Gender and BAME Parity

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