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Diversity & Inclusion Conference

An effective diversity and inclusion strategy goes far beyond just legal compliance. Increasingly, employers recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion in recruiting and retaining the skills and talent they need, which adds substantial value to an organisation and contributes to employee wellbeing and engagement.

  • Employee Engagement Conference
  • Victoria Park Plaza, London
  • Thursday 7th July 2023
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It’s Crucial an Inclusive Workplace Culture is Created

Research has proven that an inclusive environment, where everyone feels able to participate and their contribution is recognised, helps employees achieve their potential as well as the development of new ideas, products, services, discovering new opportunities and both growing market share and expanding ones customer base.

It’s crucial an inclusive workplace culture is created where everyone feels valued, respected and as an individual within their organisation. When employees feel they empowered, respected and that they have a voice, they in turn feel trusted with a sense of belonging. A recent McKinsey & Company report highlights how important this is, as they report that companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams are 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability.

Join us on 7th July for a day of case studies, fireside chats and panel discussions from trailblazers in the industry who are eager to share their top tips for creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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Key facts

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ONE-DAY EVENT
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30 EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATIONS
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ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS
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CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS
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NETWORK WITH PEERS
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1-2-1 MEETINGS

WHAT TO EXPECT

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TOPIC STREAMS

Shifting Organisational Culture, Climate and Values
Shaping Workplace Culture & Inclusion
Addressing Power, Privilege and Equity in Your Organisation
Power of Analytics to Transform the Future Workplace
Culture, Belonging, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Building Inclusive Organisations
Generational Diversity
Removing Bias from Recruitment
Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown

Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs CEO
Currently the CEO of Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs Cathy has wide ranging experience across the public, private and third sectors in raising awareness and providing practical guidance to organisations looking to improve employee engagement through many different business models. With a background in delivering strategic transformation programmes for a FTSE 100 company, she recognises the importance of values, good management, authentic leadership and the ability to listen in creating environments where people can bring the best of themselves to work every day. Cathy engages and energises audiences around business change, leadership and innovation. She passionately believes that helping people find a better way to work can make a big difference to people’s lives, their organisations and ultimately to the country
“One of the best events i have been to, great speakers, atmosphere, content/mind share - really enjoyed it and will be there next year. Keep me informed of future events.”
Attendee, AT&T
“Thought I'd drop you an email to say how much i enjoyed the Forum. A really great line up and mixture of speakers and applied case studies. From speaking with other attendees I think they would definitely echo my praise here.”
Attendee, John Lewis
“Case studies were fantastic and the industry reports are extremely useful for that wider view of insight we're not so exposed to within our every-day roles.”
Attendee, HSBC Plc

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9:00 - 9:10 Opening Keynotes
Host Welcome
Speaker:
 Cathy Brown Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs
9:10 - 09:35 Fireside Chat
The Critical Success Factors in Delivering a Successful DEI Agenda: A Fireside Chat With Deboleena Dasgupta, Global Lead - Talent, DEI & Culture at HSBC

Speaker:

Deboleena Dasgupta 

HSBC

09:35 - 10:00 Presentation
Direct Line Group Case Study: a Holistic Approach to Diversity and Inclusion

Direct Line Group have transformed their approach to diversity and inclusion with a holistic agenda that’s focused on building a diverse workforce, creating an inclusive workplace and making an impact in the marketplace. In this session you’ll hear about the journey they’ve been on: the approach they took, the results they’ve achieved and how they’ve harnessed the power of data, grown inclusivity skills and transformed their employee networks – with practical learnings that you can take away.


Speaker:

Raj Morjaria 

Direct Line Group

10:00 - 10:25 Fireside Chat
The Importance of Diversity as a Key Performance Indicator: A Fireside Chat with Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at NHS Employers


Speaker:

Paul Deemer

NHS Employers

10:25 - 10:55 Networking Break
Coffee & Networking

Your opportunity to grab a coffee in the Expo Hall and ask our industry leaders how they can help you achieve your goals.

11:00 - 11:20 Fireside Chat
Gender Equality in Football: A Fireside Chat with Karen Dobres, Elected Director at Lewes FC


Speaker:

Karen Dobres 

Lewes FC

11:20 - 11:40 Presentation
Gender Equality & Coaching at Scale: Why Changing How Coaching is Delivered Can Move it From Being Part of the Problem to Part of the Solution

We will explore why traditional, face-to-face coaching could have been inadvertently contributing to the gender gap at work, and how coaching at scale via an app can change that. We will look at data on male and female leadership and ask ourselves why we still see an imbalance at the top of our organisations and institutions. Finally, we will explore Ezra’s data on diversity, equity and inclusion and consider how this informs how we can set up programmes to support minority and/or disadvantaged groups, and give majority groups safe spaces to explore their own relationships with diversity, equity and inclusion.


Speaker:

Dan White Ezra

11:40 - 12:00 Fireside Chat
The Importance Networks: A Fireside Chat with Daniel Sado, Recruitment Advisor & Pride Network Co-Chair at ITN


Speaker:

Daniel Sado 

ITN

10:00 - 10:05 Presentation
Less Career Path, More Crazy Paving
The story of my journey from university drop out to CEO, via an unexpected diagnosis of ADHD. Lived experience of systemic discrimination; what

Speaker:

Cathy Brown 

Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs

12:20 - 12:40 Fireside Chat
The Communication Conundrum: How DE&I and Comms Interact – A Fireside Chat with Sandy Downs, Head of DE&I at Teamspirit

Speaker:

Sandy Downs 

TeamSpirit

12:40 - 13:00 Panel Discussion
The Future of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in the Workplace

Speaker:

Daniel Sado ITN

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Sandy Downs TeamSpirit

Speaker:

Karen Dobres Lewes FC

13:00 - 14:00 Networking Break
Lunch and Networking

Your opportunity to have lunch whilst networking with our speakers, your peers and our industry leaders supporting the event.

14:00 - 14:20 Presentation
bp Case Study: Neurodiversity - Creating a Neuroinclusive Workplace

Neurodiversity (ND) is the concept of recognizing and respecting differences in how our brains are ‘wired’ just like any other human

Speaker:

Meike Bliebenicht 

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14:20 - 14:40 PRESENTATION
Girls Friendly Society: EDI – How to Make a Meaningful Start on Monday Morning

I will talk through how we as a small charity managed to launch a focus on Equity Diversion and Inclusion. This has enabled us to radically


Speaker:

Laura Sercombe GFS (Girls Friendly Society)

14:40 - 15:00 Fireside Chat
The Key Challenges in Diversity & Inclusion: A Fireside Chat with Siwan Smith, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Arup


Speaker:

Siwan Smith Arup

15:00 - 15:20 Interview
The Barriers to EDI Within a Workplace: A Fireside Chat with Neil Shah, Chief Destressing Officer at The Stress Management Society

Speaker:

Neil Shah The Stress Management Society and International Wellbeing Insights

15:20 - 15:40 Fireside Chat
Inclusive Leadership in a Hybrid World: A Fireside Chat with Steph Evans-Hill, Head of HR - Confectionery UK&I and Digital Capabilities at Nestle


Speaker:

Steph Evans-Hill Nestle

15:40 - 16:10 Networking Break
Coffee & Networking

Grab a coffee (and a delicious cake!) and catch up with those you haven’t had a chance to meet with, or continue the conversation with those

16:10 - 16:45 Panel Discussion
Ask the Experts Panel Discussion: The Secrets to Unlocking an Inclusive Culture With Wellbeing at the Heart

Ask your burning questions to our expert speakers and discover how to create a truly inclusive workplace culture.



Speaker:

Meike Bliebenicht bp

Speaker:

Steph Evans-Hill Nestle

Speaker:

Subashini M Holland & Barrett

Speaker:

 

Steve Howells Entain

16:45 - 18:00 Drinks & Networking
Post-Event Drinks & Networking

Please join us for a well-deserved drink whilst reflecting on the day’s insights.

VENUE DETAILS

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel

239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EQ – Lower Level 1

HOW TO GET HERE

Ideally located in the West End within walking distance of the Victoria London train station, the stylish Park Plaza Victoria London provides guests with a convenient transportation link to Gatwick Airport. The hotel is also close to coach, bus and Underground stations.

Enjoy proximity to the capital’s primary tourist sites, such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Theatreland and Big Ben. Business travellers can take advantage of on-site meeting facilities and an Executive Lounge.

Situated just two minutes from the Gatwick Express and National Rail service at London Victoria Station, Park Plaza gives you easy access to Central London, Gatwick Airport and the south side of England.

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