Mon, 13 Sept|
Driving Diversity, Digitalisation and Intentional Communication
The race to ‘wokeville’ by companies to demonstrate how diverse and inclusive they are is getting hotter and hotter!
Time & Location
13 Sept 2021, 19:30 – 19:35
About the event
They are committing bigger and bigger budgets towards DE&I and social justice causes, which means many people are jumping on the diversity bandwagon flogging unfounded ‘nice to have' rather than a ‘call to’ empowerment programmes.
But how many of these initiatives support diverse talent within their company; and more importantly, diversify their supply chains?
The Driving Diversity, Digitalisation and Intentional Communication Panel Discussion aims to explore issues around: -
- How important is ‘intentional’ communication for the advancement of women into positions of leadership and authority in the workplace and business? Demystifying how companies are promoting diverse leadership to the top.
- How does a diverse talent show up in the boardroom?
- Creating solutions for companies to find and develop ‘diverse’ talent at the top.
- Tech while Black.
- Supporting staff who struggle to have a ‘voice’ in the workplace.
Our highly acclaimed and award-winning panel will be made up of:
- Mark Martin MBE Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Education Practice, New College of the Humanities. He is actively involved in the UK tech sector, supporting tech companies and promoting cultural diversity within organisations.
- Dr. Shini Somara is a mechanical engineer & fluid dynamicist turned TV presenter; Children's Book Author, Podcaster, TEDx Speaker and Mentor to MEng/PhDs at Imperial College in London. Shini is passionate about making science & technology accessible to all.
- Gillian Brooks, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing at King's College London. She trained as a sociologist, Gillian investigates core topics in consumer behaviour, social media and marketing strategy.
- Gifty Enright is the author of ‘Octopus on a Treadmill: Women, Success, Health & Happiness;’ International Speaker, Women & Workplace Well-being Expert and supports professional working mothers move from Burnout to Balance. She also provides consultancy to multinationals and is a CEO of a sports and wellbeing company.
You have to admit, this high-energy panel session has something for everyone looking for more powerful insights, tools and advice to strategise their career and business goals going forward.
It’s time leaders got real about DE&I
If companies want to see real change and create the ideal culture, they will need to work with professionals who are not afraid to disrupt; have a proven track record of doing the work and understand where the diversity gaps, goals and legacy lie. By demonstrating a higher commitment to the discipline and demonstrating greater confidence to restructure its traditional processes and systems to fully leverage its biggest asset – it’s diverse talent!
Doing the right thing means the DE&I space will mature, become more professional and demonstrate more humility in the boardroom.
So if you are ready to take your career and business to the next level, reserve your free seat here