Events

In 2020 we ran 13 online Facilitated Dialogues. These were deep-dive events that helped D&I professionals in particular navigate more effectively the changing world each person found themselves in.

For 2021, with continuing uncertainty, we have designed a new series of dialogue events, each focused on a particular aspect of inclusion and diversity. We're inviting expert speakers to share with us their experience and then inviting delegates to join in a dialogue to delve more deeply into the topic.

It's a kind of keynote followed by an interactive process.

We have much we can learn from each other when it comes to preparing the way forward. Take a look at topics, speakers and details of each monthly event below.

Design for Inclusion

Guest speaker:

Suzie Lewis

Thursday, February 18, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online
The benefits have been defined, explained and proven. It's time to take the actions necessary to reap these benefits. So how do you design your organisation for inclusion? Suzie Lewis, CEO of Transform for Value gives us a roadmap.

We will be exploring what a system designed for inclusion looks and feels like and what the foundational elements are.

What does it take to deliberately nudge the organisational culture, processes and ways of working to create a more inclusive environment, more inclusive leadership and what can this mean for the employee experience, their wellbeing as well as business performance?

Join us to find out!

We've interviewed Suzie Lewis and you can read it here.

Optimising for Inclusion - the LGBT+ Lens

Guest speaker:

Hephzi Pemberton

Thursday, March 18, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online
An LGBT+ lens is a new frontier for many businesses. As a core part of social sustainability and critically, a lens to measure effective inclusion within companies, it provides significant value creation opportunities for multiple industries.

Hephzi Pemberton, the founder of Equality Group, an inclusion and diversity specialist will be presenting on how an LGBT+ lens is essential for optimising inclusion within business.

Equality Group has conducted a global research study with three partner organisations examining the development and adoption of an LGBT+ lens by investment professionals in their firms and across their investment decisions and active ownership frameworks.

The study’s retail survey component concludes that the LGBT+ community (with US$23 trillion of estimated household wealth) and its allies are seeking more thought-leadership and values-driven management from businesses and the investment sector. Meanwhile, the study’s survey among investment professionals reveals a startling lack of understanding and deployment of LGBT+ related sustainability considerations in their investment products and frameworks.

Hephzi will explain how a focus on LGBT+ requires brave and bold leadership, as well as role models who will spearhead the conversation. Twenty years after its introduction, a focus on Gender has been adopted by many firms and the value it brings is increasingly realised. The same will happen with LGBT+. Early adopters will reap the benefits and lead the way on social sustainability. Where there are challenges around quality data and metrics, those first movers will innovate and activate to fill the gaps. What once seemed impossible with a Gender Lens, became more than possible, it became essential. The same will happen with an LGBT+ Lens. Those firms who drive for more inclusion, equity and diversity will chart a path that others will have to follow. The new frontier belongs to those who choose to act now.

Conscious Inclusion - Why Leading Collaboratively is so Difficult

Guest speaker:

Fiona Hathorn

Sunday, April 18, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online
Many new books talk about the new ways of leading inclusively. Fiona Hathorn, CEO of Women on Boards shows why this is not as easy as it may sound, and how Conscious Inclusion is so important

Eventbrite link will be activated in March

What are you saying behind her back?

Guest speaker:

Stacy Moore

Thursday, May 20, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online
What we need to understand about a woman’s psychological journey of having a child and returning to work.

Language: Why it Matters to You, and Why it Matters to Me

Guest speaker:

Joanne Lockwood

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online

The decline of an Alpha-Male Industry

Guest speaker:

Stephen Whitton

Thursday, August 19, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online

Eventbrite link will be activated early June

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