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DiverCity Podcast

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  • S3 03 - From valuing diversity to valuing difference
    S3 03 - From valuing diversity to valuing difference Julia Streets Recorded: Oct 17 2018 30 mins
    Sally Todd, President of City Women Network (CWN), and Chris Newlands, Editor of Financial News, discuss ways to improve the diversity balance in business, The #MeToo Movement, addressing pipeline dynamics, increased media and reader appetite for D&I-related stories, the reluctance of some organisations to implement change, flexible/agile working, how regulations are driving cultural change and increasing D&I in the world of journalism.
  • S3 02 - Global institutional inclusivity and female FinTech representation
    S3 02 - Global institutional inclusivity and female FinTech representation Julia Streets Recorded: Oct 10 2018 29 mins
    Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, and Geoffrey Williams, Director/Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA at Thomson Reuters, discuss Innovate Finance’s Diversity initiative, how the FinTech sector can attract more female talent, creating more inclusive organisations, attracting talent from all walks of life, the importance of real-time feedback, managing change, the need for more role models, the importance of speaking to young children about their career options, and how men are driving organisations to incorporate flexible working.
  • S3 01 - D&I - Forget ‘why’ and move onto ‘how’ (Recorded live)
    S3 01 - D&I - Forget ‘why’ and move onto ‘how’ (Recorded live) Julia Streets Recorded: Oct 3 2018 29 mins
    This episode was recorded live at the Women of the Payments Conference in Toronto on Thursday 27th September, 2018. Our host Julia Streets was joined by: 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. Topics discussed included: how to make D&I a business imperative, why diversity is not a zero sum game, the existence of conscious biases, the importance of hard metrics and accountability, whether some organisations are overcomplicating the problem, and reasons to be optimistic about the future.
  • S2 13 - Innovation and Inclusion
    S2 13 - Innovation and Inclusion Julia Streets Recorded: Aug 1 2018 32 mins
    Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE, and Claire Harvey MBE, Chief Executive of Diversity Role Models, discuss why inclusion is the bedrock of innovation, the need to seek out and embrace often overlooked disabled talent, the impact of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), how to incentivise and reward behaviours that drive greater D&I, tackling the awkwardness of disability language, and why greater accessibility will drive employment figures for those with disabilities.
  • Transforming the Talent Pool in Financial Services
    Transforming the Talent Pool in Financial Services Julia Streets (DiverCity Podcast), Alex Odwell (Referment), Rosa Morgan-Baker (The Brokerage), Steve Brown (Empiric) Recorded: Jul 19 2018 62 mins
    There is a clear appetite for driving greater diversity through the recruitment process, but there is also a concern that recruiters continue to look in the same place. On this webcast we explore the subject by inviting guests who are thinking very differently about how to expand that pool of talent.
  • S2 12 - Intersectionality between Banking and Entrepreneurship
    S2 12 - Intersectionality between Banking and Entrepreneurship Julia Streets Recorded: Jul 11 2018 36 mins
    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, discuss why individuals from ethnic minorities, immigrants, women and young people are starting more businesses than ever before, the importance of supporting female talent at middle management level, the shared learning between banks and entrepreneurs, the power of interconnectivity between different networks and using the medium of film to enact social change.
  • S2 11 - Faith and Ethnicity in the Workplace
    S2 11 - Faith and Ethnicity in the Workplace Julia Streets Recorded: Jun 27 2018 40 mins
    Anu Adebajo, Investment Manager at British Business Bank, and Shafi Musaddique, Reporter at CNBC, discuss intersectionality, ethnic pay gaps, diversity in the investment industry, why we must go beyond target-led initiatives, the Rooney Rule and other lessons from the US, the importance of driving more flexible working practices, the challenges of integrating faith and business, and whether the financial services industry needs to refresh its image to create and attract greater diversity.
  • S2 10 - Driving D&I on the Investment Floor
    S2 10 - Driving D&I on the Investment Floor Julia Streets Recorded: Jun 13 2018 33 mins
    Bhavini ‘Bev’ Shah, Founder and CEO of City Hive, and Justin Onuekwusi, Multi Asset Fund Manager at Legal & General Investment Management, discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Asset Management Industry. Areas discussed in this episode include: the under-representation of ethnic minorities at senior levels, the importance of cognitive diversity and recruiting people with different backgrounds, why business models need to change to incorporate diversity, how the asset management industry can attract more graduates and appeal to younger clients, the sensitivities around talking about race in the workplace, and why we may need to re-examine terms like ‘BAME’.
  • S2 09 - Calling Time on Inequality
    S2 09 - Calling Time on Inequality Julia Streets Recorded: May 30 2018 28 mins
    Liz Lumley, Steering Committee Member at FinTechTECHTalents18, Founder of The Collective Network and Advisory Board Member of DNXCommunity, discusses how fintechs can find more diverse talent, the barriers facing female founders, the crucial part men must play in driving gender equality, the FinTech Parity Pledge and why raising the visibility of women and ethnic minorities is one of the most important drivers of D&I.
  • S2 08 - Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Men
    S2 08 - Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Men Julia Streets Recorded: May 16 2018 35 mins
    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, explore the question of LGBT and D&I progress from the perspective of one of the City’s oldest financial institutions, and how to accelerate the pace of change. On this podcast we take our first foray into the essential topic of mental health, offering practical advice for corporates to help employees.

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