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DiverCity Podcast

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  • S3 11 - Intersectionality and building a pipeline of diverse talent
    S3 11 - Intersectionality and building a pipeline of diverse talent
    Julia Streets Recorded: Dec 12 2018 28 mins
    In the final episode of Series Three, Mariam Jimoh, Founder & Director of Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network (WCAN), and Alex Odwell, Managing Director of Referment, discuss why being a D&I pioneer gives firms a competitive advantage, eliminating recruiters’ subconscious bias, creative ways to test job candidates, intersectionality, the shortcomings of a ‘one size fits all’ approach, encouraging diverse talent to apply for roles, and the power of including networks in the recruitment process.
  • S3 10 - Diversity of Age and Data-Driven D&I
    S3 10 - Diversity of Age and Data-Driven D&I
    Julia Streets Recorded: Dec 5 2018 34 mins
    Tiina Likki, Principal Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team, and Peter Randall, President of SETL, discuss D&I through the lens of behavioural science, why some D&I initiatives aren’t generating results, why presenteeism is overrated, the importance of the returnee talent pool, using data to drive organisational change, ways to evaluate the impact of diversity, and the importance of pacing yourself, understanding own limitations and learning from history.
  • S3 09 - Inclusivity in tech and intersectionality in the workplace
    S3 09 - Inclusivity in tech and intersectionality in the workplace
    Julia Streets Recorded: Nov 28 2018 30 mins
    Abadesi Osunsade, founder of Hustle Crew and NonTechTech, and Pippa Dale, Head of Fixed Income Roadshows at BNP Paribas, discuss ways to make tech more inclusive, the importance of focusing on intersectionality, the power of digital networks, the value of the OUTDirectory, holding companies accountable to greater social values, and expanding gender pay gap reporting across the board.
  • S3 08 - Changing organisational mindsets and the advancement of diverse talent
    S3 08 - Changing organisational mindsets and the advancement of diverse talent
    Julia Streets Recorded: Nov 21 2018 29 mins
    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, discuss changing the many false perceptions of working in the City. How can organisations facilitate the advancement of BAME employees and use their recruitment data to attract more diverse talent? Why the ‘safe’ choice isn’t always best and the importance of role models and mentors. How do changing incentives drive greater D&I and increase focus on helping middle management layers to change, and what benefit do placements and internships offer to shift more entrenched mindsets?
  • S3 07 - Diversity in AI and the challenges of removing bias
    S3 07 - Diversity in AI and the challenges of removing bias
    Julia Streets Recorded: Nov 14 2018 31 mins
    Tracey Groves, CEO and Founder of Intelligent Ethics, and Sylvia Carrasco, Founder and CEO of Goldex Technologies, discuss the importance of collective accountability in organisations, creating an ethical business in an unregulated market, inclusive recruitment and advertising, how AI systems are being designed, developed, implemented, measured and assessed to drive the right outcomes, the importance of ensuring that human biases aren’t embedded into AI, and the role of governments and schools in educating citizens and future generations about these new, powerful technologies.
  • S3 06 - Diversity in Trading and The Next Generation of Senior Management
    S3 06 - Diversity in Trading and The Next Generation of Senior Management
    Julia Streets Recorded: Nov 7 2018 28 mins
    Adam Conn, Head of Trading at Baillie Gifford, and Mark Fryer, Director and board member of ABSTRACT, discuss improving diversity on trading floors, supporting the next generation of senior talent, accelerating the pace of change at board level, creating inclusive organisations, how flexible working can improve employee retention, why firms with rigid recruitment processes may be missing out, and why we must improve perceptions of financial services in order to attract people from outside the industry.
  • S3 05 - Securing the future of financial services through improved diversity
    S3 05 - Securing the future of financial services through improved diversity
    Julia Streets Recorded: Oct 31 2018 28 mins
    This episode was recorded live at Sibos 2018 in Sydney, on Monday 22nd October 2018, as part of The Swift Institute’s 'Bridging the gap between academia and the financial industry' programme. Our host Julia Streets was joined by 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. Topics discussed included the war on talent in financial services, neurodiversity, creating more inclusive teams and leaders, financial incentives around D&I, intersectionality, managing potential backlash, retraining and reskilling in response to industry demand, the importance of changing corporate policies, and how younger generations are paving the way for true equality.
  • S3 04 - Diversity in Risk & Compliance, and Eliminating Modern-day Slavery
    S3 04 - Diversity in Risk & Compliance, and Eliminating Modern-day Slavery
    Julia Streets Recorded: Oct 24 2018 31 mins
    Kimberley Cole, Head of Solution Sales at Refinitiv (Formerly Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk), discusses the rising number of women in Governance, Risk and Compliance, the importance of mentorship, collaboration and role models, how regulators themselves are starting to create more diverse teams, the need to attract younger talent, the enormity of the challenge of addressing modern-day slavery and human trafficking, and the steps financial institutions and their clients can take to help combat the problem.
  • 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.

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