Fernando Serpa: Employee Resource Groups: Awards, Communities & Evolution

Today I’m speaking with Fernando Serpa. Fernando is the Executive Director of the Association of ERG and Diversity Councils. He has over 20 years of experience in Diversity & Inclusion and has worked at several high profile organisations including The White House and the US Department of Justice. I was recently in Orlando, Florida at the ERG & Diversity & …

Why Diversity Matters: A Review of “The McKinsey Report”

Today, I want to talk about the McKinsey Report:  Why Diversity Matters In my opinion, this is one of the most cited sources that is used to justify the business case for diversity in organisations, when I say that I mean people generally use this report as evidence to support their argument when claiming that diversity is good for business, …

Michael Collins: Managing Inclusion in one of the Most Diverse Cities in the World

Today I’m speaking with Michael Collins. Michael is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for New York City Transit, the organisation that runs the New York Subway. He has over 30 years of experience working in US Corporations, his previous employers include American Express, CUNY and American Airlines As the Diversity & Inclusion leader for a diverse organisation in one …

Jennifer Brown: Inclusion, Allies & The Will to Change

Today I’m speaking with Jennifer Brown. Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, she is one of the worlds leading experts on employee resource groups and has written several influential white papers that have been important to the development of knowledge and research regarding employee resource groups. Jennifer is also the author of Inclusion: Diversity, The New …

Justine Lutterodt: Synchronous Leadership, Ethics & Bridging

Today I’m speaking with Justine Lutterodt. Justine is a leadership consultant and Founder of the Centre for Synchronous Leadership, she has over 15 years of experience working as a Management Consultant and she is involved with several inclusion related initiatives including the UK Diversity Legal Awards and Workplace Gender Equality Awards Justine’s focus is on innovative and ethical leadership and …

Cynthia Davis: BAME Recruitment & Challenges in the Workplace

Today I’m speaking with Cynthia Davis. Cynthia is the founder and CEO of BAME Recruitment. She has over 18 years of experience working with organisations that include BT, Carphone Warehouse and ITV. Cynthia has also won multiple awards including being named a Rising Star by We are the City. Cynthia understands the challenges of underrepresented groups within the workplace regarding …

Are Employee Resource Groups Passé?

This is a special episode of the podcast because I want to explore the views of people who don’t agree with employee resource groups. Specifically I want to discuss the recent decision by professional services firm Deloitte to phase out their employee resource groups as part of their efforts to become more inclusive. I normally avoid discussing news stories in …

Stephen Frost: How the London 2012 Olympics Made a Big Deal Out of Diversity

In this episode I’m speaking with Stephen Frost. Stephen is a globally recognised Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Expert and the founder of Frost Included. Stephen was the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 and is the author of two books, the Inclusion Imperative and Inclusive Talent Management. Stephen has a wealth of …

Roianne Nedd: The Trusted Black Girl

In this episode I’m speaking with Roianne Nedd. Roianne is the Head of Programmes & Research at OUTstanding & EMpower, an Amplifier of women’s voices and the author of The Cracked Cocoon. I met Roianne at the annual event for EMpower’s List of the 100 most influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders. We spoke about so many things that …

Leyla Okhai: Diverse Minds, Mental Wellbeing & The Workplace

In this episode I’m speaking with Leyla Okhai. Leyla is the founder and CEO of Diverse Minds. Leyla is the co-author of an important study on neurodiversity in the workplace and has over 14 years experience implementing diversity, inclusion and equality practices. Leyla introduced me to the term neurodiversity, she has a rich and varied understanding of what this means …