Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Identity Work & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk about one an interesting concept that is at the heart of why individuals both seek out and avoid employee resource groups. I want to talk about identity work. Once we go through it, you’re going to realise that it’s something that everyone does but in this episode it will become clear that some people have …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: 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, …

Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE: The Incredible Power of Staff Networks

Today I’m speaking with Cherron Inko Tariah MBE. Cherron is one of the UK’s leading expert on staff networks, she is the author of The Incredible Power of Staff Networks and the creator of the National Day of Staff Networks. Cherron is one of the few people I’ve encountered in the UK who is focused exclusively on employee resource groups …

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 …

Olivier Vidal: Fair Hiring, Diversity & Inclusion

In this episode I’m speaking with Olivier Vidal, Olivier runs the Fair Hiring Project, he is a veteran of the recruitment industry and describes himself as an Entrepreneurial Socialist. Olivier and I met a number of months back as part of his attempts to have “a meaningful impact on the inclusion of diversity in corporate hiring & talent management”. Olivier …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Episode 10 The Journey So Far

This is the 10th episode of the podcast, this is a mini milestone for me so in todays show I’m going to discuss several things including: The journey I’m experiencing as part of the podcast The 3 primary roles of the podcast My vision and much much more. Here’s some of what I share in the show: The quality of …

Antoinette Boateng: Why Authenticity Matters for Diversity & Inclusion

In this episode I’m speaking with Antoinette Boateng. Antoinette is a Global Inclusion Specialist and a 15-year veteran of the “people” space. Antoinette’s experience includes Talent Management, Engagement & Policy. Antoinette has been responsible for not only starting a number of resource groups but she’s also had to manage and influence multiple resource groups, their sponsors and the people who …

Huw Evans: Diversity in Insurance: Front and Centre

This is the third and final part of a special three part series based around the launch of ICAN, the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network. This is a group that promotes multicultural inclusion and progression within the insurance sector. Today I’m speaking with Huw Evans, Huw is the Director General of the Association of British Insurers (ABI). Huw has a background …

Rose St Louis: Managing an Inclusive Journey

This is the second of a special three part series based around the launch of ICAN, the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network. This is a group that promotes multicultural inclusion and progression within the insurance sector. Today I’m speaking with Rose St Louis, Rose is Head of Partnership Development at Zurich Insurance UK where she also chairs their Women’s’ Innovation Network. …