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 …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: What Got Us Here Won’t Take Us There

This episode is a response to a number of requests that I’ve received from listeners to the show. As you can imagine I’m often having conversations Diversity & Inclusion and I’ve found myself repeating a number of messages to different audiences. And so I’ve been asked to share some of my thoughts and opinions about Diversity & Inclusion as an …

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 …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: 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 …

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 …

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 …

Gamiel Yafai: Demystifying Diversity Part 2

This is the second part of a special two part show where I speak with Gamiel Yafai. Gamiel is a 17-year veteran of the Diversity and Inclusion industry and the author of two books: Yemen Proud and Demystifying Diversity. Gamiel is an award winning Diversity & Inclusion Strategist with a wealth of knowledge, I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with him so that he could …

Dr Richard Norrie: Understanding the Two Sides of Diversity

In this episode I am speaking with Dr Richard Norrie. Richard is a researcher at leading independent think tank Policy Exchange and the author of the “Two Sides of Diversity” report and the co-author of the influential “Bittersweet Success” report Richard investigates immigration, integration and demography in society, these are topical subjects and I was excited to speak with him …

Melanie Richards: How a Happy Coincidence helped the 30 Per Cent Club to change the Diversity Conversation in the UK

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Melanie Richards. Melanie is the Vice Chair and Partner at KPMG in the UK and a Founder Member of the 30 Per Cent Club Steering Committee. Melanie has been described as one of the most prominent activists for gender equality in UK business, so I was thrilled to speak with her so that …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Welcome to the Resource Groups Podcast

In February 2017 I completed my PhD at the London School of Economics. The defining characteristic of a PhD is to make a contribution to knowledge. You have to create something new, add something important to human understanding. In my PhD I made theoretical and practical contributions that are useful to organisations like yours. I created this podcast to make …