DAY ONE: Tuesday 19th October 2021
If you have a burning desire to sharpen your company’s D&I practices and increase opportunities for all, today’s presentations and panels are here to help you to determine how to ignite change and put new initiatives in place. Get hands-on advice from prominent individuals at the forefront of their professions who are making a real difference on the ground and join our evening networking meetup to connect with speakers and your fellow attendees.
Introduction by INCLUSION 2021’s Event Director
Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley is a true workplace revolutionary, having founded a software firm in the 1960s, challenging sexual discrimination, employment law and social convention, and pioneering flexible work options for women. Dame Stephanie, who founded ‘Autistica’ – Diversity Network’s lead charity partner for INCLUSION 2021 – is now a venture philanthropist, devoting her time to supporting strategic projects in the field of autism.
In this inspirational opening keynote, Dame Stephanie will share:
Recent discoveries in neuroscience provide new insights into the power of inclusion and the devastating effects of exclusion on people and teams. In this session, we will explore the latest research on belonging, inclusion, workplace bullying, bias, and microaggressions. We’ll look at the relationship between long-term exclusion and committing violence to self or others. We’ll focus on six strategies for moving people to action.
Dr Andreatta uses her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to create groundbreaking solutions for today’s workplace challenges. Britt is the former Chief Learning Officer for Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning).
Sharing how Roche developed and implemented a fully integrated and holistic diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy.
Detailing the process, the challenges, the successes and the impact of the strategy within the organisation as well as the wider communities.
There is a great deal of research showing the benefits of diversity in companies. A 2017 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study identified diversity as a key driver of innovation, finding that diverse teams produce 19% more revenue. Results showed that these companies develop more relevant products because they are more in tune with the customer’s changing needs. Our panel of expert D&I practitioners share:
Come and explore our online interactive Diversity & Inclusion exhibition with prizes on offer for all those who make it round all the stands!
In a recent study of more than 100 workplaces, inclusion of people with disabilities was voted the diversity area that required the greatest improvement within the organisation, despite the fact that numerous studies have shown businesses have as much to gain as employees from attracting more workers with disabilities.
Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” as the #1 song of all time. This is a timely headline that signals how important our work is today. However, in practice, respect is complicated and culturally loaded. It means different things to different people, and it manifests in a multitude of behaviors and gestures.
Why is that? How does this apply to your inclusion efforts? How do you show respect to people in a way that works for them? Join us for a jolt of insight into respect and its power to bring people together.
According to both quantitative and qualitative data, working Black people still face obstacles to advancement that other ethnic minorities and white people don’t. They are less likely than their white peers to be hired, developed, and promoted. In addition their lived experience at work is demonstrably worse even than that of other people of colour.
Conscious inclusion is the number one strategic objective for McCann Worldgroup, one of the world’s 4 biggest advertising agencies.
Recognising the value of a globally integrated community, their D, I & B focus centres around a ‘Day for Meaning’ – a whole day of reflection, every year, dedicated to learning, discussing and deciding which local actions to take forward and make a difference to the lives of their employees and the communities around them.
Join us as they share the story of how they activated this on a global scale across 45 countries and 100 locations. The aim: to address challenges, bias, themes and opportunities to be a more diverse and inclusive organisation now, and in the years to come.
An excellent opportunity to make new connections with a host of professionals who are passionate about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Come and network with our fantastic, energised speaker line-up, and meet other professionals who are committed to bringing about real change, sharing their implementation strategies too.