DAY THREE: Thursday 21st October 2021
Day Three includes Workshops, Discussions, Interviews and Interactive Networking throughout the day, providing key resources, tools, strategies and skills to turn D&I ideas into action.
Join us as we exploring the intersection of culture and inclusion in the workplace at the start of the ‘new normal’.
Sathya Bala (She/Her), Founder of My Skin My Story, will share why and how she started a cross-industry community for women of colour to connect, empower and elevate each other, and the impact this has on women of colour at work and beyond.
Aaron Morgan shares how Team BRIT have used technology to make racing accessible to all, how these made him feel included and valued, and how he was able to realise his dream to drive a formula car a reality.
This afternoon will include a wide range of workshops and meetups, on diverse topics such as Transgender at Work, Inclusive Workplace Design, Unconscious Bias Training and more. A great place to unite those with common aims, bringing them together on the INCLUSION 2021 platform to meet, explore new ideas and make new connections in a constructive environment.
1:00pm BST (90 mins)
WORKSHOP A: How to Tackle Unconscious Bias
The aim of this workshop is to discuss the why unconscious bias needs to be addressed by organisations that are looking to implement effective D&I strategies. Additionally, we will discuss the barriers that employers face when dealing with unconscious bias, as well as specific actions that can be taken in the short, medium, and long term to both measure attitudinal changes within their organizations and identify the opportunities to drive the diversity conversation in the workplace.
Hosted by Biasproof.
2:30pm BST (60 mins)
WORKSHOP B: How To Be A LGBTQ+ Champion
At this workshop, discover how you can be a better ally and champion for the LGBTQ+ community in your organisation.
Dennis Velco is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is a social impact entrepreneur focusing on LGBTQ issues, empowerment, and enablement. In a volunteer role, he launched one of the first LGBTQ professional networking groups on LinkedIn which remains the largest as of Jan 2021 with over 46.5 thousand global members. The LinkedIn group is now branded as OutBüro. In March 2020, Dennis launched OutBüro (www.OutBuro.com) as a robust LGBTQ online community platform focused on professionals of all levels and entrepreneurs.
Hosted by Dennis Velco, Chief Queer Officer, OutBüro
4:00pm BST (60 mins)
WORKSHOP C: Making the Most of your Female Workforce
Hosted by Beverley Akufo-Addo, Confidence and Creativity Coach, Vybe365