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Diverse & Inclusive Leaders Podcast by DIAL Global

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Twice weekly podcast show, conversations with inspiring thought leaders of today, unearthing their unique stories of diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Twice weekly podcast show, conversations with inspiring thought leaders of today, unearthing their unique stories of diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Twice weekly podcast show, conversations with inspiring thought leaders of today, unearthing their unique stories of diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Language:

English

Contact:

07742780157


Episodes

“I believe that mentoring creates equality of opportunity”: Herman Stewart - Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Every Child Needs a Mentor

1/14/2021
Herman Stewart Leila is joined by Herman Stewart - Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Every Child Needs a Mentor. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Herman went from playing football for Great Britain Schoolboys alongside famous players such as Paul Scholes and then later recording music to founding Every Child Needs a Mentor · How the birth of Herman’s first daughter changed both his life and his career · The impact that mentoring can have on all companies when set as a...

Duration:00:43:45

“There is good everywhere, it’s just about being able to shine a light to be able to make it possible for people to tell their stories”: David Macdonald - Director of Communications, Global Brands & Retail Pharmacy International at Walgreen Boots Alliance

1/12/2021
David Macdonald Leila is joined by David Macdonald - Director of Communications, Global Brands & Retail Pharmacy International at Walgreen Boots Alliance. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How the storytelling aspect of communications can help inspire change · How studying foreign languages helped David develop an appreciation for diversity and difference at a young age · The evolution of communications over the last 20 years · How HR and communications can interweave/overlap in...

Duration:00:35:36

"We look at methodologies that produce real results…. like blind auditions": Mark Lomas - Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at High Speed Two (HS2)

1/7/2021
Mark Lomas Leila is joined by Mark Lomas - Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at High Speed Two (HS2). IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Mark’s personal career journey to date, from growing up in Bermuda to moving to the UK as a 19-year old aspiring musician and then taking a role in the voluntary sector, which led to him working in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) · The parallels between different sectors and the power of transferable knowledge when working in EDI · How...

Duration:00:45:54

"It’s the layers that make us who we are. We all have those intersectional elements”: Marc McKenna-Coles - Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Lloyd’s of London

1/5/2021
Marc McKenna-Coles Leila is joined by Marc McKenna-Coles - Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Lloyd’s of London. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Marc went from earning a degree in theatre to working with Disney in retail/cruise lines before starting his D&I career journey in financial services · The attributes that Marc believes it takes to succeed in a D&I role · What makes D&I/culture strategic priorities · The layers of intersectionality, and what they mean when...

Duration:00:40:02

"There is something quite freeing in the Menopause”: Midge McCall - Group Head Engagement & Communications at ODEON Cinemas Group

12/29/2020
Midge McCall Leila is joined by Midge McCall - Group Head Engagement & Communications at ODEON Cinemas Group. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Midge experienced diversity in a person from a very young age thanks to her upbringing in Australia before moving to Japan and then latterly the UK, all the while reinventing her profession several times throughout her career. · What attracted Midge to working in communications and the power of authentic storytelling and communications...

Duration:00:44:08

"I think anyone who’s not having the conversation because they’re worried they’re going to say the wrong thing is someone who really needs to have the conversation”: Tom Fiennes - Commercial Sustainability Director at Britvic PLC

12/22/2020
Tom Fiennes Leila is joined by Tom Fiennes - Commercial Sustainability Director at Britvic PLC. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How his personal and professional lives have converged to help him get to where he is today, namely growing up as a straight white male before re-examining his sexuality later in life and then making a number of changes to his life in the workplace as a result · The importance of being able to express vulnerability as a leader · How allyship can make a...

Duration:00:37:44

"If you spend millions on a project and can’t see the difference it’s made, you might feel good but so what?”: Jonathan Freeman Chief Executive Officer at CareTech Foundation and Managing Director at Earlsbrook Consulting Limited

12/17/2020
Jonathan Freeman Leila is joined by Jonathan Freeman FRSA - Chief Executive Officer at CareTech Foundation and Managing Director at Earlsbrook Consulting Limited. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Jonathan’s career journey in the voluntary sector to date · Jonathan’s experience of the 1992 racial riots in Los Angeles · The exciting, powerful and unique contributions that the charity sector can make to further progressive causes which governments and companies cannot RESOURCES &...

Duration:00:47:00

"Wear your sneakers and your sequins and anything else that’s crazy and that’s you, then other people will realise that they can be themselves... And that's leadership!": Sandy Gould - VP, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Diversity & Inclusion at Verizon

12/15/2020
Sandy Gould Leila is joined by Sandy Gould - VP, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Diversity & Inclusion at Verizon Media. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Sandy’s passionate interest in comics and superheroes has influenced his career and personal philosophy (“everything is possible”) · Sandy’s career story to date, from initially training as a rabbi to starting his career in recruitment and then expanding to working in HR as well at companies such as Second Life, Disney and...

Duration:01:00:56

"Why would you exclude talent from your business? It doesn't make any business acumen sense whatsoever": Loraine Martins - Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail

12/10/2020
Loraine Martins Leila is joined by Loraine Martins - Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Loraine’s upbringing as a young black girl in London by two parents from the ‘Windrush generation’ led to her working in the voluntary sector and, latterly, diversity and inclusion · The inherent value that can be found by studying black history for yourself · Loraine’s own personal experiences of racism, and how they have strengthened her...

Duration:00:39:26

"You’re more powerful as a collective”: Katherine Robinson - Senior Business Development Manager at Boots UK and Vice Chair of Women of WBA-UK Business Resource Group

12/8/2020
Katherine Robinson Leila is joined by Katherine Robinson – Senior Business Development Manager at Boots UK and Vice Chair of Women of WBA-UK Business Resource Group. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The successes and challenges that the Women of WBA-UK Business Resource Group have had since it was first founded 18 months ago · The issues with ‘impostor syndrome’ and salary negotiation issues that women in particular can find themselves dealing with · Katherine’s tips on how to...

Duration:00:32:03

"I really hope that a legacy of Covid is an appreciation of a different way of working”: Diane Lightfoot - CEO at Business Disability Forum

12/3/2020
Diane Lightfoot Leila is joined by Diane Lightfoot – CEO at Business Disability Forum and Chair Of The Board Of Trustees at the Challenging Behaviour Foundation. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Diane found herself working in the voluntary sector to help people with disabilities at the Business Disability Forum (BDI) · The importance of recognising and developing a strong understanding of both visible and invisible disabilities · The need to be considerate and empathetic...

Duration:00:38:41

"The huge mistake that every single company is making is failing to hire, value, retain, promote and reward older talent”: Cindy Gallop - Founder & CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn and IfWeRanTheWorld

12/1/2020
Cindy Gallop Leila is joined by Cindy Gallop – Founder & CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn and IfWeRanTheWorld IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Cindy went from working in marketing and advertising to founding her own companies and becoming a consultant · Cindy’s unique background as a half-Asian/half-English female, and the impact that she feels this had on her own entrepreneurial streak · Cindy’s own personal tips for maximising the impact of Diversity & Inclusion within your...

Duration:00:49:30

"If one can find out what’s in it for them, it’s more likely that they’re going to pay attention”: Kamel Hothi – Non Executive Director at TLC Lions and Trustee/Advisor on Charity Boards

11/26/2020
Kamel Hothi Leila is joined by Kamel Hothi – Non Executive Director at TLC Lions and Trustee/Advisor on Charity Boards. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Kamel went from working in an entry level role that she disliked to building a successful career in banking thanks to her rare language skills and then later on a strong NED portfolio · The story behind the creation of Lloyds Banking Group’s Women’s Network that Kamel took the lead on · The advantages of putting inclusion...

Duration:00:38:35

"Sitting on the floor at a refugee camp was when I realised I had the ability to give a voice and to be a voice”: Pauline Miller - Head of Talent Development, Diversity and Inclusion at Lloyd's of London

11/24/2020
Pauline Miller Leila is joined by Pauline Miller - Head of Talent Development, Diversity and Inclusion at Lloyd's of London. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Pauline went from becoming pregnant in school to initially working in IT, before transitioning into her childhood dream career within HR, specialising in D&I in more recent times · How Pauline used a ‘four quadrants’ approach to help decide which direction to take her career in from both short to long-term perspectives ·...

Duration:00:37:35

"A lot of the other diversity strands sometimes are forgotten”: Collette King - Human Resources Director at Studio Retail Limited

11/19/2020
Collette King Leila is joined by Collette King - Human Resources Director at Studio Retail Limited. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Collette King went from wanting to work for the police as a child to building a successful career in HR · The strategies that Studio Retail have used to cope with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic · The challenges that LGBTQ+ individuals can face when ‘coming out’ · Collette’s own personal ‘coming out’ story RESOURCES & INFORMATION...

Duration:00:43:16

"As a founder, if you’re on the right mission and are truly in it to provide value, you can make a difference”: Jahanzaib Ansari – Co-Founder and CEO at Knockri

11/17/2020
Jahanzaib Ansari Leila is joined by Jahanzaib Ansari – Co-Founder and CEO at Knockri. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Jahanzaib struggled to find work initially due to the foreign origins of his name and how this subsequently inspired him to found Knockri · How Knockri uses AI learning to reduce unconscious bias · The challenges that organisations face when seeking to recruit a more diverse workforce · Jahanzaib’s thoughts on the idea of using quotas in order to encourage...

Duration:00:37:26

"You notice people have a different persona when they go through that office door”: Kevin Dunckley - Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer at HH Global

11/12/2020
Kevin Dunckley Leila is joined by Kevin Dunckley - Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer at HH Global. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How they have used the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in order to establish their sustainability and innovation programme · Kevin’s recent expériences of a mentoring scheme that he has participated in RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevindunckley/

Duration:00:42:13

"The support we’re giving is more about reassurance than guidance”: Neil Shorthouse - Founder & Chief Executive at Shorthouse Hospitality Ltd

11/10/2020
Neil Shorthouse Leila is joined by Neil Shorthouse - Founder & Chief Executive at Shorthouse Hospitality Ltd. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Neil developed his HR career within the hospitality industry · The character attributes required and challenges that you can face as an HR professional · The importance of being there for employees and ensuring that they are safe and well RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilshorthouse/

Duration:00:38:46

"Let people want to follow you and in order for them to follow you they've got to see you're human": Emma Codd - Global Inclusion Leader at Deloitte

11/5/2020
Emma Codd Leila is joined by Emma Codd - Global Inclusion Leader at Deloitte. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Emma went from graduating in history to working as a Professional Services Researcher before moving to Deloitte and rising through the ranks to Partner level there · Emma’s battles with Impostor Syndrome · Getting the balance right between your career and being a responsible parent RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-codd-b8bb7111/

Duration:00:45:06

"D&I is absolutely at the core of innovation, being able to create a future that doesn’t exist yet" - Paula Gildert - VP Head Research and Development Procurement at Takeda

10/29/2020
Paula Gildert Leila is joined by Paula Gildert - VP Head Research and Development Procurement at Takeda. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · What inspired Paula to pursue a career in procurement · How procurement can empower diversity through its empathetic approach to influence and global access · The harmony between D&I and leadership, and how critical this is to procurement in particular · Achieving “breakthrough thinking” and resisting the urges of Imposter Syndrome · Paying...

Duration:00:37:04