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Throughout this series Leila will be speaking to some of the most successful and inspiring thought leaders of today, unearthing their stories of diversity and inclusion and spreading positive thoughts and ideas she hopes will inspire others to make the world a better place.

Throughout this series Leila will be speaking to some of the most successful and inspiring thought leaders of today, unearthing their stories of diversity and inclusion and spreading positive thoughts and ideas she hopes will inspire others to make the world a better place.
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United Kingdom

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Throughout this series Leila will be speaking to some of the most successful and inspiring thought leaders of today, unearthing their stories of diversity and inclusion and spreading positive thoughts and ideas she hopes will inspire others to make the world a better place.

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English

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07742780157


Episodes

"If you’re going to communicate with anybody, make sure you have a good story to tell”: Ewan Pearson – Managing Director at Grant Pearson Brown Consulting Ltd

12/3/2019
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Ewan Pearson Leila is joined by Ewan Pearson – Managing Director at Grant Pearson Brown Consulting Ltd and Executive Chairman at Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC). IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Ewan’s extremely diverse career story to date, having had numerous professions as a medical doctor, school teacher, investment banker, stockbroker and latterly a professional adviser in communications (both spoken and written) · How Ewan’s longest career path so far has been in...

Duration:00:37:01

"When someone bullies you, it’s because they see something in you that you haven’t seen in yourself”: Janice Lao – Group Director Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

11/26/2019
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Janice Lao Leila is joined by Janice Lao – Group Director Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, 2009 Sustainability Leader of the Year award winner. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Janice’s upbringing differed from the traditionally conservative and withdrawn nature of Chinese culture · How Janice’s upbringing prepared her for British culture when she was studying here · Janice’s efforts to educate her children on ‘unconscious...

Duration:00:48:59

"I always build things up for others”: Frauke Behrens – Yoga Instructor

11/19/2019
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Frauke Behrens Leila is joined by Frauke Behrens – Yoga Instructor. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Frauke left her former career behind in order to become a professional yoga teacher in order to do something for herself · Frauke’s recovery from severe illness, which led her to change her approach life completely · Frauke’s use of “servant leadership” to help both her yoga students and her former employees · The importance of chakras, which are the body’s equivalent to...

Duration:00:35:02

"We are all human beings, we have to treat people equally and fairly": Dianne Greyson - Managing Partner at Synergised Solutions and Director at Equilibrium Mediation Consulting

11/12/2019
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Dianne Greyson Leila is joined by Dianne Greyson - Managing Partner at Synergised Solutions, Director at Equilibrium Mediation Consulting and author. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · A ‘transformation bias’ product that Dianne has recently co-created, which is designed to tackle inherent bias · The recent release of Dianne’s book, Business Culture Review, where she analyses how companies treat employees, etc. · The importance of engaging with employees as fellow human beings and...

Duration:00:36:21

“It is about understanding other people and not just making those judgments”: Susan Robson - Principal Consultant at National Grid, Chair of Women in National Grid (WING), Financial Times & HERoes #1 Future Leader for Champions of Women in Business 2018

11/5/2019
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Susan Robson Leila is joined by Susan Robson - Principal Consultant at National Grid, Chair of Women in National Grid (WING), Financial Times & HERoes #1 Future Leader for Champions of Women in Business 2018. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Sue’s work as part of Women in National Grid (WING), ranging from face to face training and mentoring for women in the business to supporting the development of an intersectional and more inclusive culture · How “saying yes to things” and being...

Duration:00:32:42

“If you have something to offer to the market that has value, then you already have validation”: Caroline Pugh - CEO/Founder at Oya Partners and Advisor to Chairman of Africa Rising

10/29/2019
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Caroline Pugh – CEO/Founder at Oya Partners and Advisor to Chairman of Africa Rising Leila is joined by Caroline Pugh – CEO/Founder at Oya Partners and Advisor to Chairman of Africa Rising. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Caroline’s career journey so far, from working with Barack Obama to working with the Mandela family to combat the HIV virus in Africa · Growing up as an only child in rural Virginia, and how this shaped her curiosity and desire to set out on her own unique...

Duration:00:35:03

“Weaknesses are what help us connect, perfect is not real”: Kris Macchiarola: President at KMACC Solutions, Author of No Approval Needed, Consultant at Versea Holdings Inc., Tribe Leader at S.H.E. Tampa

10/22/2019
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Kris Macchiarola - President at KMACC Solutions Leila is joined by Kris Macchiarola: President at KMACC Solutions, Author of No Approval Needed, Consultant at Versea Holdings Inc. and Tribe Leader at S.H.E. Tampa. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Kris’ exciting recent book project, for which she interviewed nearly 60 women in their 40s on a confidential basis from all over the world · Kris’ book covers humanist topics, relevant to both men and women, with a number of powerful...

Duration:00:29:34

“Everybody should be accepted for who they are”: Paul Sesay - Founder of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (Inclusive Companies), the National Diversity Awards and National Mentors

10/15/2019
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Paul Sesay - Founder of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (Inclusive Companies), the National Diversity Awards and National Mentors Leila is joined by Paul Sesay: Founder of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (Inclusive Companies), the National Diversity Awards and National Mentors. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How being taken under his role model’s wing led him to relocate to Liverpool when he was younger, and the resulting impact on his career · How Paul’s frustration at a lack of...

Duration:00:33:40

Many of our diversities are invisible: Jennifer Brown - Founder, President & CEO at Jennifer Brown Consulting, award-winning entrepreneur, Diversity & Inclusion Speaker, Consultant & Author.

10/8/2019
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Jennifer Brown - Founder, President & CEO at Jennifer Brown Consulting, award-winning entrepreneur, Diversity & Inclusion Speaker, Consultant & Author. Leila is joined by Jennifer Brown: Founder, President & CEO at Jennifer Brown Consulting, award-winning entrepreneur, Diversity & Inclusion Speaker, Consultant & Author. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Jennifer helps people move from understanding the ‘why’ (reason for taking action in D&I within an organisation) to taking...

Duration:00:46:03

Beware of your fears, they love to destroy your dreams: Chris Gray: Managing Director at Accenture

9/30/2019
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Chris Gray – Managing Director at Accenture Leila is joined by Chris Gray: Managing Director at Accenture, Director of the North West Business Leadership Team, HRH Prince of Wales Ambassador for Responsible Business and Chair of Business in the Community in the North West. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Chris focuses on spending time with his own team, both abroad in India and at home in Manchester · Chris’ belief that everyone is diverse in their own way · How much Chris...

Duration:00:38:39

“I always wanted to do something around saving the world”: Sara Neff - Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation.

9/20/2019
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Sara Neff - Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation Leila is joined by Sara Neff: Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The environmental focus of Sara’s current role – Kilroy have committed to becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2020 · How a strong sustainability strategy can help attract strong, diverse talent: 90% of the job applicants who reach interview stage at Kilroy mention...

Duration:00:25:21

“I don’t think you can dictate to somebody what a great leader is”: Alexandra Watson - Editor In Chief at SHINE UK Magazine, Founder of TRUE Leadership for Women, Keynote Speaker and Best-Selling Author

9/16/2019
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Alexandra Watson - Editor In Chief at SHINE UK Magazine, Founder of TRUE Leadership for Women, Keynote Speaker and Best-Selling Author Leila is joined by Alexandra Watson, Editor In Chief at SHINE UK Magazine, Founder of TRUE Leadership for Women, Keynote Speaker and Best-Selling Author. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Alex’s exciting new role with DIAL Global · Alex’s view on how best to resolve the challenges preventing women from moving into business leadership roles via her...

Duration:00:20:15

I think it’s important to embrace the differentiators we all have: Catherine Berardi, Founder & CEO at Prime Chief of Staff

9/10/2019
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Catherine Berardi: Founder & CEO at Prime Chief of Staff Leila is joined by Catherine Berardi, Founder & CEO at Prime Chief of Staff. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Catherine transitioned from her original dream career of becoming a saxophone player to deciding to pursue a career in business instead · The beginning of her career as a receptionist at Ariel Investments and how she later returned there as Chief of Staff to the President years later · Catherine’s acceptance that...

Duration:00:36:16

"The mark of a good leader is how many leaders they develop": Jules Lund, Founder at TRIBE and former TV/radio presenter at Southern Cross Austereo.

9/3/2019
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Jules Lund: Founder at TRIBE Leila is joined by Jules Lund, Founder at TRIBE and former TV/radio presenter at Southern Cross Austereo. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Jules’ incredible journey as an entrepreneur, from starting out selling used golf balls to founding a successful multi-million pound marketing business · Tribe’s recent highlight in attracting former Unilever Chief Marketing Officer Keith Weed as an investor · Jules’ personal career “lowlights” and how he has...

Duration:00:32:54

“It’s about having places to work where everyone is welcome”: Adriènne Kelbie: Chief Executive at Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

8/27/2019
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Adriènne Kelbie: Chief Executive at Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Leila is joined by Adriènne Kelbie - Chief Executive at Office for Nuclear Regulation, Board Trustee of CareTech Charitable Foundation, Ambassador at POWERful Women and Patron – Women in Nuclear at the Nuclear Institute. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Adriènne’s own learning journey through her career so far, from dropping out of college after a year to working as a trainer for a number of years and becoming...

Duration:00:35:23

“We need to harness the goodness that people have around them”: Saheb Youssef Bakhsh: Sales | Marketing | Business Development Strategist

8/23/2019
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Saheb Youssef Bakhsh: Sales | Marketing | Business Development Strategist In this episode of Diverse & Inclusive Leaders: Leila chats to Saheb Youssef Bakhsh, learning about what inspires a lot of people about learning and the importance of understanding different cultures and different international perspectives. Find out more about Tania Group of Companies Singapore http://www.taniagroup.com/

Duration:00:31:34

"Never chase money and never chase titles, but always chase the opportunity": Matt Burns: BENTOHR Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

8/22/2019
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Matt Burns: BENTOHR Founder and Chief Innovation Officer In this episode of Diverse & Inclusive Leaders: Leila chats to Matt Burns, a passionate, innovative Global HR Executive who sits at the intersection of technology & culture. Today, Matt is a founding member of the Global HR Collective, which helps organizations undertake similar transformations. Blending strategy, technology, data & culture, Matt architects & implements solutions that make organizations more profitable, efficient &...

Duration:00:31:07

"We don't often define success in the same way did pre-children...but that's ok!": Charlotte Speak, Strengths Coach and Talent Consultant

8/20/2019
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Charlotte Speak: Strengths Coach and Talent Consultant Leila chats to Charlotte Speak, showing the world what the Power of the Parent is all about. Charlotte is a strengths practitioner, critical thinker, question asker, lover of reflection time and a parent who is juggling a business, a family and a life! After a 12 year corporate career it was time for her to figure out what was really important and how she could use her strengths and skills to start making a difference to the experience...

Duration:00:29:12

Be Disruptive, Be Different and Challenge the Market: Suzie Walker, Founder & Chief Fire Starter at THE PRIMAL PANTRY.

8/19/2019
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Suzie Walker: Founder & Chief Fire Starter at THE PRIMAL PANTRY. Leila chats to Suzie Walker from The Primal Pantry, an award-winning real food energy and protein bar maker. To find out more about Suzie and The Primal Pantry, click https://www.primalpantry.com/

Duration:00:29:03

Consistently Widen Your Lens and Broaden Your Perspective: Tim Toterhi Chief Human Resources Officer Cenduit

8/14/2019
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Tim Toterhi: Chief Human Resources Officer at Cenduit Leila is joined by Tim Toterhi, Chief Human Resources Officer at Cenduitand Coach/Speaker/Author at Plotline Leadership. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED https://www.linkedin.com/in/toterhi/ @timtoterhi TEDx Talk - I Am Diversity! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOol7eicaNQ www.TimToterhi.com

Duration:00:35:25