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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.

Location:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

07742780157


Episodes

“If you’re practicing social distancing it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to have mental isolation. Now is the time more than ever to reach out.”: Ramcess Jean-Louis - Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Verizon Media

4/2/2020
Ramcess Jean-Louis Leila is joined by Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Verizon Media. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Ramcess’ personal background, beginning with his upbringing by Haitian immigrants in New York through graduating from law school and then his career move into the D&I space ·The ‘Four Cs’ model: Community, Culture, Career and Customer ·How allowing time for social interaction can help to combat the negative effects of Coronavirus on...

Duration:00:25:47

“We only exist for a short period and we’ve got to be conscious of the maximum possible impact”: Jon Dutton - Chief Executive at Rugby League World Cup 2021

4/1/2020
Jon Dutton Leila is joined by Jon Dutton, Chief Executive at Rugby League World Cup 2021. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Jon has found himself in a very privileged position taking the lead on showcasing Rugby League’s finest athletes · The impact that Coronavirus has had on sport in general, and Rugby League in particular · The various Inclusivity measures being introduced as part of RLWC 2021, with Inclusivity being one of their core values · Their choice to focus on the...

Duration:00:28:21

“Don’t give up and take every opportunity to learn, be curious and find your reason why”: Mark Parello - Managing Director & Chartered Wealth Manager at King Street Wealth Management

3/24/2020
Mark Parello Leila is joined by Mark Parello, Managing Director & Chartered Wealth Manager at King Street Wealth Management. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Mark’s epiphany moment in 2015 when he realised that there was a better way to do wealth management, leading him to co-found his own business · Mark’s difficult experiences as a teenager after being taken into a care home · Mark’s incredible work ethic which is one of his key attributes -- “I have never met anyone that I...

Duration:00:32:22

“If we want to be inclusive, we need to make people feel included”: Mirko Senatore - Global Supply Chain Lead - European Distributor Markets at Pfizer

3/17/2020
Mirko Senatore Leila is joined by Mirko Senatore, Global Supply Chain Lead - European Distributor Markets at Pfizer. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Mirko’s career journey in supply chain to date, which has now taken him to the point of managing supply chain operations across 42 countries in EMEA · His wide range of international experience, which has taken him from Italy, and from living in his relatively small hometown of around 160,000 people to international “melting pots”...

Duration:00:42:16

“Don’t be afraid to be different, have the courage of your convictions”: Joanne Carlin - Human Resources Director at Fresenius Kabi UK

3/10/2020
Joanne Carlin Leila is joined by Joanne Carlin, Human Resources Director at Fresenius Kabi UK. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The ever-increasing importance of employee engagement · How Joanne fell into the people function by chance, but grew to appreciate its all-encompassing nature in terms of other functions · Joanne’s passion for D&I: “If you have an inclusive environment, then it becomes naturally diverse” · The key role that leadership and management development can play...

Duration:00:29:39

“You can’t give up, you have a dream and you have to follow it through”: Dr. Nyla Raja - Founder and Medical Director of Medispa Cheshire

3/3/2020
Dr. Nyla Raja Leila is joined by Dr. Nyla Raja, Founder and Medical Director of Medispa Cheshire. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Nyla came to find herself in the medical profession, having been inspired to become a doctor by the tragic death of her younger sister in a car accident · How she has been inspired by multiple generations of women, from those behind the Suffragette movement to the modern day business leader Karen Brady · The improvements in gender diversity...

Duration:00:26:06

“If you believe in something very passionately, do not give up on yourself”: Tasneem Bhopalwala - Global Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Oxford University Press

2/25/2020
Tasneem Bhopalwala Leila is joined by Tasneem Bhopalwala, Global Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Oxford University Press. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Tasneem’s career evolved from a wider range of management types to specializing in HR, and from her beginnings in the “entertainment hub” of Bombay in India to working in the UK · Her inspiring story so far, having continued working as a mother part-time as well as funding her university education herself · Tasneem’s...

Duration:00:39:17

“Diversity is more about difference. Inclusion is being able to use all of the benefits that diversity can bring”: Michael Hickman - Positive Action Manager and Detective Constable at Surrey Police

2/18/2020
Michael Hickman Leila is joined by Michael Hickman, Positive Action Manager and Detective Constable at Surrey Police. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The journey that led Mike to his current role in the police force, from his beginnings working in security for a theme park company to then progressing through the ranks at Surrey Police · Mike’s unique cultural and ethnic background as a half-Chinese and half-Japanese individual who was born in Hong Kong and has been living in the...

Duration:00:29:44

“You want to be told when you are younger that these dreams could come to fruition”: Clive Myrie, news journalist and presenter

2/11/2020
Clive Myrie Leila is joined by Clive Myrie, news journalist and presenter. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · What Clive openly acknowledges as a very happy and lucky childhood, during which he attended a grammar school in Bolton after his parents emigrated to the UK from Jamaica · How Clive moved from studying law at university to a career in journalism · The ongoing lack of black front-line TV presenters and correspondents in the UK, and how essential it is to improve this level...

Duration:00:37:14

“Somebody who’s had a mental health challenge is probably a better human being”: Geoff McDonald - Co-Founder at Minds@Work and professional keynote speaker

2/4/2020
Geoff McDonald Leila is joined by Geoff McDonald – Co-Founder at Minds@Work, professional keynote speaker and ex-Global VP HR at Unilever. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Geoff’s career journey to date, from starting as a teacher in South Africa to rising through the ranks at Unilever · How a panic attack episode led Geoff to become diagnosed with anxiety fueled depression · How the resulting outpouring of love he received kept him motivated through the darker moments of his...

Duration:00:27:27

“There are quite a few corporates now that proactively say we want a diverse board”: Clare Urmston - Chief Financial Officer at Mamas & Papas

1/28/2020
Clare Urmston Leila is joined by Clare Urmston - Chief Financial Officer at Mamas & Papas. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Clare’s career to date, from her beginnings as an accountant in audit at KPMG to then progressing her career in industry finance through various roles at companies such as Northern Foods, Wilko and Mamas & Papas · How an interest in numbers and problem-solving led her to considering a career in finance more seriously · Clare’s own experiences of the lack of...

Duration:00:21:45

“Listen to the body because the body is a very powerful teacher”: Joseph McGuire - Owner at Clearsight Communications

1/21/2020
Joseph McGuire Leila is joined by Joseph McGuire – Owner at Clearsight Communications. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · What led to Joseph becoming a specialist in face reading (which is based on the ancient Chinese tradition of Mien Shiang) · How he bridged the gap between therapy techniques based on facial reading and behavioural/family influences · What led Joseph to move from doing mostly personal therapy work to applying his approach in more consultative work with businesses...

Duration:00:33:38

“Absolutely never think that you have to give up, there is always another door”: Lianna Brinded - Head Of Yahoo Finance UK

1/14/2020
Lianna Brinded Leila is joined by Lianna Brinded - Head Of Yahoo Finance UK. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The recent launch of Lianna’s ‘Global Change Agents’ programme, where she has been interviewing leaders of her choosing, from CEOs to Heads of D&I · Lianna’s mixed cultural background (she is half-Malaysian/Chinese on her mother’s side) and the time she spent abroad during her childhood · The importance of not following a set viewprint as a leader and instead taking great...

Duration:00:35:49

“It’s never too late to find your voice”: Madeleine Black - International speaker, TEDx Speaker, author and psychotherapist

1/7/2020
Madeleine Black Leila is joined by Madeleine Black - International speaker, TEDx Speaker, author and psychotherapist. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Madeleine has transitioned from being a career psychotherapist to focusing on public speaking · The challenges of Madeleine’s TEDx talk, where Madeleine publicly forgave the men who had gang raped her at the age of 13 · How Madeleine used this TEDx talk to reclaim her power, shatter any lingering shame and the stigma behind...

Duration:00:24:49

"Whatever job I’ve had, I’ve wanted to learn something more about something new”: Leann Hearne - Group CEO at First Ark

12/17/2019
Leann Hearne Leila is joined by Leann Hearne – Group CEO at First Ark. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Leann worked her way up from first being a PA to eventually becoming an MD in the manufacturing sector · Leann’s sudden career change, when she was inspired to move over to non-profit housing sector after having held several NED roles in this space · How Leann became not only the youngest person on the board when she made it to MD level, but also the only female · The work...

Duration:00:33:43

"Actively seek out the broadest range of opinions and thoughts, no matter who they come from”: Alice Choi – Chief Operating Officer at McCann Health

12/10/2019
Alice Choi Leila is joined by Alice Choi – Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director – Scientific Council at McCann Health, member of Northern Power Women’s Top 50 Power List and one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in UK Healthcare 2019 Pharmaceutical Market Europe (PME). IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Alice’s career story so far, from academic beginnings in pharmacology and public health before entering the world of medical communications · Her extracurricular projects outside of...

Duration:00:31:18

"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
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
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
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
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