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Diverse & Inclusive Leaders Podcast by DIAL Global

Business & Economics Podcasts

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

"There’s enormous, unprecedented social value in investing in women’s sport”: Susie Petruccelli – Digital Product Manager at Atlanta Media and Author/Publisher

3/4/2021
Susie Petruccelli Leila is joined by Susie Petruccelli – Digital Product Manager at Atlanta Media and Author/Publisher. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The moments of gender exclusion that Susie has experienced throughout her life · The lack of media coverage dedicated to women’s sport · How we can level the playing field for women’s sport compared to men’s sport RESOURCES & INFORMATION...

Duration:00:31:51

"We’re seeing an increased proportion of businesses that are either wholly run by females or partly run”: Bina Mehta - Partner, member of the board and Acting Chair at KPMG UK

3/2/2021
Bina Mehta Leila is joined by Bina Mehta – Partner, member of the board and Acting Chair at KPMG UK. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Bina’s career journey to date, from moving abroad numerous times; from working in India as one of the original members of staff on the ground to joining a more established business in Canada and then coming back to the UK · Bina’s passion for “shifting the dial” by helping ethnic/female entrepreneurs find the business funding they need · How the...

Duration:00:35:46

"You learn an incredible amount about yourself when you're living somewhere else... You learn who you really are": Costa Delis: Head of Commercial - Classic and Head of Sales & Network - SVO at Jaguar Land Rover

2/25/2021
Costa Delis Leila is joined by Costa Delis: Head of Commercial - Classic and Head of Sales & Network - SVO at Jaguar Land Rover. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Costa found himself working in the UK after being brought up by Greek potato farmers in the USA before spending several years working in China · The most important lessons that Costa has learned from his time living/working abroad · The differences between Chinese culture and American/western culture · Costa’s...

Duration:00:28:39

"We need to work with young people as equal partners": Rania Marandos - Chief Executive of Step Up To Serve

2/23/2021
Rania Marandos Leila is joined by Rania Marandos - Chief Executive at Step Up To Serve. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Rania’s desire to work with/help people and drive sustainable change has influenced her career to date · The power of listening effectively and storytelling · Rania’s work in the charity sector at organisations such as Teach First and Step Up To Serve · How best to empower young people and the actions that organisations need to take · Ideas for involving...

Duration:00:38:50

"As soon as we're born, we're born into this amazing model minority": Amazin LeThi - Founder of the Amazin LeThi Foundation, Keynote speaker and LGBT advocate

2/18/2021
Amazin LeThi Please note that some racist language is used briefly during this podcast. Leila is joined by Amazin Lethi - Founder of the Amazin LeThi Foundation, Keynote speaker and LGBT advocate. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Amazin recovered from her experiences of bullying in team sports and rebuilt herself as an individual athlete · The cultural challenges that the East Asian community · How Amazin’s international experience has helped shape her personality and...

Duration:00:45:53

“Dance is this communication whereby you can just fully be yourself and it just grounds everyone”: Bami Kuteyi – Founder of Bam Bam Boogie Dance Fitness

2/16/2021
Bami Kuteyi Leila is joined by Bami Kuteyi – Founder of Bam Bam Boogie Dance Fitness. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · What led Bami to go from working for Google to founding her own start-up business · The positive impact that twerking can have at work on mental health and fitness · Some tips on improving your twerking! RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED https://www.linkedin.com/in/bamikuteyi/

Duration:00:23:17

“Until we spark something in that person for them to change their mentality… Then we can get the message across”: Kwoklyn Wan - Media Chef and Author of the Chinese Takeaway Cookbook & the Veggie Chinese Takeaway Cookbook

2/9/2021
Kwoklyn Wan Leila is joined by Kwoklyn Wan – Media Chef and Author of the Chinese Takeaway Cookbook & the Veggie Chinese Takeaway Cookbook. Please note that some racist terminology is used briefly during this podcast. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How a desire to bring people together inspired Kwoklyn to become a chef · How Kwoklyn creates “the perfect mouthful” through combining different flavours in Chinese cooking · Driving creativity and innovation through melding people’s...

Duration:00:47:21

"It's very simple that innovation requires cognitive diversity": Heidi Spirgi - Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Cornerstone OnDemand

1/28/2021
Heidi Spirgi Leila is joined by Heidi Spirgi - Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Cornerstone OnDemand. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The close links between strategy and marketing functions within businesses · The opportunity/role that business has in creating positive change in the world · The importance of using a “human message” within marketing/communications to drive empathy as a key business priority · How it feels to be the only woman in leadership...

Duration:00:42:47

“The boundaries of your firm extend to your supply chain, that is a representation in today’s world”: Dr Nneka Abulokwe - Founder & CEO at MicroMax Consulting, International Public Speaker and Board & Non-Executive Director at various companies

1/25/2021
Dr Nneka Abulokwe OBE Leila is joined by Dr Nneka Abulokwe OBE - Founder & CEO at MicroMax Consulting, International Public Speaker and Board & Non-Executive Director at various companies. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Nneka built a successful career for herself in the technology sector · How Nneka was given “permission to be different” by her parents during her childhood · Nneka’s aim to practice ‘servant leadership’ in the workplace · The unique position on corporate...

Duration:00:52:33

“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 at Verizon Media

12/15/2020
Sandy Gould Leila is joined by Sandy Gould - VP, Talent 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 Verizon Media · His desire to help others achieve...

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