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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

"Imagine you're putting an orchestra together... If you have a diverse range of instruments, then you can do a diverse range of music": Sam Allen - Managing Partner at Sam Allen Associates

4/15/2021
Sam Allen Leila is joined by Sam Allen - Managing Partner at Sam Allen Associates. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Sam has built a stellar career despite initial academic struggles, working her way up to board level at Greene King after successful roles at other blue chip companies and latterly founding her own executive search business · The positive impact that Diversity & Inclusion can have on the world overall, not just business · The role that executive...

Duration:00:30:36

"We are not supposed to be living in pain": Irene McGillivray - Account Management Lead at Verizon Media

4/13/2021
Irene McGillivray Leila is joined by Irene McGillivray - Account Management Lead at Verizon Media. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Irene’s international background, which has taken her from Norway to the UK, Spain and latterly Ireland, as well as her career journey to date · The work that Irene is doing to help young women with endometriosis · The pain and problems for women that endometriosis can cause, which Irene has experienced personally, and the lack of progress that has...

Duration:00:30:41

"Financial inclusion... People don't talk about it": Ying Tan - Founder and Chief Executive at Dynamo

4/8/2021
Ying Tan Leila is joined by Ying Tan - Founder and Chief Executive at Dynamo. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The remarkable emigration story of Ying’s father, who left Malaysia for the UK in the late 1950s; the circumstances of which still inspire Ying to this day · Ying’s career story to date, from starting out in financial services to then starting his own business · How Ying defines success and what inspires him to help others achieve financial wellness · How financial...

Duration:00:33:52

"What if we could really raise the bar when we talk about empowerment and engagement with employees?”: Celeste Warren - Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence at Merck

4/6/2021
Celeste Warren Leila is joined by Celeste Warren - Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence at Merck. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The inspiration that Celeste’s father provided her in her childhood by leading the way as the first black principal in his region · The key aspects of Merck’s D&I strategy from a ‘top level’ perspective · The “employee awakening” that has occurred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulted in a greater focus on...

Duration:00:36:48

"To say, I don't see your disability is to say, you don't see all of me": Debra Ruh and LaMondre Pough - CEO/Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global IMPACT respectively

4/1/2021
Debra Ruh and LaMondre Pough Leila is joined by Debra Ruh and LaMondre Pough - CEO/Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global IMPACT respectively. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The culture shock that LaMondre experienced when he first became an adult and realised that the world did not view him the same way his mother did · The work that they are doing at RUH Global to make the world more accessible for those with disabilities · The need for...

Duration:00:47:49

"You can never start your community or your network too early”: Simone Roche - CEO/Founder of Northern Power Women and Northern Power Futures

3/30/2021
Simone Roche MBE Leila is joined by Simone Roche MBE – CEO/Founder of Northern Power Women and Northern Power Futures. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Simone became an entrepreneur and found herself working in gender equality after starting her career in the Royal Navy · The power of “male advocates as agents of change” within the gender equality space RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED https://www.linkedin.com/in/simone-roche-mbe-49316416/

Duration:00:37:37

"Sometimes you’ve got to go back to go forward”: Julia Champion - Managing Director at Champion Talent.

3/23/2021
Julia Champion Leila is joined by Julia Champion – Managing Director at Champion Talent. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Julia developed a career in talent management · The work she is doing to encourage greater diversity among media presenters · The improved representation of local/regional accents on British TV RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-champion-954a1513a/

Duration:00:30:41

"Sometimes fairness may mean that you have to treat someone better": Hannah Awonuga - Vice President - Global Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays

3/18/2021
Hannah Awonuga Leila is joined by Hannah Awonuga - Vice President - Global Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · What led Hannah to start her lifelong career in banking at the age of 16 and her career journey to date · The need for psychological safety in order to facilitate employees’ ability to “choose to challenge” · The sustainable change for people of colour in future leadership generations that Hannah is looking to drive as a school governor...

Duration:00:39:34

"You’re not going to please everybody all of the time, but it’s really important… You can only be yourself”: Esther Stanhope - Speaker, author and personal impact expert at the Impact Guru

3/16/2021
Esther Stanhope Leila is joined by Esther Stanhope – Speaker, author and personal impact expert at the Impact Guru and former Senior Producer at the BBC. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Esther uses the superior communication skills from her media career to coach business leaders to speak well when needed · The two types of public speaker · Esther’s personal battle with Glossophobia · How her work has often revolved around helping women with their self-confidence while...

Duration:00:31:55

"We as leaders have been trained to problem solve... And that's what's uncomfortable": Mita Mallick - Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta

3/9/2021
Mita Mallick Leila is joined by Mita Mallick - Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · The bullying that Mita experienced as a child due to her Indian background · How Mita is challenging leaders to be more inclusive with their day to day practices/activities · Mita’s advice for future generation leaders and how she battles ‘impostor syndrome’ · How to do good by supporting smaller business owners as well as larger organisations RESOURCES...

Duration:00:40:17

"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