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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

“We’ve lost a lot of the protective factors to really look after our mental health”: Paul Farmer - Chief Executive at Mind

5/6/2021
Paul Farmer Leila is joined by Paul Farmer – Chief Executive at Mind. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How the mental health problems that Paul’s mother had and a traumatic experience for a close friend at university inspired him to work in mental health · The importance of prioritising your own mental health before that of others if needed, while also doing your best to care for others as well · How mental health in the workplace has become much more important in recent...

Duration:00:30:58

“Human beings are naturally insecure”: Buta Atwal - CEO at Wrightbus and Ryse Hydrogen

5/4/2021
Buta Atwal Leila is joined by Buta Atwal – CEO at Wrightbus and Ryse Hydrogen. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Buta was first inspired to go to university and then subsequently found himself entering management training with Unilever after only applying for one job after university · How serendipity and hard work have both played a key role in Buta’s consistent progression through his career · How anyone can develop the gravitas and confidence to operate at senior level with...

Duration:00:34:40

"Gen Z are the most diverse generation ever": Naomi Sesay - Senior Trainer/Keynote Speaker at APS Intelligence

4/29/2021
Naomi Sesay Leila is joined by Naomi Sesay - Senior Trainer/Keynote Speaker at APS Intelligence. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Naomi’s current work training the larger FTSE-listed companies on race fluency · How getting the gender balance right can inspire greater innovation in teams · The ‘smart cities’ project that Naomi is developing to further drive greater equality, diversity and inclusion RESOURCES & INFORMATION...

Duration:00:35:58

''Civilisations that have thrived are those that have attracted people from all walks of life'': Aki Hussain - Group CFO at Hiscox

4/27/2021
Aki Hussain Leila is joined by Aki Hussain – Group CFO at Hiscox. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Aki grew up as a second generation Pakistani immigrant in an industrial setting and learned to prioritise education through his father’s influence · The individuals who have been key influences on Aki’s career to date through their mentoring · The importance of diversity of thought in the boardroom RESOURCES & INFORMATION...

Duration:00:37:43

"We’ve gone from what has been a pretty polite conversation around diversity… to a much more passionate and urgent conversation”: Tami Erwin - EVP and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Business at Verizon

4/22/2021
Tami Erwin Leila is joined by Tami Erwin - EVP and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Business. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Tami’s upbringing as the daughter of a farmer/doctor gave her a grounding in compassionate leadership · Tami’s career journey to date, which started over 30 years ago at Verizon as a customer service executive and has now seen her rise through the ranks to EVP/CEO level · How conversations around diversity have become much more urgent/needed at board...

Duration:00:38:27

"We look for suppliers where they represent the diversity of our customer base and our team members as well”: Jim Townsend - Chief Procurement Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance

4/20/2021
Jim Townsend Leila is joined by Jim Townsend - Chief Procurement Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · How Jim’s career in procurement has unfolded so far after leaving school at the age of 16 and then subsequently studying at university on a part-time basis as a mature student, which led to him working for companies like General Electric and Walgreen Boots Alliance at an extremely senior level · The inter-generational/cultural evolutions in the...

Duration:00:30:37

"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