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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

"Society is governed through fear": Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

6/15/2021
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE Leila is joined by Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE, Author and Founder of 'The Black Farmer’. PART 1, IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT – · Why Wilfred puts every success in his life down to guardian angels, understanding the importance and value in humanity. · Leaving his secondary school in Birmingham with no qualifications to working at the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) for 15 years. · Understanding Wilfred’s purpose in life as a pathfinder. ·...

Duration:00:39:05

“Inclusive initiatives – it’s the employee resource groups that have really led these activities”: Ambily Banerjee

6/10/2021
Ambily Banerjee Leila is joined by Ambily Banerjee, Director, Therapeutic Groups, Global Regulatory Affairs at GSK. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT - · Ambily background and how her career was a happy accident. ·Gender equality should encompass all women. ·A common enemy amongst us all is “bias” and the solution is “allyship”. · Inclusion dialogues and initiatives leading the way. RESOURCES & INFORMATION...

Duration:00:43:14

“Delving into behavioural psychology, by the time some kids are 18 months. They understand where they fit in society:” Esther Marshall, Founder & Author of 'Sophie Says’

6/8/2021
Esther Marshall Leila is joined by Esther Marshall, Founder & Author of 'Sophie Says’. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Esther Marshall’s entrepreneur spirit and corporate background- former Unilever Global Lead for Gender Diversity and Inclusion. · Being a mum, a millennial leader and why it is important to be proactive and not reactive. · The inspiration behind her book, “Sophie Says I Can, I Will” and “Sophie Says It's OK Not To Be OK". · Using her privilege to...

Duration:00:44:44

"Advocacy at a senior level is very important ": Paul Graham - Managing Director at Britvic

6/1/2021
Paul Graham Leila is joined by Paul Graham – Managing Director at Britvic. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT - Advocacy at a senior level is very important. - How Paul dads' business and hardworking ethos helped shape and rub off on him in his growing career. - Recognising that to be successful is centred on the team around you. - Why diversity and inclusion are important. RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED www.linkedin.com/in/paul-graham-a646a35/?originalSubdomain=uk

Duration:00:36:05

"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

5/27/2021
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

“And that diversity, as we all know, matters”: Clive Myrie - News Correspondent and Presenter

5/25/2021
Clive Myrie Leila is joined by Clive Myrie – News Presenter and Correspondent. 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...

Duration:00:37:01

"You can either choose to be a victim... Or you can choose to stand up": Tania Garrett - Vice President, International Employee Experience at Adobe

5/11/2021
Tania Garrett Leila is joined by Tania Garrett - Vice President, International Employee Experience at Adobe. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT · Tania’s working-class background and how the lack of a pigeonholing approach from her parents led her to embrace a spirit of open-mindedness · How Tania dealt with being harassed by a male business leader in the workplace earlier in her career, and how this has engendered a determination to further the cause of D&I · The importance of...

Duration:00:34:15

“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