Helen Cooke is the founder and chief executive of MyPlus. Helen joined me for this brilliant conversation about her company which specialises in employment and disability. I met Helen years ago while working at the BBC whilst running the BBC’s disabled staff forum, BBC Ability. I was interested in the employment of disabled people within the corporation and reached out to Helen for some support and advice.
In this conversation, I spoke with Emily Taylor, CEO of Oxford Information Labs, known as Oxil. The company is a cyber intelligence consultancy working at the intersection of different disciplines. It is also notable for its own culture of inclusion and a female CEO.
Disabled. Gay? Whatever. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and wonder – why do I do this job? There must be easier jobs than being a diversity and inclusion consultant. Who am I to reduce inequalities in the world and at work? Can I ever make a difference? But then there are occasions and […]
Helen McGuire, founder and CEO of Diversely, came in to talk to me about how their product uses technology to help organisations bake in diversity from the very top of the recruitment funnel.
Alfred Nelson is the Integration Co-ordinator and chair of the Embrace network at the Growth Company. I was excited when I came across Alfred’s work and the Growth Company because it is very much in alignment with the approach that I take to diversity and inclusion in the book that I wrote, Inclusive Growth.
Steven Jones set up Disability Connect which runs a reverse mentoring programme with disabled people that helps organisations achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. In this conversation, we talk about Steven’s reasons for setting up Disability Connect and the range of benefits employees bring back to their organisations from getting involved as a mentee on the programme.
Toby’s route into diversity, inclusion and accessibility I was working very closely with our Chief Operating Officer within the technology department. He was concerned, along with the rest of the senior leadership team that we didn’t have enough women working in the department. At the time the BBC had a 50-50 gender split but within […]
Meg Sunshine is an university student and eSport pro gamer who has set up a Women in eSports Network. Through this network and her Diversity and Inclusion Officer role, Meg hopes to help change the toxic culture in this space as well as provide positive role models for upcoming girls and women who want to get into eSports.
In this conversation, I spoke to Mayank Shah of MSDUK. The company supports ethnically diverse business owners to create amazing impacts in their communities through diversifying supply chains.
In this conversation Dr John Mervyn-Smith talked me through The GC Index which is the world’s first Organimetric connecting people and business with data that organisations have never had before.
Helen Farmer is a diversity and inclusion and social mobility consultant, activist and speaker. In this episode of the Inclusive Growth show, Helen and I talked about the need to be brave and have frank conversations when it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
As diversity and inclusion practitioners, HR leaders, and business leaders, we must step up again (like we have done during the pandemic). It is imperative that we create an environment of respect and inclusion for Ukrainian, Russian and Eastern European colleagues in our organizations. As employers, it is our duty to support these colleagues during this extremely difficult time.