Invest to Get the Best from Disabled Employees

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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.

Cyber intelligence consultancy tackling inequalities

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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.

A personal account of homophobia within the disabled community

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 […]

Technology Transforming the Recruitment Funnel

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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.

Making a Dent in Inequalities

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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.

Achieving Diversity and Inclusion Goals with Disability Connect

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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.

Getting diversity and inclusion into the DNA of your organisation

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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 […]

Shining a light on Women in eSports

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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.

The GC Index: an Organisational Game Changer

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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.

Brave Conversations Opening the Door to the Unsaid

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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.

EMERGENCY BLOG: Respect and Inclusion for Ukrainian and Russian colleagues

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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.