Kamran Mallick is the chief executive of Disability Rights UK. In this conversation we discuss inclusion in the context of the workplace and the pandemic and the importance of keeping intersectionality in mind for any diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Nicola Paul is a diversity and inclusion practitioner and founder of Good Work Life. In this interview we talked about good governance, looking at the same data through a different lens and personal actions around inclusion that everyone can commit to.
For this conversation, I caught up with Josh Wintersgill. Josh has the same condition as me, spinal muscular atrophy or SMA, and we know each other through those circles. The reason I wanted to talk to Josh is that, like me, he’s got a background in technology. He’s also an entrepreneur and has set up… Continue reading Inclusive travel by design
Freddie Herbert is a senior researcher for The Inclusion Initiative at the London School of Economics. This multi-disciplinary team was recently established to bridge the evidence gap between inclusive organisational culture and company performance. To open our conversation, Freddie told me about his professional background and his current work as a senior researcher at the… Continue reading The inclusion initiative evidencing the bottom line
Iyas AlQasem is the Founder and Managing Partner of Beyond the Quarter. Iyas works with businesses to help them grow and to have values and purpose at the core of that growth. I began by asking what led to Iyas setting up Beyond the Quarter consultancy. I started my serious working life in technology consulting… Continue reading How to serve humanity with business
Rikia Birindelli-Fayne works for an organisation called Catalyst, which is an NGO that works with some of the world’s leading companies. Catalyst’s mission is to create ‘workplaces that work for women’. The focus of my conversation with Rikia was the important topic of psychological safety and its impact in building more inclusive workplaces. To start… Continue reading Creating psychologically safe workplaces
My guest Jenifer Clausell-Tormos has created some fantastic technology that can help increase the diversity of workforces and increase inclusivity within the workplace. I’m always interested in talking with technologists because I can see the role that technology can play in helping organisations scale up all that they do around diversity and inclusion. We began… Continue reading Harnessing the power of inclusive language
For this interview, I talked with my good friend, Srin Madipalli. We go back a long way. We both have the same disability, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular condition that we were born with. I met Srin through the SMA family. There are not many of us in the world. Srin has got a… Continue reading The inclusive entrepreneur
My interview for this week was with Mark Baker. I met Mark a couple of years ago when I was leaving a job in the city as a D&I leader to set up my diversity and inclusion consultancy. Mark and I connected on LinkedIn initially because I found out that he was organising a conference… Continue reading Content builds community with di leaders
Anna Brailsford is the Chief Executive of Code First Girls. The organisation runs courses which are open to women and non-binary people of any age group. Women learn to code through social media and live instruction. Within an hour to 90 minutes, participants learn about a new language, pick up a skill and code something… Continue reading Women transforming tech
Christine Hemphill talked to me about her consultancy Open Inclusion and the tools and impact of their work with clients to create better, more inclusive products and services for every customer. Christine Hemphill runs a consultancy firm called Open Inclusion, which focuses on creating inclusive customer experiences. In a change from focusing on workforce inclusion,… Continue reading Inclusion for customer experience
In this Inclusive Growth conversation I caught up with Nick Davis, the Director of Engagement and Inclusion at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Nick shared both his experiences of embedding diversity in the organisation’s DNA and the impact of racial discrimination in his life. Nick Davis is the Director of Engagement and Inclusion at the Canadian… Continue reading Diversity in the DNA part 1