Accelerate Change & The ED&I Agenda, Promote A Sense Of Real Belonging & Power Long-Lasting Organisational Impact:

Practical Implementation, Action & Interventions For Impactful & Integrated Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategies

Unbiased Recruitment & Talent Management • Engaged & High-Performing Inclusive Cultures • Allyship At Work • Engaging The Hybrid Workforce • Disability & Accessibility: A Business Priority • Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing • Empowering Neurodiversity • Advocating Social Mobility • Supporting LGTBQ+ Employees • Racial Inclusion & Equity • Reimagined DEI Leadership • Intersectional Outlooks • Data, Measurement & Long-Lasting Impact

08.30 Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Welcome

09.00 Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Mabinty Esho, Head of DEIB, Comic Relief

Sarah Fox, Former Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Virgin Media O2



Fresh Strategies

09.10 Revolutionise Recruitment Practices & Combat Hiring Biases To Attract & Retain Top Talent, Diversify Workforces & Create Inclusive Pipelines For All Applicants

  • Advocate best practice strategies to broaden enrolment scope which attracts a diverse talent pool and fosters an inclusive working culture
  • Revamp and revitalise! Innovate business-critical recruitment practices and strategies to eliminate bias and diversify your talent pools
  • CV blindness, agile job descriptions, standardised interview processes…. what practical steps can you take to reduce bias in your hiring practices? 
  • It isn’t just about recruiting new talent… what about engaging your current talent? Deep dive into your post-hire practices to cultivate clear career journeys and maximise talent retention

Jonathan Briggs, Group Head, Talent Acquisition & Diversity & Inclusion, Aviva


09.30 Embed Engaged & Inclusive Workplace Cultures That Drive Employee Wellbeing, Psychological Safety & Ultimately Fuel Personal Performance & Wider Business Goals

  • How can you stand out from the crowd? Uncover the latest strategies and innovative frameworks to cultivate a collaborative, engaged, inclusive and high-performing organisational culture
  • Prioritise the balancing act between critical business requirements and employee expectations for engaged employees that drive performance goals and ultimately boost business success
  • Foster a supportive culture that encourages open conversations, allows mistakes, and encourages further EDI learning to provide a nurturing environment for all employees
  • Adapt communication strategies and combat communication hurdles to build a community founded on psychological safety, wellbeing, and inclusion

Janina Norton, Global Head of Culture, AXA


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