The Scottish Inclusion and Diversity Conference

On 8th June 2021 Inclusive Employers held an online conference with our leading experts in inclusion & diversity, alongside a fantastic range of speakers from organisations including Openreach, SGN, Barclays, BT and the Scotch Whisky Association.

The conference was for anyone who wants to gain deeper insight into how they can unlock greater workplace inclusion and diversity. Scroll down to view the full line up from the day.

 

 

Why over 100 delegates attended the Scottish Inclusion and Diversity Conference?

  • Gained a deeper understanding of current events impacting the inclusion and diversity agenda and insight into actions their organisation can take to respond to it
  • Learned how to design an inclusion and diversity strategy or action plan which will deliver results for their organisation, wherever they are on your inclusion journey
  • Discovered the new face of allyship and how well-equipped allies can super charge inclusion and diversity efforts
  • Enhanced capability to deploy positive action approaches, and remove the ambiguity around positive discrimination
  • Brought innovative ideas back to their organisation, supporting development and delivery of their inclusion and diversity agenda

The conference programme

Tuesday 8th June

Chairs Opening
9.30am | Claire Williams, Managing Director Operations, Inclusive Employers

Opening keynote speaker
9.40am | Katie Milligan, Chair of Openreach Scotland, and Managing Director of Customer & Commercial Propositions, Openreach

One year on from George Floyd’s death: what progress has been made, and what to we need to focus on next | Presentation
10am | Asif Sadiq, Senior Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, Media Industry

Your statement, needs commitment – let’s talk about Race | Presentation
10.20am | Hannah Awonuga, Global Head of Diversity Colleague Engagement, Financial Services

Stopping racism: Voices for change | Panel event
10.40am | Hosted by Aamani Rehman, Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
Panellists include:

Hannah Awonuga, Global Head of Diversity Colleague Engagement, Financial Services
Dr Chris Lloyd, Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire

Asif Sadiq, Senior Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, Media Industry

Shifting gear: From inclusion and diversity conversations to an I&D strategy | Presentation
11am | Carol Buchanan, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
Lindsay Lerigo, Inclusive Employers Standard Programme Manager, Inclusive Employers

Using the Inclusive Employers Standard to prioritise inclusion and diversity action plans | Panel event
11.30am | Hosted by: Lindsay Lerigo, Inclusive Employers Standard Programme Manager, Inclusive Employers
Panellists including:
Kirsty Richardson, Head of Employee Experience, SGN
Bernice Fulton, HR Manager, Volkswagen

The cost of exclusion: Examining recent case law and the cost of ignoring inclusion | Presentation
12pm | Neha Lugg, Knowledge Management Lawyer, Employment, Pensions and Immigration, Freeth’s LLP
Kevin Poulter, Partner, Employment Law & Freeth’s Diversity Champion, Freeth’s LLP

12.30pm | Lunch break

The impact of Covid: Exploring working families, women at work and where we need to go from here? | Presentation
1pm | Stella Sutcliffe, Founder, GoTitleFree™

Employment Tribunal cases – what’s changed in the last year? | Presentation
1.30pm | Mary Siddall, Employment Tribunal Judge & Workplace Mediator, Workplace Solutions

CMI Accredited Inclusion and Diversity Qualifications: Level 6 | Showcase
1.50pm | Hosted by: Steven Copsey, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
Panellists including:
Kirsty Summers Head of Workforce and Skills, Scotch Whisky Association

Positive Action vs Positive Discrimination: Getting it right in your organisation | Presentation
2.10pm | Carol Buchanan, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers

Support your Inclusion and Diversity activity with Inclusive Employers membership | Showcase
2.30pm | Claire Williams, Managing Director Operations, Inclusive Employers

2.45pm | Afternoon break

Allyship and inclusive culture: Turning individual passion into organisational progress | Presentation
3pm | Addison Barnett, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers

Allyship Panel: Turning individual passion into organisational progress | Panel event
3.30pm | Hosted by: Addison Barnett, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
Panellists include:

Caragh Gregory, Diversity & Inclusion Manager and Co-Chair of the Pride Network, BT
Lorraine Burns, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Openreach
Kate Wiggins, Head of Employee Experience and Development, Teach First
Scott Curtis, Glasgow Advocate for Zurich Pride, Zurich

Thank you from the Chair | Closing
3.50pm | Claire Williams, Managing Director Operations, Inclusive Employers

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