On Thursday 6th August, we conducted a panel discussion looking at all the different aspects of diversity.
Chaired by the BBC's Clive Myrie, we had a panel of experts looking at all the various angles of diversity, and how a diverse workforce, fully reflective of society, is not just good for inclusion, but can increase creativity and grow the bottomline.
Dr Anne Marie Imafidon, co founder of STEMettes, the award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) roles.
Dave Birss - Works with companies to develop an ideas culture, and the core of his thinking is the need for diverse teams, both traditional - gender, race, sexuality of course - but also neuro, drawing on people's different experiences/approaches.
Dr Sophie Ward - Actor, author and LGBGT campaigner. Sophie is author of a number of books, including A Marriage Proposal: The Importance of Equal Marriage and Love and Other Thought Experiments has been longlisted for the Booker prize.
Sanjeev Bhaskar - Renowned actor and writer, whose passionate about diversity. Sanjeev has a degree in marketing, and was even a graduate recruit at IBM before acting beckoned. He has been the Chancellor of Sussex University for the last 10 years.
Adam Pearson - Presenter, speaker and award-winning disability rights campaigner. He has been a panellist and speaker at the likes of the World Health Innovation Summit, One Young World Summit and British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
The session was hosted on Zoom, with Clive presenting from our recently completed presentation studio in our London offices, with the panelists joining remotely.
To view the panel discussion, check it out below!