Improving employee wellness and wellbeing, belonging and inclusion

First broadcast on Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Welcome to Diversity Network’s webinar event dedicated to improving employee wellness and wellbeing, belonging, and inclusion.

We believe that by investing in our employees’ physical, mental, and emotional health, we can build a stronger, more resilient workforce that is better equipped to navigate the challenges of the modern workplace.

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive work environment, taking care of employee wellbeing has become more important than ever. By prioritizing employee wellness and creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace, organizations can increase employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention. By investing in employees, organizations can create a more engaged, productive, and resilient workforce that is better equipped to navigate the challenges of the modern workplace.

During this webinar, through a vibrant mix of solo presentations and a concluding panel discussion, discover:

  – Best practices for creating a workplace culture that values and supports employee wellbeing
  – How to create programs and policies around physical health, mental health, and work-life balance
  – Strategies for fostering belonging and promoting a culture of inclusion
  – Providing training on unconscious bias, and ensuring diversity in hiring and promotions
  – Real-world examples of inclusive organisations’ own wellness and wellbeing programmes


12:05pm EDT / 5:05pm BST 

Panel Discussion: Fostering and Supporting Neurodiverse Individuals at Work

In this panel, join us as we focus on the importance of fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace culture that values neurodiversity and provides accommodations and support for neurodiverse individuals to thrive in their careers.

  – Identifying the benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace such as enhanced creativity and problem-solving skills
  – Overcoming common challenges faced by neurodiverse individuals at work such as sensory overload and discomfort, communication barriers and social interaction difficulties, difficulty with time management and organization and challenges with task completion and following through
  – Identifying strategies for accommodating and supporting neurodiverse employees
  – Building awareness and understanding of neurodiversity among all employees
  – Encouraging open communication and feedback


Andrew Eddy, Co-Founder, Untapped

Paul Fox, Vice President, Customer Acquisition (Workplace), Texthelp

Meike Bliebenicht, Neurodiversity Programme Lead, BP

Our Speakers

Paul Fox, Vice President, Customer Acquisition (Workplace), Texthelp

Paul is Key Account Director and UK & Ireland Acquisitions Manager for Texthelp. Working across a number of key sectors including Government, Public Sector, Health, Third sector, Housing and Private Sector SME’s, Paul and his team provide assistive software solutions that help support those organisations in their diversity, inclusion and accessibility journey.

Prior to joining Texthelp in 2017, Paul spent 20 years with a leading Irish bank where he held positions including Area Manager and Head of Direct Sales & Service and more recently has also worked with the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Having spent a number of years as Volunteer Director and Chair of Stepping Stones NI and with close personal experience of learning disability, Paul has developed a keen interest in accessibility, diversity and inclusion and is passionate about promoting workplace equality and creating opportunity for all. 

Outside of work, Paul is a dedicated husband, devoted father of three, musician and most recently qualified pilot!

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What you will gain:

Flexible access to content

Our online conference portal offers a personalised content experience. You can join in with the sessions at work and on the go, live and on demand, and join in the conversation in-session with fellow attendees. 

An opportunity to make new contacts

After the learning, join us to meet speakers and fellow attendees and make new contacts at our exclusive after-show digital meetup.


Key advice on how to achieve wellness and wellbeing in the workplace (25 mins)

  – Reviewing the wellbeing strategies which are working at Mazars – tips for other practitioners
  – Highlighting strategies to address anxiety and depression and other mental health issues
  – Protecting physical wellbeing in an age of flexible yet static desk-working
  – Tackling wellbeing issues connecting with the cost of living crisis
  – Measuring levels of content and taking a proactive approach to wellbeing issues

Sonal Dhulashia, Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing, Mazars 

in conversation with Georgina Wilczek, Chair, Diversity Network

Panel Discussion: Improving employee wellness and wellbeing, belonging and inclusion (50 mins)

  – How can organisations ensure that wellbeing is a priority?
  – How is the recession affecting budgets for wellbeing initiatives? What low-cost initiatives still might help?
  – Best practices for including mental health first aid training in your organisation
  – Identifying particiular wellbeing challenges of our age, such as hybrid and remote working
  – Identifying the economic value of investing in workplace wellbeing

Moderated by
Georgina Wilczek, Chair, Diversity Network


Mark Jones, EMEA Wellbeing Manager, Randstad

Caroline Creven Fourrier, VP Global Head of Wellbeing, Novartis

Louise Aston, Wellbeing Campaign Director, Business in the Community (BITC)

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Our speakers

Sonal Dhulashia, Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing, Mazars

Sonal is an MCIPD qualified inclusion, diversity and wellbeing specialist who brings experience working both strategically and operationally to create inclusive workplaces. Ability to utilise commercial HR experience from a variety of sectors including retail, legal and professional services to drive workplace cultural change.

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Louise Aston, Wellbeing Campaign Director, Business in the Community (BITC)

Louise is an award winning, high profile ambassador for health and wellbeing with a proven track record as an outstanding campaigner in both the private and public sectors. Operating at board level, she is a skilled influencer, with a demonstrable track record of creating and delivering business case led and people focused solutions. She has pioneered ground-breaking resources that actively tackle the stigma that surrounds mental health, including the challenging topics of suicide, domestic abuse and sleep and recovery.  She has established wellbeing as a core responsible business component and a strategic boardroom issue.

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Mark Jones, EMEA Wellbeing Manager, Randstad

Mark is an inclusion and diversity specialist who has a focus and expertise on topics including Inclusive recruitment, inclusive leadership, setting up and growing international ERG’s as well as being a strategic, central SME resource for all things Inclusion for large multinationals.

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Caroline Creven Fourrier, VP Global Head of Wellbeing, Novartis

With more than 15 years of international experience across various geographies in Asia and Europe and businesses, Dr Caroline Creven Fourrier drives the global D&I strategy at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, contributing to increasing the performance of the company through fostering an inclusive and psychologically safe environment to unleash diversity of thinking in the organisation.

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Georgina Wilczek, Chair, Diversity Network

Georgina is an experienced journalist, researcher, conference producer and event host. She founded Diversity Network in early 2020 to enable those passionate about driving change around diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace to meet, learn, connect with each other, share best practice and make change happen faster. Diversity Network connects over 20,000 DEI-focused professionals in 85+ countries across the world .

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Thank you very much for an excellent and thought provoking conference. Many thanks to the team for organising such a great event.