Measurement & Metrics Summit 2022

DE&I Measurement & Metrics Summit

Wednesday 25th May 2022

When it comes to measuring the impact of diversity and inclusion activities, there is much debate over whether setting targets is really the right way to improve D&I.

Join us as we explore the importance of metrics and ways of measuring progress in this crucial area of your business to make a real difference. 

Imposing targets may be a first step for organisations who are still at the beginning of their D&I journey, as they identify where they are starting from and where they need to be. However, setting targets to be achieved on characteristics of diversity creates the risk of diversity and inclusion being viewed as a ‘tick-box exercise’, and D&I personnel not being able to fully engage senior leadership in the drive for improvement.

It is important to think and talk about D&I in relation to business goals and where D&I activities can help solve challenges, to achieve genuine buy-in and a collaborative approach to diversity and inclusion strategies. Without proper metrics to review, you will not be able to assess how much of a difference you are making, or able to share your ongoing commitment and progress with staff, stakeholders and potential employees.

An increase in workforce diversity is easy to measure in terms of recruitment – and monitoring the rate of retention and progression for underrepresented groups is just as important to identify any barriers that are preventing certain individuals from reaching leadership level.

Identifying progress towards an inclusive culture and a feeling of belonging is much more difficult. This is where Employee Resource Groups, employee listening and feedback tools, and regular pulse surveys come in.

At Diversity Network’s exclusive Measurement & Metrics Summit:

  • Discover the effectiveness of different methods and tools that can help with delivering useful metrics
  • Determine why simply setting targets will not work, as our experts share the most effective approaches they are using in their organisations 
  • Find out how to create an open culture where employees feel comfortable sharing their feedback
  • Discover ways to monitor more intangible elements such as changing behaviours and the feeling of belonging
  • Gain advice on communicating the metrics internally and externally


This in-depth online event features a mix of insightful presentations, interviews and case studies, a live panel discussion and an interactive meetup session. Discover lots of practical ideas and resources to help you start measuring the impact your D&I activities are having.

  • Discover new software tools and strategies to benefit diversity and inclusion in your organisation
  • Ignite passion for diversity and inclusion initiatives within your organisation and facilitate greater change for good
  • Connect with other professionals also looking to upgrade their D&I strategies and work together to advance change

Our Expert Speakers

Mike Everitt

Principal Solution Consultant

Clare Meraz new

Clare Meraz

Head of Culture and Wellbeing

Ayanna Cummings

Director of Diversity + Inclusion

Sophie Standke

International Diversity, Equity &
Inclusion Lead


Margaret Johnston-Clarke

Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Andrea Derler Headshot

Andrea Derler

Principal, Research & Customer Value

Praveen Gopalan

Sustainability and Climate Change Manager

Simon Langley

Simon Langley

Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Julie-Ann Johnston

Julie-Anne Johnston

UK Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Lead

Measurements & Metrics Review | Agenda

Wednesday 25th May 2022

10:00am – 10:45am BST

Exceeding DE&I Targets With Effective Measurement and Metrics

  • Highlighting L’Oreal’s work to foster workplaces where all people of every ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age or disability – visible or invisible – feel welcomed and valued
  • How effective DE&I measurement can help to better understand employee needs and help improve employee longevity in your organisation
  • In our measurement, why we focus on four pillars: Gender and LGBTQIA+, Disability, Socio-economic & Multicultural Origins, Age & Intergeneration metrics
  • Beyond measuring how diverse a workforce is, how can we assess how inclusive our culture is, or whether employees feel a sense of belonging?
  • Exploring the effectiveness of different methods and tools that can help to sustain DE&I progress long-term

Margaret Johnston-Clarke, Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer,
L’Oréal Group

11:00am – 11:45am BST

Identifying the Key Metrics to Improve Ethnic and Racial Diversity and Inclusion

  • Why companies need to pay particular attention develop comprehensive ESG strategies and monitoring and reporting mechanisms
  • Beyond measuring how diverse a workforce is, how can we assess how inclusive our culture is, or whether employees feel a sense of belonging?
  • Improving ethnic and racial diversity through utilising representation metrics: What Compass Group USA is doing
  • Improving LGBTQ+ integration and better serving those with disabilities through optimal employee listening strategies

Ayanna Cummings, Director of Diversity + Inclusion, Compass Group USA

12pm – 12:45pm BST

Creating a Holistic Measurement Strategy that Aligns to Business Goals

  • How to create a new, holistic D&I measurement strategy that can translate to the achievement of key business metrics and deliver impact and value
  • The simple steps you can take to build an effective measurement strategy
  • How and when to share your progress, not only with your workforce but also with the public, working cross-functionally with departments such as marketing to share success more widely

Sophie Standke, International Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead, Beam Suntory

1pm – 1:45pm BST

Monitoring Our Measurements and Metrics to be Really Specific

  • When the average is not enough: mean, mode, median – what are these?
  • 2.5 kids: how specific and granular should we be?
  • What do you mean? The need for greater clarity in questioning and reporting statistics

Praveen Gopalan, Sustainability and Climate Change Manager, Herbert Smith Freehills

2:00pm – 2:45pm BST

Guided Diversity Planning: Data-Informed Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent

  • How data-informed decisions impact employees and business outcomes 
  • Highlighting talent acquisition channels that drive the most impact
  • Mitigating the impact of the resignation wave in your organisation
  • Measuring the employee experience across diverse data
  • Ensuring effective succession and internal movement opportunities
  • Achieving and maintaining pay equality across the business

Andrea Derler, Principal, Research & Customer Value, Visier

Mike Everitt, Principal Solution Consultant, Visier

3pm – 4pm BST

The Importance of Good Metrics: How Should We Be Measuring Progress?

  • Why the art of good metrics is a much-discussed topic: It is not about the data itself as much as the interpretation of that 
  • Are ways of measuring diversity, equity and inclusion changing? Detailing the employee engagement tools we use and how we are now consolidating the data we receive
  • Expectations for how workplace diversity and inclusion strategies will develop in the years ahead

Clare Meraz, Head of Culture and Wellbeing, Office of National Statistics

4pm – 5pm BST

Panel Discussion: Moving the Needle on Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace with Meaningful Metrics

The importance of measuring D&I activity cannot be underestimated if we want to see genuine improvement across the board and work towards a fairer workplace for all. Our expert panellists will discuss:

  • There is a problem with the lack of universal standard for measuring diversity in organisations; and you can’t manage what you can’t measure. What are the main KPIs that could be used to measure representation and pay in your organisation?
  • What are the differences between pay parity and pay equity and why is this so important?
  • The need for greater accountability – what can, and should, organisations and industry bodies do to hold themselves and their peers to account on measurement and metrics?

Simon Langley, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, British International Investment

Julie-Anne Johnston, UK Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Lead, Hogan Lovells

Andrea Derler, Principal, Research & Customer Value, Visier

Sathya Bala, Founder & CEO, True Change


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