If you’re tasked with trying to attract the right talent to your organisation, recovery is no mean feat. Expectation among candidates and a greater emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, more opportunities to excel, better pay and higher standards across the board has never been greater. In 2023, steeply rising rates of inflation and additional economic strain is also putting ever greater pressure on organisations to raise salaries.
- Understanding the context of the workplace in 2023
- Considering the issues that matter most to employees
- Inclusion and belonging behaviour
- Tackling fearful leadership
- Tips for staff retention
Sasha Scott, CEO, Inclusive Group
Sasha understands the commercial drivers behind reducing bias within the workplace and the critical need to promote and sustain inclusive workplace cultures, in order to attract and retain talent.
Sasha’s reputation has grown as an “international thought leader in diversity issues”. She has appeared on the BBC, and has been published in The Times, The Guardian, City AM, The Lawyer, Law Gazette, Accountancy Age, Compliant, Personnel Today, and Recruiter magazine.
Sasha’s depth of experience at the ‘coal face’ of investment banking, combined with training in psychology and counselling, is a perfect fit for the markets emerging focus and commitment to inclusion and diversity.
In 2020, Sasha was included in the Global Diversity List, in the Top 10 Global Diversity Consultancies. “Scott was one of the first Diversity & Inclusion consultants, setting up her practice over 20 years ago. Scott and her team have worked in over 22 countries, training over 1,000,000 people.”
Sasha recently facilitated the SHE 2021 workshops for 7,000 professionals alongside speakers: Justin Trudeau, Hillary Clinton , Norway PM Erna Solberg, and Sadiq Kahn Mayor of London, and shared her unique perspective on EDI and actions for inclusiveness in a magazine article for SHE delegates. The Global Diversity Conference intersects the workplace, arts, media and sport.
Devi is the Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Centrica, and is responsible in co-creating and building the D&I strategy and embedding D&I initiatives for the development and delivery of the group diversity & inclusion roadmap.
Devi was previously Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Women in Hospitality & Travel-Tech, now RaizUp and supported partners across travel-tech sectors and was proud to have delivered global and regional I&D programmes. She was recently awarded and recognised this year as a Top 50 Women in Travel Industry by WiNiT at the Global Business Travel Association for her work in Diversity & Inclusion across the travel sector. With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality and tech industry across HR, sales, marketing, operations, she believes being dynamic, bold and courageous in today’s business environment is key to achieving lasting success. With a background in HR, her career has taken her to several global hotel chains starting out in with Starwood, AccorHotels to a tech organisation, HRS, as Managing Director Northern Europe & D&I Strategic Lead where she led the organisation’s first D&I strategy and people functions across the region.
Devi sits on a number of UK and Global committees supporting and driving diversity, equity & inclusion. She is a mentor with women both in Fast Forward15 and The Girls Network.
Originally from Hong Kong, she studied in Australia and has been in the UK for over 27 years, giving her a great insight in cross-cultural and cross-regional nuances and has supported her across leading global regions successfully in her roles. She now lives in Greater London with her family and two young children.
Nicky Garcea is Co-founder, President and Global Clients lead at Cappfinity, with offices supporting their purpose of strengthening the world in New York, London, Birmingham, and Sydney.
She spends her time on leading the business, liaising with stakeholders, and overseeing the implementation of our global projects. She is particularly passionate about delighting customers and treating global projects as change interventions.
Nicky’s career has allowed her to travel extensively and work with clients across multiple continents. She currently splits my working month between UK and US. She is also a proud mum to her sons, who make sure she learns something new every day.
Steve Morley is a teacher, author, mentor, public speaker, and mental health advocate. He has worked in business management, local government, and sports development. He has also worked as a sports coach coaching from beginner to elite level.
Since retiring from conventional employment in 2015, he now spends his time following his passion, helping others change the world, one thought at a time. He does this through his writing, and the delivery of courses and workshops.
The experience that he gained in business and local government, particularly his work with ethnic communities, the homeless, people with disabilities, and people with mental health conditions, gives him a certain perspective when delivering courses such as “Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion,” Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace” and “Supporting and fostering good mental health in children and adolescents.”
Equally, his sporting background, coaching from grassroots up to elite level, gives a degree of authority when delivering courses such as “How Authentic Leaders use a Sporting Mindset to build effective teams.”
When not teaching, he enjoys mentoring and working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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