DiverCity Podcast is all about equality, inclusion, and diversity in financial services, with leading commentators from around the world bringing fresh perspectives to the D&I debate. Hosted by Julia Streets, on each episode we seek to shine a light on positive progress, call out areas requiring further focus and offer lots of ideas to help drive change.
S13 E6 Juggling the balance of work and rest
As we close Series 13, host Julia Streets is joined by Eli Albrecht, Associate Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and George Bettany, Co-founder of Sanctus. Together they share their personal and professional insights exploring the value of balance, rest and mental health and offer suggestions about how to navigate the balance in demanding professional careers.
They discuss the practice - and realities - of observing Shabbat, and explore traditional and contemporary wellbeing and mental health practices that help people achieve high performance and avoid burnout along the way. The conversation leads to setting boundaries around the practice of faith, as well as the power of strong corporate role models speaking about their personal mental health journey.
Focus on Israel –Inclusion, Investment and Innovation
Host Julia Streets is joined by Jeremy Seeff, partner at Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) and Director of LGBTech, and Nava Swersky Sofer, a board member, CEO and consultant on innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital and technology transfer. Together they discuss the vibrancy and innovation of the rise of the tech industry in Israel. They look at the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance through the lens of various stakeholders, and discuss how initiatives can strengthen the LGBT community within the workplace and increase female leadership on boards.
Ethnic Minority Enterprise and Investment
In this episode we focus on black and ethnic minority enterprise and investment. Host Julia Streets is joined by Eric Collins, CEO and Founding Member of Impact X Capital Partners and Host of Channel 4’s The Money Maker and Ali Kazmi, Founder of Ethical Equity. Together they discuss how investing in black and under-represented entrepreneurs will be a socio-economic game changer for the future. The conversation hones in on ethical start-ups and Sharia compliant investments. Together, they reason why tech is important for business start-ups and how recruitment and education continue to feed the pipeline for inclusive representation within business and financial services.
Focus on Fintech: Fintech West
In this episode we focus on fintech and the emergence of tech talent in the South West of England. Host Julia Streets is joined by Sam Seaton, CEO of Moneyhub and Stuart Harrison, Director of Fintech West. Together they highlight the unique qualities of the South West region and the differentiation from other areas of the UK. They explain why fintech will continue to be a game changer by recruiting diverse talent for a better gender and racial diversity balance and set out some of the initiatives they are undertaking to drive and inspire change.
Focus on China: Culture, Concepts and Commonality
As we celebrate Chinese New Year, host Julia Streets is joined by Lin Yue, Senior Executive at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Rana Mitter OBE, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, and a Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford. Together they discuss the common misconceptions about the Chinese economy and investment habits and choices of the Chinese. They look at leadership and the cultural nuances within businesses across China, the dynamic demographics of the Chinese diaspora and the opportunities to change the narrative through looking at intersectionality and commonality.
Special Episode: Veterans: Leadership, Mindset and Tenacity
To kick off 2022 and Series 13, we celebrate the contribution of veterans. Host Julia Streets is joined by George Griffin, Customer Success Manager at Salesforce and Vice President of Vetforce, Michelle Osborne, Executive Director, Head of Emerging Talent and Military Veterans Affairs, JP Morgan Chase and David Wiseman, Grants & Programmes Director at the Invictus Games Foundation, Head of Programmes at the Royal Foundation and Co-Founder of Peak State: Mental Fitness. They discuss some of the common misconceptions around hiring veteran talent and from the wider military community and reflect on leadership attributes and the transferable skills which make valuable contributions to financial services organisations. Together they look at the importance of intersectionality, recruitment best practice, building networks and the value of the Armed Forces Covenant.
Top quality informative and practical podcast series
I came across Julia Streets about a year ago. The variety of topics covered and insights shared are fantastic. I work in the City and am passionate about inclusion. We all have to continue to educate ourselves, and this show is one of my go to DEI shows.
I love this podcast. The episodes are interesting and informative. I don’t work in the City/finance industry but as a D&I leader outside the sector I find it really interesting to hear different perspectives. Well done!
Fantastic initiative to instigate real change across the U.K.
Addresses what is a challenging subject in a thought provoking way.
I love this podcasts!