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Twice weekly podcast show, conversations with inspiring thought leaders of today, unearthing their unique stories of diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Diverse & Inclusive Leaders Podcast by DIAL Global Leila McKenzie

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

Twice weekly podcast show, conversations with inspiring thought leaders of today, unearthing their unique stories of diversity, inclusion and belonging.

    “Human beings are naturally insecure”: Buta Atwal - CEO at Wrightbus and Ryse Hydrogen

    “Human beings are naturally insecure”: Buta Atwal - CEO at Wrightbus and Ryse Hydrogen

    Buta Atwal
    Leila is joined by Buta Atwal – CEO at Wrightbus and Ryse Hydrogen.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
    · How Buta was first inspired to go to university and then subsequently found himself entering management training with Unilever after only applying for one job after university
    · How serendipity and hard work have both played a key role in Buta’s consistent progression through his career
    · How anyone can develop the gravitas and confidence to operate at senior level with sufficient practice/talent


    RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED
    https://ryse.team
    www.wrightbus.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/butaatwal/

    • 34 min
    "Gen Z are the most diverse generation ever": Naomi Sesay - Senior Trainer/Keynote Speaker at APS Intelligence

    "Gen Z are the most diverse generation ever": Naomi Sesay - Senior Trainer/Keynote Speaker at APS Intelligence

    Naomi Sesay
    Leila is joined by Naomi Sesay - Senior Trainer/Keynote Speaker at APS Intelligence.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
    · Naomi’s current work training the larger FTSE-listed companies on race fluency
    · How getting the gender balance right can inspire greater innovation in teams
    · The ‘smart cities’ project that Naomi is developing to further drive greater equality, diversity and inclusion


    RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED
    https://naomisesay.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/naomi-sesay/

    • 35 min
    ''Civilisations that have thrived are those that have attracted people from all walks of life'': Aki Hussain - Group CFO at Hiscox

    ''Civilisations that have thrived are those that have attracted people from all walks of life'': Aki Hussain - Group CFO at Hiscox

    Aki Hussain
    Leila is joined by Aki Hussain – Group CFO at Hiscox.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
    · How Aki grew up as a second generation Pakistani immigrant in an industrial setting and learned to prioritise education through his father’s influence
    · The individuals who have been key influences on Aki’s career to date through their mentoring
    · The importance of diversity of thought in the boardroom


    RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aki-hussain-906117121/

    • 37 min
    "We look for suppliers where they represent the diversity of our customer base and our team members as well”: Jim Townsend - Chief Procurement Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    "We look for suppliers where they represent the diversity of our customer base and our team members as well”: Jim Townsend - Chief Procurement Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Jim Townsend
    Leila is joined by Jim Townsend - Chief Procurement Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
    · How Jim’s career in procurement has unfolded so far after leaving school at the age of 16 and then subsequently studying at university on a part-time basis as a mature student, which led to him working for companies like General Electric and Walgreen Boots Alliance at an extremely senior level
    · The inter-generational/cultural evolutions in the workplace that Jim has seen and experienced in his career
    · Supply chain diversity: what exactly this means and why Jim is instilling it at WBA


    RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameswtownsend/

    • 30 min
    "Imagine you're putting an orchestra together... If you have a diverse range of instruments, then you can do a diverse range of music": Sam Allen - Managing Partner at Sam Allen Associates

    "Imagine you're putting an orchestra together... If you have a diverse range of instruments, then you can do a diverse range of music": Sam Allen - Managing Partner at Sam Allen Associates

    Sam Allen
    Leila is joined by Sam Allen - Managing Partner at Sam Allen Associates.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
    ·  How Sam has built a stellar career despite initial academic struggles, working her way up to board level at Greene King after successful roles at other blue chip companies and latterly founding her own executive search business
    ·  The positive impact that Diversity & Inclusion can have on the world overall, not just business
    ·  The role that executive search/recruitment has to play in building more diverse boardroom/company environments
    ·  ‘Unconscious bias’ at board level – how big a problem is this?


    RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-allen-1801a914/

    • 30 min
    "We are not supposed to be living in pain": Irene McGillivray - Account Management Lead at Verizon Media

    "We are not supposed to be living in pain": Irene McGillivray - Account Management Lead at Verizon Media

    Irene McGillivray
    Leila is joined by Irene McGillivray - Account Management Lead at Verizon Media.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT
    · Irene’s international background, which has taken her from Norway to the UK, Spain and latterly Ireland, as well as her career journey to date
    · The work that Irene is doing to help young women with endometriosis
    · The pain and problems for women that endometriosis can cause, which Irene has experienced personally, and the lack of progress that has been made to find a cure to the condition
    · The medical means which are available to resolve the issue
     
    RESOURCES & INFORMATION MENTIONED
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/irenehenriksen0/
    https://nancysnookendo.com/about-endometriosis/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

minaxi # DIALin ,

John Stapleton

Fantastic leadership lessons from the founder of the Covent Garden Soup Company, John Stapleton. From how to inspire your workforce to building successful businesses. Lots of education. Minaxi Mistry, Co-Founder, DIAL Global. #DIALin

Anne Dow ,

Inspirational listening!

What a fantastic show! Some incredible business leaders and inspirational stories. Can’t wait to keep listening and being inspired by these positive stories and conversations around embracing inclusive leadership and diversity of thought!

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