reWorked: The Diversity and Inclusion Podcast.
Join the EW Group team as they speak to leaders in diversity and inclusion, discussing best practice and wellbeing tips. Learn how you can rework your company culture to make it more inclusive. Brought to you by diversity consultancy, EW Group - we have 29 years of expertise in unconscious bias training and inclusive leadership.
Series 4, Episode 5: Stand Up Poet Kate Fox on Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Born in Bradford and now living by the sea in the North East, Kate Fox is a poet, comic, radio journalist and wild swimmer. A regular guest on BBC R4, she is a doctor of comedy – it was the subject of her PhD – and identifies as neurodivergent. Kate and Rachael discuss what happens when some of these passions and talents intersect and explore what neurodiversity in the workplace means for your colleagues.
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Series 4, Episode 4: Babita Sharma: Anchoring on Social History
Babita Sharma is a broadcaster, journalist and author. A well-known anchor for BBC News, Babita was born the daughter of first-generation immigrant shopkeepers in Reading, Berkshire.
Her family’s story was the starting point for her critically-acclaimed documentary Booze, Beans & Bhajis: The Story of the Corner Shop which aired on BBC Four in 2016. She has since published a book on the social history of the corner shop in Britain (which was a Between the Covers pick on BBC Two) and will soon get to work on a children’s picture book series. Babita is a big believer in unblocking barriers to progression for diverse groups and was a mentor on a programme which EW Group designed for the BBC in 2014.
We chat about her career so far, class, representation and finding a platform for her very personal story.
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Series 4, Episode 3: ‘Nevertheless we bounce back’ Tom Shakespeare on Disability, Storytelling and Overcoming Adversity
Tom Shakespeare is one of the UK’s leading social scientists. He is Professor of Disability Research at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has taught, written and researched widely on disability rights and bioethics. In 2011 he co-authored and co-edited the World Report on Disability for the World Health Organisation. Among other things, he’s currently researching how the pandemic has impacted disabled people in England and Scotland, and writing a novel about a time-travelling pub. Tom continues to find time to be a broadcaster and regular contributor to news and current affairs programmes.
We talk about making complex ideas simple, strength in adversity, and about giving voice to the lived experience of disabled people through the pandemic.
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Series 4, Episode 2: Jewish Women’s Aid CEO Naomi Dickson on Faith and Inclusion
Naomi Dickson is chief executive of Jewish Women’s Aid, the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. She’s been involved in the organisation for two decades, starting out as a volunteer. Last year Naomi’s tireless work to support vulnerable women was recognised when she was included in the BBC’s 100 Women list.
Naomi’s work intersects faith and vulnerable women. She talks to Rachael about how faith influences her leadership, the extent to which she thinks it’s important to reflect the diversity of the community her organisation serves, and the longer term ramifications of the recent media spotlight on anti-Semitism. We also ask: “what can organisations proactively do to mitigate Anti-Semitism and make sure Jewish employees feel included?”.
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Series 4, Episode 1: How to carry diversity and inclusion into 2021
reWorked is the diversity and inclusion podcast which unpicks the fabric of working culture. We’re launching our fourth season with a special preview of the themes we think are going to be top of the agenda in 2021. From the health inequalities brought to light by Covid-19 to the Black Lives Matter movement, diversity and inclusion was never far from our minds in 2020. What have we learnt and what has changed?
In this Series 4 launch episode of reWorked, Rachael Wilson sets out what individuals can do in 2021 to build more inclusive work cultures and what organisations can do to progress their D&I agenda. It might be in the form of rolling out company-wide training in diversity and inclusion to your teams. It could be to become accredited in diversity. Or it might be simply taking a stance on equality through specialist guidance.
Listen to this episode to discover the range of priorities you can consider for 2021 and get in touch to explore how we can support you.
Learn more about the Diversity Development Standard and how your organisation can become accredited in D&I this year.
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Series 3, Episode 15: Disability: visibility, equality and inclusion
To mark the recent 25-year anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, activists and EW Group consultants, David Ruebain and Agnes Fletcher, look back at their involvement in campaigning for disability rights during the 1990s. They delve into what has been accomplished for progressing visibility and equality for disabled people and what is yet to be done to make workplaces and society fair and accessible for people with a range of disabilities.
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A great time to reflect
A brilliant discussion to help refocus your attention to building trust and the various ways this is done - really great listen thank you!
Absolutely loved how Chris underlines the importance of giving trust upfront rather than creating a work environment where people have to prove they can be trusted. Great episode!
Thought provoking and insightful
Really enjoyed this first episode and looking forward to the next one. Great food for thought on trust, leadership and communication and how situational leadership, frameworks and trust can help build more confident and creative teams.