This podcast brings you the latest conversations around equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We host interesting guests that provide a unique insight into their unique experiences and the work that they do to further equality, diversity and inclusion. Episodes will cover career journeys, case studies and interviews, as well as diversity and inclusion best practice.
028: Representation Matters - Miss Menopause
Sharon MacArthur is the founder of Miss Menopause, which works with employers to support anyone who is going through menopause. From group awareness training to HR-specific sessions, Sharon helps both public and private organisations to become better employers by educating workplaces to be menopause inclusive. In this episode of ‘Representation Matters’, Sharon discusses the story behind Miss Menopause, the impact of menopause and how to manage it, as well as the reasons why menopause needs to urgently become part of workplace wellbeing agendas.
1) Sharon’s career journey: from senior business leader to the founder of Miss Menopause.
2) Making the menopause business as usual: demystifying myths about menopause.
3) How to support colleagues who are going through menopause.
027: Representation Matters - Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE
Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE is a former civil servant and has undertaken various leadership roles in policy and strategic positions across Whitehall. In 2012, Cherron left the Civil Service to follow what she is passionate about: staff networks and the positive impact these can have on individuals and organisations.
After publishing her book: The Incredible Power of Staff Networks, Cherron founded The Power of Staff Networks consultancy where she provides a wide range of services. Cherron also founded the National Day for Staff Networks in 2017– the first of its kind celebrating the added value of networks.
In this episode of ‘Representation Matters’, Cherron shares her insights on the benefits staff networks bring to organisations and discusses her top tips for successfully establishing a staff network.
How Cherron turned her passion for staff networks into a specialist career.
Staff Networks: what they are and how they can benefit an organisation.
How to make staff networks a success for your company.
026: Representation Matters - Suzy Levy
Suzy is the Managing Director of The Red Plate. She is a great Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) advocate and has decades of experience in helping leaders and leadership teams make complex changes in the way EDI is embedded in their organisations. Suzy worked for Accenture until 2015 and led the strategy and implementation of progressive inclusion and diversity, employee engagement and talent initiatives in the UK.
Suzy has also recently written a book about inclusion called ‘Mind the Inclusion Gap’, with a view of getting self-proclaimed “nice people” to be more active in EDI.
In this episode of ‘Representation Matters’, Suzy shares her thoughts and experiences of working in the EDI space.
How Diversity and Inclusion became a career for Suzy.
Why being just “nice” isn’t enough when it comes to inclusion.
Navigating diversity in the workplace.
Turning intention into action
The importance of diversity and inclusion as a skill set.
025: Representation Matters - Kiran Everix
Kiran Everix is a public speaker and a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity advocate. Kiran is currently working as a consultant, but they are passionate campaigner for Transgender and Non-binary equality. Kiran is the founder of QnityNetwork, an LGBTQ+ network promoting networks, organisations, creatives and resources. Qnity aims to unite communities, build meaningful connections and promote mental health and wellbeing. In this episode of ‘Representation Matters’, Kiran shares their story and gender identity journey.
Kiran’s journey exploring their non-binary identity.
The challenges transgender and gender non-conforming individuals face.
How to create a culture of authentic allyship.
Gender rhetoric in British media.
Healthcare inequalities for Transgender and Non-binary people.
Twitter and Instagram: @kiraneverix
The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye
024: Representation Matters - Shannon Crossland
Shannon Crossland is a limb difference awareness influencer and activist. Born with a limb difference called Ectrodactyly, it was not until last year that she began to truly accept her body with full confidence. Today Shannon has 13,000 Instagram followers and she is also an ambassador for the I Am Possible foundation. In this episode of ‘Representation Matters’, Shannon discusses her experiences of living with a limb difference, the media’s portrayal of those with physical differences and her journey to self- love.
Shannon’s experience of living with a limb difference
Shannon’s journey towards self-love
How to be a better ally to the limb difference community
The media’s portrayal of disability.
023: Representation Matters - Ewan Corlett
Ewan Corlett is a fully qualified person-centred, integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a transformational men’s coach and therapist, Ewan has a wealth of experience working with issues predominantly around trauma and addiction. As well as sharing his own mental health journey, in this episode of ‘Representation Matters’, Ewan also discusses his mission to help other men heal and step into their full potential and purpose.
Navigating struggle and overcoming addiction.
Finding direction, healing and living as your most authentic self.
Toxic musicality, men and mental health stigmas.
The concept of Body Wisdom.
How to be a good support network for others.
Ewan’s website: https://www.counsellingwithewan.com/
Ewan’s Instagram: @ewan_corlett