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Leading commentators from the City of London bring fresh perspectives to diversity and Inclusion debate, showcasing D&I initiatives and best practice. DiverCity Podcast is hosted by Julia Streets.

DiverCity Podcast: Talking Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Services Industry Julia Streets Productions

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    • 3.8, 4 Ratings

Leading commentators from the City of London bring fresh perspectives to diversity and Inclusion debate, showcasing D&I initiatives and best practice. DiverCity Podcast is hosted by Julia Streets.

    The regulator's view: The FCA's expectations and commitment to diversity & inclusion

    The regulator's view: The FCA's expectations and commitment to diversity & inclusion

    Host Julia Streets is joined by Georgina Philippou, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Executive Committee at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This interview sets a clear expectation of the UK's 50,000+ regulated and supervised firms to focus on and demonstrate commitment to the diversity and inclusion agenda. Together they explore the FCA's own commitment to driving change, exploring equality objectives, inclusive cultures and how the FCA is holding the industry to account through rules and guidance.

    • 34 min
    Special Episode: Let’s TalkAbout Racism - #BlackLivesMatter

    Special Episode: Let’s TalkAbout Racism - #BlackLivesMatter

    Since our launch in 2017, race has been an important topic on DiverCity Podcast. In light of the death of George Floyd triggering demonstrations and protests in the United States and around the world, raising deep seated concerns about systemic racism and spotlighting the Black Lives Matter Movement, we have interrupted our planned schedule to bring you this Special Extended Episode.

    Host Julia Streets is joined by Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE, Chief Executive Officer at the Austen Bronte Consultancy; Paul Monekosso Cleal OBE, Executive Director at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston University and National Citizen Service Trust and an adviser to Sainsbury’s and FA Premier League; Donna Herdsman, award winning Professional Services Executive, Mentor and Career Coach and Reggie Nelson, Graduate Analyst at Legal and General InvestmentManagement (LGIM). They discuss institutional racism, black representation and retention, what organisations and leaders can do to recognise racism, challenge behaviours and drive change, the language of race, and how best to attract and retain black talent in the financial services industry.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S8 04 - The importance of gender equality and ethnic minority representation

    S8 04 - The importance of gender equality and ethnic minority representation

    Host Julia Streets is joined by Ann Cairns, Global Co-Chair of the 30% Club and Executive Vice Chairman of Mastercard and Janet Thomas, former President of Women in Banking and Finance and Managing Director of Infinity Capital Partners. They discuss changing times with #250to25, the possibility of achieving a gender equal society within 25 years and the 30% Club's global ambitions and initiatives. This episode explores ethnic minority representation in financial services, specifically for women of colour, as they navigate their career paths, keenly mindful of the rate of attrition. As members of the 30% Club, Janet and Ann discuss how policy can set targets and drive change and we consider the Covid-19 balancing act between women’s roles at work and home, essential as we frame the evolving world of work.

    • 36 min
    S8 03 - The Value of Introverts And Importance of Apprentices

    S8 03 - The Value of Introverts And Importance of Apprentices

    Host Julia Streets is joined by Carol Stewart, Coach for high achieving introverted women and Rosie Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at Aspect Capital. They discuss the value of introverted employees, their particular leadership strengths and how other leaders can embrace their often overlooked contribution. This episode explores the contribution that apprentices can make in challenging traditional practices and bringing fresh vitality to an organisation. The world of work has changed radically over the past months and together Rosie and Carol consider many of the compelling reasons why diversity and inclusion must remain high on the agenda as we navigate the path ahead - most notably investor scrutiny.

    • 30 min
    S8 02 - Disability - Challenging the Soft Bigotry of Lower Expectation

    S8 02 - Disability - Challenging the Soft Bigotry of Lower Expectation

    In this Extended Episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Yasmin Sheikh, Founder of Diverse Matters and James Melville-Ross, Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting to discuss disability.

    During the episode they explore how organisations can empower their workforce to be disability confident through the use of technology and by broadening the diversity discussion. Through their personal stories and experience, Yasmin and James highlight why disability is still perceived as the poor relation in the diversity and inclusion family. Mindful of how working practices have changed as a result of Covid-19, they discuss both the imperative and opportunity of why organisational practices must not and need not return to the way they were.

    • 42 min
    S8 01 - Building Resilience Within Work through Behavioural Science

    S8 01 - Building Resilience Within Work through Behavioural Science

    In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Professor Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Richard Nesbitt, Adjunct Professor of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. They discuss how financial services is evolving through the use of technology, how emerging talent can build resilience in the working environment, the importance of inclusion at key stages of education, building inclusion into the policy and culture of the workplace, and navigating through toxic cultures. At the launch of the Inclusion Initiative, the report highlights academic research and how inclusion and business outcomes can drive change. This episode was recorded at the London School of Economics before the UK COVID-19 Lockdown.

    • 31 min

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