May
17
Mon
Has the dial Moved? Stories of IDAHOBIT @ Online Event
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Inclusive Companies are proud to partner with Auto Trader UK to deliver a thought-provoking virtual event for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to attend this occasion.

With IDAHOBIT approaching, we take this crucial opportunity to unite through collective challenges, storytelling, and lived experiences, by showcasing an array of inspirational speakers who will be sharing their stories as we aim to break down barriers.

In addition, a powerful panel session will take place as we delve into various aspects of IDAHOBIT and whether the dial has moved since its inception 17 years ago. Our audience will have the chance to ask vital questions as we explore education, allyship, and tangible actions.

IDAHOBIT was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries. We are thrilled to add our own spin to the campaign. 

Auto Trader is the UK’s largest automotive marketplace for buying and selling vehicles and is a passionate advocate of the diversity agenda. The company invests in their employees and work tirelessly to ensure their diverse teams are supported, that they feel included and inspired. As part of their ongoing diversity strategy, Auto Trader haspartnered with Inclusive Companies to lead in the movement for pioneering change and will continue to take action not just on IDAHOBIT, but all year round.

We hope you can join us.


Itinerary


10.30 – 10.40
Louisa Brown, Fraud Analyst, Auto Trader | Event Introduction


10.40 – 10.55
Peter Tatchell, Human Rights Campaigner & Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation | Has the Dial Moved?


Video: Stories of IDAHOBIT


11.00 – 11.55
Panel Session and Q&A

  • Peter Tatchell, Human Rights Campaigner & Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation
  • Melissa Grant, IT Service Management Professional, Public Speaker & Musician
  • Laks Mann, Met Police Officer, Met LGBT+ Network Executive Committee Member & Founder of Gaysians
  • Christina Riley, Trans Rights Activist, Director of EDI Construction Ltd, & Founder of Building Equality
  • Finn Warman, Creative Producer, Artistic Director & Founder of Andro & Eve

11.55 – 12.00
Closing Remarks from Louisa Brown


Guest Speakers


Louisa Brown
Fraud Analyst | Auto Trader

Louisa Brown is a Fraud Analyst for Auto Trader, where she has worked for almost 15 years in various roles.

Since 2018 Louisa has been a facilitator for the LGBT+ Network at Auto Trader, a position which means a great deal to her. The aim of the network is to bring together colleagues from across the business to raise awareness and to make a difference to LGBT+ colleagues and communities. This is achieved through education, engaging with external communities and make positive changes within the organisation to make Auto Trader even more inclusive. Louisa identifies as Bi and is proud to be a Bi Role Model within Auto Trader, she has a special interest in championing Bi colleagues and communities by breaking down misconceptions and having those all-important ‘uncomfortable conversations’.

In a previous life Louisa was a Theatre Maker, something she is still extremely passionate about. Having obtained a BA (Hons) in Theatre from the University of Wolverhampton and a PGDip from LIPA she began her career in Aberdeenshire working with young people in Youth Theatre Development. Louisa currently volunteers in the Local Ambassador Programme for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester as well as occasionally making her own theatre when the opportunity arises.


Peter Tatchell
Human Rights Campaigner & Director | Peter Tatchell Foundation

Peter Tatchell has campaigned for LGBT+ freedom for half a century, since the age of 17 in 1969. A pioneer of the London Gay Liberation Front from 1971 and a founding member of the LGBT+ direct action group OutRage! in 1990, he’s outed homophobic bishops, exposed the Nazi war criminal SS Dr Carl Vaernet, and ambushed anti-gay Prime Ministers and sports stars. His human rights activism resulted in him being beaten badly by President Mugabe’s bodyguards in Brussels in 2001 and by Russian neo-Nazis in Moscow in 2007. He is Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation: www.PeterTatchellFoundation.org @PeterTatchell



Christina Riley
Managing Director | LGBT Construct Limited  & EDI Construct Ltd

Christina Riley is the  Managing Director of LGBT Construct Limited  & EDI Construct Ltd.  She is a leading voice on LGBTIQ+ inclusion in  Engineering & in the Construction sector. Christina is a founding member of the Building Equality Network, an alliance of over 50 tier one construction engineering companies and consultants. She is also a steering committee member of InterEngineering – who look at empowering LGBTQ engineers of all sectors. Christina runs the LGBTconstruct global forum on social media and has just been recognised over in the USA by the leading Engineering magazine ENR for her global work on diversity and inclusion in Engineering.  Christina transitioned back in 2014 at Balfour Beatty following the launch of their LGBT & Allies Network & has gone on to be a public speaker on inclusion at companies like Rolls Royce, Walt Disney Company and Institute of Engineering & Technology. Christina was awarded Corporate Rising Star at the 2017 British LGBT Awards. More recently Christina has been recognised in the Involve OUTstanding lists supported by Yahoo Finance. Christina hosts the main stage at London Build Expo , held at Olympia ,on subjects including diversity , inclusion and  Women In Construction. Christina is also on the diversity and inclusion advisory group for the Chartered Institute of Building. In 2019 , Christina co-founded the first industry disability network, Construct-Ability for the  construction sector which is being supported by the CIOB.



Laks Mann
Police Officer | Met Police

Laks is a Met Police Officer and a Met LGBT+ Network Executive Committee Member, specialising in Intersectionality and Community Engagement.  Laks is Secretary for the National LGBT+ Police Intersectionality Working Group, and a confirmed keynote speaker at the National LGBT+ Police Conference 2021. Laks is an appointed Mayor of London Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser to City Hall and advocates through an intersectional lens of race, ethnicity, faith, LGBTQ+, and working class lived experiences. 

Laks is LGBTQ+ Curator for South Asian Heritage Month and is the Founder of Gaysians, a community-led national LGBTQ+ organisation he built to increase visibility of the UK’s South Asian queer community. Laks is listed in the UK’s Top 30 BAME Leaders of 2020 by University of Oxford, House of Commons, and OBV.  Laks is a 2020 Finalist for the National Diversity Awards, British Diversity Awards and European Diversity Awards.



Finn Warman
Artistic Director and CEO | Andro and Eve

Finn is the Artistic Director and CEO of Sheffield based queer arts organisation, Andro and Eve. Andro and Eve provide talent development and performance opportunities for queer artists, and spaces for the LGBTQ+ community to come together. Finn has worked as an artist, designer and producer in the cultural and education sector for 15 years. Specialising in large – scale participatory arts projects, they have a wealth of experience in partnership working, leadership and talent development.



Melissa Grant
IT Service Management Professional, Public Speaker & Musician

Melissa has built her career as a visionary and service management professional with extensive client services and operational development experience within highly competitive markets such as regulated financial services, media, mining & metals and architecture. She enjoys building trust and networks across fragmented business units and uses her experience of coming from the front line of IT Service Desks all the way through to C-Suite technology advisory to build a reputation as a collaborative communicator continually focused on promoting synergies across global units to drive positive change while utilising technology, innovation and relationship management as a key enabler. 

Previous roles include Client Engagement Director at Prudential, IT Service Manager EMEA for NBC Universal and Executive Technology Services Manager at Daily Mail & General Trust.



 

May
26
Wed
Does your Recruitment Process work for Diverse Candidates? Presented by Jane Hatton @ Online Webinar
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Does your Recruitment Process work for Diverse Candidates? Presented by Jane Hatton @ Online Webinar

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Webinar description

We want to attract the very best people, and ensure that all talented candidates can apply for our roles, but are there barriers which might exclude some candidates? During this webinar, disabled social entrepreneur Jane Hatton will go through every stage of the recruitment process from identifying a vacancy to onboarding. We will explore what the possible barriers may be, and offer practical solutions on how to remove them.


About Jane Hatton

Jane is a disabled social entrepreneur, author and speaker, having worked in inclusion since 1990. Jane is the founder of Evenbreak, an award-winning social enterprise run by and for disabled people. Winning a number of inclusion awards, she was 7th on the Shaw Trust Power 100 ‘Britain’s Most Influential Disabled People’ list in 2019 and was the recipient of the Inclusive Companies Awards Diversity Champion Accolade.


 

Jun
8
Tue
Learn Inclusive Best Practice from one of the UK’s Most Inclusive Employers – UK Power Networks @ Online Webinar
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Up next in our series of webinars sharing best practice from the UK’s Most Inclusive Employers, Inclusive Companies CEO Paul Sesay will be joined by UK Power Networks…

  • Nirmal Kotecha, Director of Capital Programme and Procurement
  • Laura Thompson, Learning and Development Manager
  • Lynne McDonald, Programme Manager – DSO Readiness
  • Jean Kelly-Toulon, Learning and Development Specialist

Back in 2018/19, UK Power Networks ranked 16th in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List in however, their comprehensive package of D&I initiatives has this year secured them a place as the UK’s third most inclusive employer, demonstrating significant improvement across the organisation.

The company continues to be listed in the Sunday Times’ Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For, listed in the top 10 for the past two years. They are also the first Distribution Network Operator to be awarded the National Equality Standard (NES) accreditation and were awarded Platinum by Investors in People (IiP), an accolade held by just 2% of the 15,000 companies worldwide that participate in IiP.

During this webinar, UK Power Networks will explore a variety of D&I topics and share best practice on how to…

  • Drive meaningful change
  • Understand the diverse needs of their employees and their lived experience
  • Develop inclusive recruitment processes
  • Implement innovative Diversity and Inclusion initiatives

Guest Speakers


Jean Kelly
Learning and Development (D&I) Specialist | UK Power Networks

Jean is a HR Professional with over 20 years’ operational and specialist experience.  In 2012, Jean commenced the implementation of UK Power Networks Diversity and Inclusion programme, Everyone Matters.  Her career and energy continues to be focused on the respectful management of people and a key focus over the next few years is building a culture where everyday inclusion is a reality for all employees.

Jean is a member of UK Power Networks’ D&I Taskforce, which oversees their inclusion strategy and action plans. She is also an advisory member of the organisation’s EMPower Community Steering Committee, working alongside a network of employees with the passion to accelerate equality and inclusion.  Jean designs and delivers leadership and employee development programmes and is a qualified Coach and Mentor. Jean holds a Master’s degree in Personnel and Development.


Laura Thompson
Learning & Development Manager | UK Power Networks

Laura Thompson is the Learning & Development Manager at UK Power Networks, responsible for collaborating with the business to create and deliver the strategy for diversity and inclusion. Focussed on embedding inclusion into the employee lifecycle, Laura works with a talented team of professionals with great passion and expertise for creating a culture of inclusion and moving the dial on underrepresentation at all levels of the business. Laura’s focus is on creating self-aware, accountable and data-informed leaders who understand the value of diversity and how inclusive practices should touch everything that they do. Previously a Sustainability Consultant working across different industries in the UK and internationally, Laura made the switch to follow her passion for developing business through focussing on people in 2015, and started at UK Power Networks in 2019.


Nirmal Kotecha
Executive Director | UK Power Networks

Nirmal joined UK Power Networks in 2011 as the Executive Director responsible for UK Power Networks’ Major Capital Programme and Procurement and has been the architect of UK Power Networks’ ED1SON Alliance, which will deliver its major capital programme between 2015-23.

Before that, Nirmal was a Main Board Director at the Highways Agency with the responsibility for delivering the Agency’s £9 Billion Roads Programme. He is accredited with the transformation of the Agency’s capital programme delivery and commercial capability following severe criticism from the Nichols Review in 2007.

Between 1999-2008, Nirmal was with Anglian Water where he procured and developed the @One alliance model for delivering Anglian’s 2005-2010 Capital Programme.

He is currently also the Chair of the Infrastructure Client Group Management Board, a Board Director of the Major Projects Association and a member of the Construction Leadership Council’s Covid-19 Recovery Task Group.

Nirmal is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and is on the Alumni of London Business School.


Lynne McDonald
Distribution System Operator Readiness Programme Manager | Smart Grid Development Team, Asset Management | UK Power Networks

Lynne joined UK Power Networks in 2010 and has over 10 years utilities experience working within UK Power Networks’ Innovation and Smart Grid Development teams. In that time Lynne has delivered new technical, commercial and customer experience solutions within a collaborative culture to advance business aims, help customers cut their carbon footprint, and put the UK on the path to Net Zero.

Lynne holds a MEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. She was named Engineer of the Year in the Women in Construction Awards 2016.

Lynne is responsible for overseeing the strategic change programme transitioning the business to a Distribution System Operator (DSO). This includes overseeing the Low Voltage (LV) Visibility & Control programme that is installing targeted LV monitoring in distribution substations that are forecasted to be affected by Electric Vehicle uptake.  She also oversees the mobilisation of a multi-million pound programme to upgrade the communication network across UK Power Networks substations to make them more intelligent and flexible so they can enable more low carbon technologies and energy resources.

Lynne also coordinates and oversees UK Power Networks smart grid activities in support of Singapore Power’s global Smart Grid Index, an international study which is helping utilities measure and advance in key dimensions of grid development.  The independent study currently ranks UK Power Networks as the No. 1 Smart Grid in the world in terms of our Smart Grid capabilities. The success in the rankings is testament to the smart grid projects that are supporting to achieve a net zero UK as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Other responsibilities Lynne holds include Technical Lead positions in industry forums such as the Energy Networks Association Open Networks Project, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre, the IET Energy Sector Panel, and the UK National Team advising BEIS on UK participation in the International Energy Agency User-Centred Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Programme (Users TCP).

Lynne previously led a team of innovation engineers overseeing the £10M flagship Flexible Plug and Play projects’ novel telecommunications platform in order to provide cheaper and faster connections for renewable generators, as well as overseeing the energy efficiency report for the £28M Low Carbon London project. She also designed and led the £5.5M Energywise community energy project, focused on helping social housing residents save energy and money through smart meters, energy efficiency and demand-side response. Lynne also worked as portfolio lead for a range of successful innovation projects making improvements to the way UK Power Networks manages the condition and failure modes of electricity distribution assets.

Lynne also Chairs UK Power Networks EMPower Community, a staff network covering all aspects of Diversity & Inclusivity. It gives employees a voice and regular access to the senior management to make sure as a business we accelerate equality, promote inclusion and strengthen diversity. UK Power Networks was awarded 3rd place on the 2020 UK Top 50 Most Inclusive Companies to work for list and recognised within our sector, picking up the Diversity Award at the 2019 Utility Week Awards.


 

Jun
10
Thu
How To Improve Diversity of Thought & Respect? – Presented by David Nikolich, and Sue Liburd from ABSTRACT @ Online Webinar
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Webinar Description: This webinar has been researched and designed to provide an insightful backdrop for your people striving to create an inclusive modern-day environment for their people to not only survive, but to thrive! We see what we have perhaps always seen, but will now attempt to think what we have not yet thought about how we deliver our everyday business efforts through our people and beyond. We challenge our relationship with failure and how we take false comfort in those who are a stark resemblance of ourselves. We will learn that it pays to be more curious of others and realise the benefits of applying empathy whilst reserving judgement. Finally, by empowering all others to have a voice, we create an inclusive business that is significantly more sustainably productive and one that retains and attracts the best talent.

Webinar Objectives:

• To appreciate the value of diversity of thought and having respect for others.
• To understand the key elements of delivering inclusive leadership.
• To share how to best create an environment for everyone to regularly get involved and reach their potential.


Presenters

This event will be presented by David Nikolich and Sue Liburd MBE DL.


 David Nikolich, Managing Director

David is founder and Managing Director of ABSTRACT, an award winning learning and development company operating with a number of global brands internationally. He has had extensive professional experience over the years, leading and driving businesses, ensuring that they have the right people, exuding the right behaviours and within the right environment, for the benefit of the Organisation’s goals and objectives.

David has developed a highly-regarded reputation for his commercial acumen that has delivered superior and sustainable results for many organisations over more than two decades. Key to these successes is his deep understanding of human potential and how to realise our innate ability to deliver top results at the highest levels.  Having had previous Corporate board experience, he currently sits on the board of ABSTRACT. He is also on the advisory board of Land Rover and is a former Committee member of the Prince’s Trust.


Sue Liburd MBE, DL, non-executive Director

Sue is an award-winning businesswoman, human capital innovation consultant and business mentor. Sue has a special interest in assisting under-represented groups achieve C-suite success and is a recognised voice in the promotion of the importance and understanding of intersectionality and equality as a driver for business success. Sue was awarded an MBE in 2016 in recognition for her services to Business, Charities and Voluntary organisations. She won the Champion of Inclusion Award at the 2019 Inclusive Companies Awards and was listed in the ‘HERoes 100 Women Executives List’ for 2020, showcasing role models who are leading by example and driving change to increase gender diversity in the workplace. Sue is a non-executive director of ABSTRACT.


About ABSTRACT 

ABSTRACT are a multi-award winning Learning and Development company who expertly design and deliver leadership and development programmes that change people’s lives and aim to make the corporate world a better and fairer place. Our main specialisms are;

  • Career Management, particularly the advancement of underrepresented groups.
  • Inclusive Leadership and Critical Thinking.
  • Cultural Change and Building Modern Businesses fit for today’s social objectives.

We work with clients in the UK, Ireland and also internationally. We also present at business events, conferences and expert forums on these topics, offering our experience, expertise and insight as speakers, hosts or panel members.

ABSTRACT won The External Learning Solution of the Year at The Learning Awards. 2021. Our career management development programme, ACCELERATE, won the Diversity Initiative of the Year at the 2019 Women in Finance Awards in Ireland and was a finalist in 2019 for Best Diversity and Inclusion Programme at the Training Journal Awards.


 

Jun
14
Mon
Inclusive Companies Elevation Platform – Data @ Online Event
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Inclusive Companies Elevation Platform - Data @ Online Event

Description: The Inclusive Companies Elevation Platform is exclusive for members only, allowing representatives across different organisations and industries to share their challenges, learn best practice, and collaborate.       

Our upcoming Elevation Platform will centre around ‘Data’ and how knowing your demographics will ensure you implement initiatives that make a difference. Clare Wright, Group HR Director, and Amanda Morgan-Wilson, Head of Communications and Engagement at Jardine Motors Group, will begin the session by sharing their experiences as we enter a round table discussion with fellow inclusive companies members.

Elevation Platform Meetings are held every 6 weeks, with a different topic as the core focus. The topics are chosen by YOU, our members, providing our network with the opportunity to have open and honest discussions, share their failures, as well as success stories, as we all embark on a mission to enhance Diversity & Inclusion across UK workforces.


This event is for Members Only – to secure your place, please email info@inclusivecompanies.co.uk


 

Jun
30
Wed
Has Covid changed the landscape for disability inclusion in the workplace? The New Normal; opportunity or threat? @ Online Webinar
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every recession has left hundreds of thousands of disabled people behind during the recovery. These people have joined the ranks of millions of long term unemployed, can we allow history to repeat itself? Can we afford to ignore the problem?

Covid-19 has also caused huge problems for people who were disabled and forced millions to shield for a long periods of time which has left mental health scars on millions of workers.

The long Covid is now a serious threat to the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of employees, how will that play out on their performance at work?

We have also seen huge, positive changes, a shift in culture of remote and flexible working. How can we turn this to our advantage as a society to build back stronger and a more resilient workforce?


Book your place today!


Dr Nasser Siabi OBE | CEO, Microlink PC (UK) Ltd.

Nasser is the CEO of Microlink PC (UK) Ltd founded in November 1992. The companies’ core mission is to provide disability solutions and assistive technologies to both the workplace and educational facilities, working towards an inclusive society and offering support throughout a persons’ lifespan.

Nasser was awarded an OBE in 2011 for his contribution in the field of disability. He is one of the founding members of the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) and part of the DWP Disability Employer Engagement steering group. In 2015 he received a lifetime achievement award from the National Diversity Awards (NDA) for his contribution to people with disabilities. 2019 saw Microlink win the prestigious Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA) Award for Diversity and Inclusion initiative for disability and in 2020 Nasser won the IoD Director of the year award, an accolade indeed during these unprecedented times.

In 2008 until the present day Microlink has worked alongside the Lloyds Banking Group to successfully create an award-winning workplace adjustment service for their employees. Microlink’s award winning WPA service is now considered best practice and is widely used by over 31 other leading organisations in the UK and US.

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP / HSBC / GSK / AMERICAN EXPRESS / EY / KPMG / ACCENTURE / ITV / ENTERPRISE / BT / BARCLAYS / BANK OF ENGLAND / ROYAL MAIL / CHANNEL 4 / VIRGIN MEDIA / LEEDS CITY COUNCIL / TSB / DWP / FCA / NHS / NORTH WALES POLICE / LAND REGISTRY / SAGE

Nasser is consulted on policy and procedure by many organisations public and private in UK and international. He is an active and supportive partner of the Business Disability Forum and Purple Space and is regularly consulted with on high level Government and Civil Service policy and guidance.

Nasser is an active contributor to various disability forums and organisations. He spends a considerable part of his working life in advisory roles to education, central government and private sector bodies to improve the outcomes for the disabled people. He has also served as a board member for some of these organisations and is considered an influential person in the field of equal opportunities for disabled people.


Helen de Bretton | Microlink PC (UK) Ltd.

Awarded a Masters Degree in 2015 researching “Perceptions, Awareness and Relevance of Non-Visible Disabilities to Employers. Director of Corporate Services with 24 years’ experience in the disability industry. Specialist consultant to organisations in workplace adjustment services and disability within the workplace. Architect of the award winning workplace adjustment service, first championed by Lloyds Banking Group, now delivering unparalleled benefits to multiple large UK and Global organisations. Designed and implemented managed services to assess, supply, train and support over 500,000 employees with disabilities or health conditions that impact their work, increasing productivity and reducing absence by 76%. Specialist topics include Workplace Adjustments (WPA), neurodiversity, mental health, wellbeing, project management, business process engineering and gap analysis, workplace adjustment workshops and consultation for organisations and stakeholders i.e. Health and Safety, Diversity, Inclusion, HR, Technology Procurement, Occupational Health, Facilities Management. Neurodiversity, Mental Health, Policy Design, change management, statistical analysis, programme management.

Leading an experienced, passionate team with in-depth disability and product knowledge who deliver practical interventions by identifying the impact a condition has in the workplace. The service is backed up by data that proves the significant improvement in retention, engagement and performance.

Microlink has a comprehensive portfolio to suit any size organisation including; 4,000 range of ergonomic/assistive solutions, holistic workplace assessments, business advice and consultancy, product and disability awareness training, workplace coping strategies, expert management and co-ordination of employee adjustments to ensure the right solution is in place.


 

Jul
6
Tue
Introduction to Conscious Inclusion @ Online Workshop
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Research tells us that unconscious bias training is great for raising awareness, but that it is not the silver bullet which people once thought it was.  Henri Bergson once said, ‘The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend’

During this 75 minute introduction to conscious inclusion we will start to work with the idea of Bergson’s principle to explore:

  • The salient identities of the individual and the team to identify invisible barriers and drivers to belonging which can hinder or enhance performance
  • What is needed at an individual, team and organisational level to promote conscious inclusion
  • Required individual and corporate everyday actions, the cumulative effect of which lead to organisational culture change

Places are limited, so early booking is recommended!


This event is for Members Only – to secure your place, please email info@inclusivecompanies.co.uk


About Jiten

Jiten Patel, ACIB. Jiten is a recognised Conscious Inclusion thought leader, an award-winning Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategist and practitioner, a published author and blogger about maximising Inclusion through diversity. He has developed specific expertise in the fields of consciously inclusive leadership, race and anti-racism, cognitive biases and microaggressions, stereotype threat, structural privilege, consciously inclusive strategic planning and operational implementation.

Jiten started out in Financial Services where he worked in commercial banking, international trade finance, corporate relationship management, treasury operations, project management and finally in Equality and Diversity. Jiten has undertaken a range of projects including:

  • Conducting benchmark reviews
  • Setting up positive action programmes
  • Developing staff diversity networks
  • Diversity and inclusion Reviews
  • Researching barriers to career progression for underrepresented staff
  • Sourcing diverse talent pipelines
  • Facilitating C-suite strategic planning events
  • Leading strategic interventions, and other Inclusion related research

Jiten is also the author of ‘Demystifying Diversity’, which was described by People Management magazine as, “…a welcome addition to the Inclusivity debate [and] an invaluable introduction to a topic that is often presented in academic terms”.


Jul
9
Fri
Workshop: How to write a great Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Submission – Presented by Jiten Patel & Rozila Kana @ Online Workshop
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For Inclusive Companies Members Only – this session is limited to 60 places on a first come first serve bases


What to expect?

Is your organisation participating in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (IT50) Index 2021/22? Ever wondered what makes a good submission? Then this workshop could be valuable to you… With submissions closing on 14th August, this is a prime opportunity to learn more from those who have been there and done it!

Conscious Inclusion Leader & Judge for the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, Jiten Patel, will be joined by Inclusive Companies Ambassador and Head of D&I at Lancashire Constabulary, Rozila Kana, to deliver an interactive, dynamic workshop to help you embark on your IT50 journey. Utilising their own insight an knowledge, our facilitators will answer key questions and provide practical advice. During this session, Jiten & Rozila will…

  • Share why the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List is Important
  • Provide examples of successful employers – the do’s & don’ts
  • Host breakout rooms allowing the audience to interact and explore gaps in an unsuccessful submission 
  • Analyse Lancashire Constabulary’s Case Study – The UK’s 4th Most Inclusive Employer
  • Host a Q&A session to answer all of your vital questions

To reserve your place, please email info@inclusivecompanies.co.uk


Jiten Patel

Jiten Patel, ACIB. Jiten is a recognised Conscious Inclusion thought leader, an award-winning Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategist and practitioner, a published author and blogger about maximising Inclusion through diversity. He has developed specific expertise in the fields of consciously inclusive leadership, race and anti-racism, cognitive biases and microaggressions, stereotype threat, structural privilege, consciously inclusive strategic planning and operational implementation.

Jiten started out in Financial Services where he worked in commercial banking, international trade finance, corporate relationship management, treasury operations, project management and finally in Equality and Diversity. Jiten is also the author of ‘Demystifying Diversity’, which was described by People Management magazine as, “…a welcome addition to the Inclusivity debate [and] an invaluable introduction to a topic that is often presented in academic terms”.


Rozila Kana

Rozila has worked for Lancashire Constabulary since 1999. She has held a number of posts in policing including Diversity Officer where she was instrumental in tackling hate crime, honour crime as well as developing relationships between the police service, key stakeholders and communities. Upon her return to Lancashire Constabulary in 2015 from London, Rozila joined the Futures Team to deliver structured, innovative change.  She has now been appointed as the Diversity and Inclusion Manager for the force. Rozila also has an additional role as Public Relations/Media Lead for the National Black Police Association and is the national tactical lead for Black, Asian, Afro-Caribbean and Minority Ethnic Women in Policing. 

During her time with the police, Rozila has received various commendations and awards including Justice Awards from Lancashire Criminal Justice Board for outstanding contribution to delivery of justice in Lancashire.  In 2009, she received an award from Lancashire Constabulary for outstanding delivery of policing.  In 2011 during her time in London, Rozila received an award for promoting social cohesion from the National Association of Muslim Police Officers.  In 2012, she received a commemorative medal from 10 Downing Street for helping to deliver a safe and secure Olympics 2012. In September 2020, she received a Divisional Commanders commendation for her work towards inclusion and diversity.