Inclusive Companies

22nd October 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
Online Event
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Black Leaders are proud to partner with Auto Trader UK to deliver a thought-provoking virtual event for Black History Month centered around Black Inclusion: Past, Present & Future.

Auto Trader UK is the official #1 site to buy and sell vehicles and are passionate advocates of the diversity agenda. As part of their strategy they have been working alongside Inclusive Companies and Black Leaders to lead in the campaign for pioneering change and moving closer to creating an inclusive society.

Featuring keynote speakers, a panel session and the official launch of the Black Inclusion Index, this event will not only celebrate Black History but delve into various aspects of Black History through time, looking at where we have been, where we are now, and where are we going?


10.00 – 10.05

Simon Hosannah, Client Development Director, Auto Trader UK

Event Launch & Introduction

10.05 – 10.35

Laurence Westgaph, Social Historian, Television Presenter & Journalist

The Past

Renowned social historian, television presenter and journalist Laurence Westgaph will explore Black History and celebrate the forgotten stories of some of the most influential black people through time.

10.35 – 11.20

Panel Session

The Present

The shocking death of George Floyd caught on video in the US sparked protests all over the UK and a national debate over Britain’s history. This panel session features powerful speakers from backgrounds of community, education, charity and business, who will explore some of the issues in the UK which prompted so many to react, and what we as a society are facing today.

 Nathan Coe, CEO, Auto Trader Group

 Samantha Budd FRSA, Consultant, Board Advisor, Director of National Union of Students UK (interim)

 Rob Neil OBE, Head of Culture Change & Leadership, Department for Education

 Sonia Watson OBE, CEO, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

 Marvin Smith, Business Development Education Leader

11.20 – 11.25

Interval & Black Inclusion Video

11.25 – 11.45

Paul Sesay, Founder & CEO, Black Leaders | Aggie Mutuma, Executive Coach, Inclusion Expert & Core Team Leader, Black Leaders

The Future

The time for change is now! We all have a duty to drive change and set a course for a better, more inclusive future. Black Leaders is a national community aimed at addressing the inequalities and the systemic barriers faced by black people across all aspects of society. During this segment Black Leaders will investigate what the future holds and launch groundbreaking initiatives such as the Black Inclusion Index, empowerment leadership programme for communities and Black Inclusion Week.