Evidence shows that organisations committed to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging are better equipped to innovate and adapt to change. Conscious and unconscious biases are however still fundamental barriers to achieving a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, which has detrimental effects on well-being, talent growth and retention and business performance. Leaders need to raise awareness of these biases as well as understand how these negatively impact the organisational culture
Our speakers are:
Sanchia Alasia, the former Mayor for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. An award winning specialist in equality, diversity and Human Resources. She currently works at Brunel University as their equality and diversity manager. Sanchia is a well sought after speaker and has spoken at the World Diversity leadership summit and the European Diversity Business Congress, as well as conferences and forums across Europe.
Barry Ginley who was recently been selected by the Cabinet Office to Chair the South East Regional Stakeholder Group on disability; he is the Deputy-Chair of the Conservative Disability Group; a member of the Built Environment Access Panel for the London Legacy Development Corporation; former advisor to the UK governments Paralympic Legacy Advisory Group; and sits on the board of the Global Disability Innovation Hub.
Tonia Morris is the founder and chief executive officer of Simply HR, Inc., a woman - owned consulting firm that specialises in helping organisations create inclusive cultures that leverage diversity and inclusion, for a competitive advantage. She is a business executive with over 25 years of diversity, inclusion, and human resources. She has held executive positions for companies ranging in size from $100M to $32B.