Thu, 30 May|
Corpus Christi College
Winning with Diversity Panel Discussion
Join us for our Winning with Diversity Panel this term and explore what diversity means beyond the buzzword. This panel will be focused on issues affecting BME women in business, tackling topics from the benefits of diversity in practice to how to navigate the workplace.
Time & Location
30 May 2019, 17:00 – 18:30
Corpus Christi College, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RH, UK
About the Event
Join us for our Winning with Diversity Panel this term and explore what diversity means beyond the buzzword. This panel will be focused on issues affecting BME women in business, tackling topics from the benefits of diversity in practice to how to navigate the workplace as a person from a marginalised group.
We will be joined by:
• Deborah Okenla, founder and CEO of Your Start-up, Your Story, a diversity and inclusion partnership organisation and a thriving start-up community for founders, developers, creatives and investors on a mission to make a difference, with impact programmes including JP Morgan. Recently, she was named as one of The UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Technology by the Financial Times.
• Pinky Lilani, an internationally acclaimed champion for women. She is the founder and chair of several awards recognising influential women and leaders, including the Women of the Future Awards and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. In 2015, she was awarded a CBE for services to women in business.
• Dr Sola Adesola, Advanced Higher Education BME Diversifying leadership champion. She is a dedicated advocate for race and gender equality issues, and has initiated and developed the Africa Forum at Oxford Brookes University, through which she represents Africa matters. She is also the founding co-chair of the Nigerian Enterprise Educators Network.
• Chloe Chambraud, Gender and Equality Director at Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. She supports the advisory team who works closely with 140 employers employing more than 3 million people to give bespoke support and practical resources to create more inclusive workplaces, based on her Equal Lives Research. Prior to her role, Chloe worked on programmes to prevent violence against women with the United Nations in Fiji and created a social enterprise for survivors of violence in a local NGO in Thailand.