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D&I in corporate comms: Externalising your approach and avoiding diversity washing

3 Jun 2021
9:00am
Event

Financial services is not renowned for its diversity. In this event we hear from an expert panel trying to make positive change within financial services

Financial services is not an industry renowned for its diversity. In a 2019 report, the FCA estimated that the banking and financial industry won’t achieve gender equality for another 88 years, whilst a 2018 Randstad report revealed fewer than one in ten management jobs in UK financial services was held by a member of the BAME community.

Whilst businesses are aware of their need to improve, there is a slow rate of change across the financial sector. It is important to approach D&I from the perspective of both an employer and service provider to create a safe culture for both staff and customers, however it is crucial that businesses do not engage in diversity-washing.

In this panel discussion we will cover:

  • How organisations can maintain continuity between their communications and D&I status
  • Communicating your commitment to become a better organisation, whilst steering clear of diversity-washing
  • Externalising your internal approach to D&I
  • Creating real and meaningful change

Panellists:

  • Anna Langdon, Senior Talent Manager and Inclusion and Diversity Lead, Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Zandile Nhkata, Head of Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity at Investec Group
  • Maxine Benson MBE, Co-founder, everywoman

Chaired by Tony Langham, Chief Executive and Co-founder, Lansons

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