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Volt D,E&I Webinar Series - Tackling Unconscious bias within the workplace

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by Charlotte Gurney

Volt International are running a webinar series on the major topics impacting the D,E&I agenda in UK and Europe. Each lunchtime zoom session will feature guest speakers and thought leaders who will share their own perspectives and experiences with the audience on the topic at hand.

In the second of our D,E&I journey webinar series, our expert panel explore how to tackle unconscious bias in the workplace and the how your business should be thinking about its approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Webinar: Tackling unconscious bias within the workplace

Date and Time: 30th September 2021, 12.30pm-1.30pm GMT

Chair: Dawn Ford – Legal Counsel at Volt International

Panel Speakers:

Jane Hatten - Founder and CEO at Evenbreak. Jane is a disabled social entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker and author. She founded the award-winning social enterprise Evenbreak in 2011. Widely published in inclusive recruitment, including the books “A Dozen Brilliant Reasons to Employ Disabled People” (2017) and “A Dozen Great Ways to Recruit Disabled People” (2020), she is on the executive board of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative, a Patron of Arkbound Foundation and a Trustee of Action on Disability and Development International. Winning a number of inclusion awards, she was 7th on the Shaw Trust Power 100 ‘Britain’s Most Influential Disabled People’ list in 2019.

Jane will be looking at processes which eliminate the opportunities for unconscious bias to take place, and ensuring that inclusion is consciously and explicitly included in decision-making.

Chikere Igbokwe - DEI & Anti Racism Consultant and Founder at Inclucive D&I Consultancy & Allyship. A community of D&I specialists to learn, educate, connect and fully understand the discrimination faced by Black and Minority groups. Chikere is also a trainer focused on anti-racism and race issues. 

I am passionate about Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Equality and the important role that recruitment plays especially when it comes to recruiting diverse and unrepresented talent. I am on a mission to make organisations more diverse and inclusive and equip them with the confidence and knowhow to be change agents.

I am the founder of www.allyship.co.uk - a community for Allies to learn, educate themselves, connect and fully understand the the discrimination faced my Black and Minority groups and Allyship Book Club.
I offer training and Workshops for organisations who want to know how to attract and retain diverse talent and change the systematic injustices that some organisations are built on.
I design and lead Workshops on:
Race and Allyship
Allyship
Anti-racism
Unconscious Bias
Retaining and Attracting Diverse Talent.

I am also a speaker on Anti-Racism, Allyship, Race, Retaining and Attracting Diverse Talent.


Sian Webb - VP & Growth Partner at Gapsquare - We provide innovative solutions to improve pay, equity and inclusion and to ensure that all work is fair. This way companies can focus on performance, productivity and building inclusive teams.

Sian supports clients and partners across the globe to build a fairer world of work. An expert in fair pay analytics, pay gap reporting and using data to improve D&I, Sian works tirelessly to ensure that biases play no part in the future of work. As well as sharing ideas on a Trade Mission for the UK Government Department for International Trade in India, the University of Bologna, LSE and elsewhere, Sian's real world experience of working with global companies means she's equipped with best practice and best actions to drive real change.


​Discussion Topic: We all have biases, however now is the time to know them, learn how to overcome them and build a culture that promotes respect & engages others to be a part of the solution. In this webinar we will discuss unconscious bias in the workplace with D&I company leaders in the UK who are on the front-line of tackling this and explore what new approaches are available.

Join us on this webinar to learn more - register here