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DiverCity Podcast: Talking Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Services Industry

72 EpisodesProduced by Julia Streets ProductionsWebsite

Leading commentators from the City of London bring fresh perspectives to diversity and Inclusion debate, showcasing D&I initiatives and best practice. DiverCity Podcast is hosted by Julia Streets.

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LGBTQ+ Identity, Intersectionality and Inclusion

December 2nd, 2020

36:26

Host Julia Streets is joined by Arlene McDermott, co-chair of the London Stock Exchange Group Proud network and Ethan Salathiel, coach, consultant, …

Faith in the City

November 18th, 2020

39:15

In this faith-focused episode, explored from Jewish, Christian and Sikh perspectives, host Julia Streets is joined by Zaki Cooper, Co-Founder of …

Fairness in Fintech – The Fintech for All Charter

November 4th, 2020

31:30

Host Julia Streets is joined by Amy French, Head of Level39 and Rosie Turner, Co-CEO and Co-Founder at InChorus Group.

The Fintech for All Charter is …

The Bank of England’s perspective: A special recording with Andrew Bailey

October 21st, 2020

29:49

Julia Streets interviews Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England. This episode, recorded shortly after Inclusion Week, outlines how the Bank …

Islamic Finance: The Principles, Potential and Imperative for Encouraging Islamic Talent

October 7th, 2020

35:28

Host Julia Streets is joined by Jon Guy, Secretary General of the Islamic Insurance Association of London and Dr Mohammed Abdel-Haq, Professor in …

Matters of Disability and Mental Health Wellbeing

September 23rd, 2020

34:51

Host Julia Streets is joined by Rosemary Frazer, Disability Equality and Inclusion Consultant and Louise Newby, Director of Three Eggs Mental Health …

Future Leaders and Change Makers: A focus on the future generation

August 19th, 2020

37:59

Host Julia Streets is joined by Bem Le Hunte, Associate Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and international author and expert in the …

The regulator's view: The FCA's expectations and commitment to diversity & inclusion

July 29th, 2020

34:04

Host Julia Streets is joined by Georgina Philippou, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Executive Committee at the Financial Conduct …

Special Episode: Let’s TalkAbout Racism - #BlackLivesMatter

July 1st, 2020

1:02:54

Since our launch in 2017, race has been an important topic on DiverCity Podcast. In light of the death of George Floyd triggering demonstrations and protests in the United States and around the world, raising deep …

S8 04 - The importance of gender equality and ethnic minority representation

June 17th, 2020

36:26

Host Julia Streets is joined by Ann Cairns, Global Co-Chair of the 30% Club and Executive Vice Chairman of Mastercard and Janet Thomas, former …

S8 03 - The Value of Introverts And Importance of Apprentices

June 2nd, 2020

30:56

Host Julia Streets is joined by Carol Stewart, Coach for high achieving introverted women and Rosie Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at Aspect …

S8 02 - Disability - Challenging the Soft Bigotry of Lower Expectation

May 20th, 2020

42:50

In this Extended Episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Yasmin Sheikh, Founder of Diverse Matters and James Melville-Ross, Senior Managing Director …

S8 01 - Building Resilience Within Work through Behavioural Science

April 22nd, 2020

31:45

In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Professor Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics …

Podcast Mini - Series Episode Three Edie Lush

April 9th, 2020

27:49

In this episode we are joined by Edie Lush, ex Bloomberg TV reporter, journalist, podcast host and presentation coach. For years Edie Lush has coached many of our most senior clients in financial services and capital …

Podcast Mini Series - Episode Two Andy Gibson

April 6th, 2020

32:48

Joining me for today’s episode is Andy Gibson, Founder and Head Gardener of MindApples. Andy is a leading authority in mental health and has worked with a wide range of leaders and organisations to help people work …

Podcast Mini Series - Episode One Dr Catriona Wallace

April 2nd, 2020

36:30

In this episode I interview Dr Catriona Wallace, named by the Australian Financial Review as Australia’s most influential woman in business and entrepreneurship. Dr Wallace is a much sought after speaker on leadership …

S7 04 - Balance Beyond the Spectrum: Neurodiversity and mental health in the workplace

March 11th, 2020

35:03

In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Dr Nancy Doyle, Chartered Psychologist and founder and CEO of Genius Within CIC and Andy Gibson, …

S7 03 - Transformation vs Innovation - The future and the female global workforce

February 26th, 2020

28:49

In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Claire Calmejane, Group Chief Innovation Officer for Societe Generale, and Gemma Young, Founder of …

S7 02 - Coming Out and Staying Visible

February 12th, 2020

30:39

Host Julia Streets is joined by BBC presenter Jane Hill and partnership and sponsorship consultant Polly Shute discuss the lack of visibility of gay …

S7 01 - Let’s Talk About Race - #TalkAboutBlack

January 29th, 2020

31:58

To launch Series 7, Gavin Lewis, Managing Director at BlackRock and co-creator of The Diversity Project’s #TalkAboutBlack initiative joins host Julia …

S6 07 - Tales from a female AI entrepreneur, capital raising, data bias & the 'heroine's journey'

December 18th, 2019

35:31

In this episode host Julia Streets interviews Dr Catriona Wallace, a leading authority in artificial intelligence and Founder & Executive …

S6 06 - Rising to the diversity recruitment challenge

November 27th, 2019

28:08

This episode was recorded live at the Women in Payments Conference in Sydney, Australia on 20 November 2019.

Our host Julia Streets is joined by …

S6 05 - Digital Resilience, Regulation & Risk - Financial education & financial services regulation

November 13th, 2019

35:03

In this episode, Julia Streets is joined by Lee Willows, Founder and CEO of Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), and Gavin Stewart, …

S6 04 - The business case for attracting talent that both includes & empowers disabled employees

October 30th, 2019

30:31

In this episode we explore the important subject of disability with Diane Lightfoot, CEO of the Disability Business Forum. Disability isn't necessarily the preserve of the few. Given that some 83% of disabilities are …

S6 03 - Looking back at legislative change and facing forward into the digital universe

October 16th, 2019

36:27

From time to time we like to seek insight and opinion and expertise beyond our world of financial services. Recorded at the House of Lords, Lord Hayward of Cumnor and Trevor Phillips OBE discuss the pivotal legislative …

S6 02 - The voices of new and rising talent - Recorded live at Sibos 2019

October 2nd, 2019

35:58

Recorded live on 'Talent Thursday' at the 2019 global Sibos conference in London, organised by SWIFT, our host Julia Streets is joined by Oxford …

S6 01 - Creating space for complete inclusion

September 18th, 2019

30:05

Pips Bunce, Head of Global Markets, Technology, Core Engineering Strategic Programmes at Credit Suisse and Ed Thompson, founder and CEO of Uptimize …

S5 06 - Recruitment through the lens of Social mobility and Returners

July 25th, 2019

32:43

In the final episode of Series Five, Dominie Moss, Founder of the Return Hub, and Reggie Nelson from Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), discuss Returners and those beginning their career in the City. The …

S5 05 - The power of intersectionality, LGBTQ+ advocacy and the influence of corporate activism

July 3rd, 2019

26:20

Against a backdrop of significant worldwide political and legislative changes, Erin Uritus, CEO of Out and Equal discusses the power of corporate …

S5 04 - Inclusion and Opportunities in Investment Management

June 19th, 2019

22:41

Karis Stander, Managing Director of Investment20/20, and Natalie Kenway, Acting Editor of Investment Week, discuss the changing perceptions and …

S5 03 - Is data driving inclusivity and impacting ethnic minority representation?

June 5th, 2019

31:03

Noreen Niazi, Co-founder of Muslim Women Connect and Jon Terry, Partner at PWC discuss the importance of data in highlighting deficiencies and driving change. We consider how ethic minority and gender representation …

S5 02 - How Inclusion, Education and Technology are Impacting Our Economy & Society02

May 24th, 2019

25:06

Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK and the chair of the Digital Leaders board and Edie Lush, Executive Editor of Hub Culture and Host of Global …

S5 01 -Does the fintech industry have the talent it needs today ... and tomorrow?

May 17th, 2019

39:36

This special episode of DiverCity Podcast was recorded at the Innovate Finance Global Summit 2019 in London, featuring interviews with CEOs from across the industry, each offering insights and opinions about where to …

S4 08 - What we can learn from the legal sector and finding talent in other specialisms

April 17th, 2019

27:41

In the final episode of Series 4, Funke Abimbola MBE, prominent legal diversity champion and campaigner and recently appointed Director of …

S4 07 - Organisational Culture and Inclusive Networks

April 10th, 2019

30:33

Alicia Millar, Director of Learning and Development (EMEA) at Reed Smith, NED of MyGWork and co-chair of the LGBT chapter of The Network of Networks (TNON), and Dan Ricard, Transformation Lead in PwC's UK Sales & …

S4 06 - The Commercial Impact of Diversity

April 3rd, 2019

23:21

This episode was recorded live at the Women in Payments UK 2019 Symposium in London on 28th March 2019. Our host Julia Streets was joined by Rashmi …

S4 05 - Driving Greater Inclusivity and Collaboration in Asset Management & Financial Services

March 20th, 2019

30:22

Jane Welsh, Senior Investment Consultant and Project Manager for the Diversity Project, and Marissa Ellis, Strategy Consultant, Advisor and the …

S4 04 - Presidents Club exposé one year on & creating the next generation of tech talent

March 13th, 2019

27:55

Madison Marriage, the Financial Times journalist who went under cover at the President's Club & Wincie Wong, Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services at RBS, reflect on the global story and discuss to what …

S4 03 - Harnessing exceptional LGBT+ and ethnic minority talent

February 20th, 2019

29:06

Timed for release during LGBT History Month, we welcome Matt Cameron, Founder of The Ocean Partnership and LGBT Great, the global investment management industry network, and Hephzi Pemberton, Angel Investor and Founder …

S4 02 - Harnessing the Power of Intersectionality (Recorded Live)

February 13th, 2019

24:32

This episode was recorded live at the Women in Payments USA 2019 Symposium in Washington on 5th February 2019.

Our host Julia Streets was joined …

S4 01 - Increasing female representation in tech and entrepreneurship

January 30th, 2019

27:57

Amali de Alwis, CEO of Code First: Girls, discusses providing free coding courses to support new waves of female tech talent, the need for greater …

S3 11 - Intersectionality and building a pipeline of diverse talent

December 12th, 2018

27:36

In the final episode of Series Three, Mariam Jimoh, Founder & Director of Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network (WCAN), and Alex Odwell, Managing Director of Referment, discuss why being a D&I pioneer gives …

S3 10 - Diversity of Age and Data-Driven D&I

December 5th, 2018

32:49

Tiina Likki, Principal Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team, and Peter Randall, CEO of SETL, discuss D&I through the lens of behavioural …

S3 09 - Inclusivity in tech and intersectionality in the workplace

November 28th, 2018

29:22

Abadesi Osunsade, founder of Hustle Crew and NonTechTech, and Pippa Dale, Head of Fixed Income Roadshows at BNP Paribas, discuss ways to make tech more inclusive, the importance of focusing on intersectionality, the …

S3 08 - Changing organisational mindsets and the advancement of talent from ethnic groups

November 21st, 2018

28:40

Paul Cleal, Vice Chair of Kingston University and board member and/or advisor to The Premier League, National Citizen Service Trust and Sainsbury’s …

S3 07 - Diversity in AI and the challenges of removing bias

November 14th, 2018

30:11

Tracey Groves, CEO and Founder of Intelligent Ethics, and Sylvia Carrasco, Founder and CEO of Goldex Technologies, discuss the importance of …

S3 06 - Diversity in Trading and The Next Generation of Senior Management

November 7th, 2018

27:27

Adam Conn, Head of Trading at Baillie Gifford, and Mark Fryer, Director and board member of ABSTRACT, discuss improving diversity on trading floors, supporting the next generation of senior talent, accelerating the pace …

S3 05 - Securing the future of financial services through improved diversity (Recorded live)

October 31st, 2018

27:21

This episode was recorded live at Sibos 2018 in Sydney, on Monday 22nd October 2018, as part of The Swift Institute’s programme 'Bridging the gap …

S3 04 - Diversity in Risk & Compliance, and the Quest to Eliminate Modern-day Slavery

October 24th, 2018

30:07

Kimberley Cole, Head of Solution Sales at Refinitiv (Formerly Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk), discusses the rising number of women in …

S3 02 - Global institutional inclusivity and female FinTech representation

October 10th, 2018

27:56

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, and Geoffrey Williams, Director/Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA at Thomson Reuters, discuss Innovate Finance's Diversity initiative, how the FinTech sector can …

S3 03 - From valuing diversity to valuing difference

October 6th, 2018

29:16

Sally Todd, President of City Women Network (CWN), and Chris Newlands, Editor of Financial News, discuss ways to improve the diversity balance in business, The #MeToo Movement, addressing pipeline dynamics, increased …

S3 01 - D&I - Forget 'why' and move onto 'how' (Recorded live)

October 3rd, 2018

27:41

This episode was recorded live at the Women of the Payments Conference in Toronto on Thursday 27th September, 2018. Our host Julia Streets was joined …

S2 13 - Innovation and Inclusion

August 1st, 2018

31:54

Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE, and Claire Harvey MBE, Chief Executive of Diversity Role Models, discuss why inclusion is the bedrock of innovation, the …

S2 12 - Intersectionality between Banking and Entrepreneurship

July 10th, 2018

35:12

Andy Lee, Strategic Lead for Diversity in Business for The Royal Bank of Scotland & NatWest Business Banking, and Bizhan Tong, overseeing Client Experience within Barclays Private Bank and Overseas Services, discuss …

S2 11 - Faith and Ethnicity in the Workplace

June 27th, 2018

39:38

Anu Adebajo, Investment Manager at British Business Bank, and Shafi Musaddique, Reporter at CNBC, discuss intersectionality, ethnic pay gaps, diversity in the investment industry, why we must go beyond target-led …

S2 10 - Driving D&I on the Investment Floor

June 13th, 2018

32:38

Bhavini ‘Bev’ Shah, Founder and CEO of City Hive, and Justin Onuekwusi, Multi Asset Fund Manager at Legal & General Investment Management, …

S2 09 - Calling Time on Inequality

May 30th, 2018

27:38

Liz Lumley, Steering Committee Member at FinTechTECHTalents18, Founder of The Collective Network and Advisory Board Member of DNXCommunity, discusses …

S2 08 - Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Mental Health

May 16th, 2018

34:28

Josh Brekenfeld, Oversight Manager, Lloyds of London, and Jemima Jefferson, Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) consultant and Mental Health First Aid …

S2 07 - Inclusivity Without Alienation

May 2nd, 2018

37:09

S2 07 - Inclusivity Without Alienation by Julia Streets Productions

S2 06 - Allies, Role Models and Champions of Change

April 18th, 2018

34:54

S2 06 - Allies, Role Models and Champions of Change by Julia Streets Productions

S2 05 - Driving National, Regional and Local Change

March 28th, 2018

42:02

S2 05 - Driving National, Regional and Local Change by Julia Streets Productions

S2 04 - Harnessing the commercial value of gender and millennial intelligence

March 14th, 2018

37:49

S2 04 - Harnessing the commercial value of gender and millennial intelligence by Julia Streets Productions

S2 03 - Live Recording - Ethnicity in Diversity - We need to talk about race

March 1st, 2018

26:12

S2 03 - Live Recording - Ethnicity in Diversity - We need to talk about race by Julia Streets Productions

S2 02 - Insights into D&I in Private Equity & Venture Capital

February 5th, 2018

27:03

We welcome Tanuja Randery of Apax Partners and one of the founders of PowerWomen Network, and Travis Winstanley, Games Investment Director at Catalis SE and Cofounder and Director of Diversity VC, who explore the …

S2 01 - Comparing and contrasting D&I in capital markets and banking

January 31st, 2018

37:37

Cathy Lyall, Co-Founder of the Seismic Foundry and Matt Elliott, People Director at Virgin Money, discuss the contrasting worlds of capital markets and banking. They share insights on how to ensure diversity flows …

Series 1 - 06 The Road to Gender and BAME Parity

December 13th, 2017

31:10

Our two guests are Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer at Thomson Reuters and President of Women in Banking and Finance, and Dr Miranda Brawn, Director of Legal and Transaction Services at Daiwa Capital Markets and …

Series 1 - 05 Creating and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

November 29th, 2017

36:43

Andy Woodfield, Partner at PWC, and Michael Ollitervo-Murphy, Customer Experience Leader at Mercer - UK & Ireland, discuss the importance of engaging and empowering allies, creating inclusive business networks, …

Series 1 - 04 Role Models vs. Real Models

November 14th, 2017

28:36

Bindi Karia, technology & start up advocate, and founder of her boutique advisory firm and Asif Sadiq MBE, Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness …

Series 1 - 03 Personal Stories: Being your authentic self in life and at work

October 31st, 2017

34:01

Samantha Jayne Nelson, Vice President of Risk Engineering in the Global Energy Practice of Marsh, and Ghela Boskovich, founder of FemTechGlobal, discuss being your authentic self, the concept of ‘witnessing’ others, the …

Series 1 - 02 Feeding the Female Pipeline and Board Diversity

October 18th, 2017

30:07

Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity and Founder of Gender Networks & Rising Star Awards and Kate Grussing, Founder and Managing …

Series 1 - 01 Leadership, Race & Recruitment

September 26th, 2017

32:16

Heather Melville OBE and Justine Lutterodt join Julia to discuss race and recruitment. The two share their thoughts on language, unconscious bias and …

DiverCity Podcast Trailer

September 21st, 2017

2:38

DiverCity Podcast (www.divercitypodcast.com) is simply about Diversity and Inclusion in The City – this spans banking, finance, capital markets, …

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