To lead our next discussion, we have the co-authors of a recently published book, INdivisible: Radically rethinking inclusion for sustainable business results, which has been hailed by the Financial Times as “a smart read”. The book describes inclusion as achieving sustainable positive results by creating environments in which every person matters and the value of every person is inextricably linked to the success of the whole organisation. The FT says the authors 'make the case' why the Covid-19 crisis should not derail inclusion.
Alison Maitland is a former journalist at the Financial Times and Reuters. She is co-author of INdivisible and has co-authored other business books including Future Work (2014) and Why Women Mean Business (2009). Alison is an international speaker and coach. She chairs the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme Executive Board and is Vice Chair of International Women’s Forum UK.
Rebekah Steele is a business strategist, innovator and speaker with deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion. Building on two decades in the corporate world, including as a senior leader in Fortune 500 companies, Rebekah’s consultancy helps leaders bring progressive strategies to life via her signature D&I innovation labs and ecosystem design process. She speaks widely on next generation D&I and is a Senior Fellow with The Conference Board.
David Learmond is an experienced international non-executive Director, HR consultant, writer, broadcaster and executive coach. David spent 30 years with Unilever working in China, Australia, The Netherlands and the UK before becoming a Principal Industrial Fellow with the Institute for Manufacturing, ECS Ltd, University of Cambridge.
Susan Anderson OBE will act as Moderator. Susan was a Low Pay Commissioner and a Council Member of ACAS for 7 years. Previously she was a Director of Public Services and Skills and Director of HR Policy at the CBI.