The Herald & GenAnalytics

Diversity Conference

Diversity and Inclusion continues to matter, and it is why The Herald and GenAnalytics are committed to delivering their second virtual Diversity Conference this year – building on our previous success of conferences both physical and virtual. We cannot shy away from the conversation about how inclusive and diverse our workplaces are. We know that organisations want to do the right thing. They recognise that diversity and inclusion is good for business, it helps to foster successful teams and enables all individuals to achieve their ambitions.

The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Conference

Diversity and Inclusion continues to matter, and it is why The Herald and GenAnalytics are committed to delivering their second virtual Diversity Conference this year – building on our previous success of conferences both physical and virtual. We cannot shy away from the conversation about how inclusive and diverse our workplaces are. We know that organisations want to do the right thing. They recognise that diversity and inclusion is good for business, it helps to foster successful teams and enables all individuals to achieve their ambitions.

CONFERENCE
DATE

Thursday, May 20, 2021
2021/05/20 00:03:00

Conference Programme

In the last year, we have all had to adapt in our working lives in ways that previously seemed unthinkable. More so than ever our workplaces and society had to be open to change and to move fast. We are all acutely aware of the challenges our economy continues to face however we have seen great examples of resilience, innovation and collaboration over the last year. We have also witnessed the stark reality of inequality that still exists in our society today along with a determination to make things better now and for future generations.

This year’s virtual conference will once again allow us to open the event to an even wider audience through our unique online format. The format has changed but the message remains the same. Diversity and Inclusion matters.

The 2021 programme has been carefully designed to educate and inspire delegates and included;

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Panel Discussions
10.30am Arrival and Networking
11.00am Welcome
11.10am Keynote Speaker – Matt Evans, Managing Director, Recruiting, J.P. Morgan
Managing Mental Health in the Workplace
11.35am Lived Experience Panel Discussion
Reality of Working During a Pandemic
12.15pm Employee Wellbeing & Inclusion Panel Discussion
12.45pm Lunch & Networking
1.45pm Panel Discussion
Maintaining Momentum and Keeping Inclusion at the Heart of our Decision Making
  • Case Studies
  • Networking Opportunities
2.15pm Keynote Speaker – Lynne Connolly, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Standard Life Aberdeen
A pause and reflect moment on 5 years of a Diversity journey
2.40pm Panel Discussion
Race Equality – Making Aspirations a Reality
3.10pm Keynote Speaker – Gary Kildare, NED/Chair/Board Advisor/Former CHRO of IBM Corporation Europe
Closing Conversation
3.25pm Closing Remarks
3.30pm Online Virtual Networking
4.00pm Conference Closes

Keynote Speakers

Matt Evans
Managing Director, Recruiting, JP Morgan, London

Lynne Connolly
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Standard Life Aberdeen PLC

Gary Kildare
NED/Chair/Board Advisor/Former CHRO for IBM Corporation Europe

Panellists

Colin Macfarlane
Director, Stonewall Scotland

Tressa Burke
Chief Executive, Glasgow Disability Alliance

Enoch Adeyemi
Founder & CEO, Black Professionals Scotland

Charlene Sweeney
Associate Director, BIG Partnership

Connie Crawford
Senior IT Auditor, KPMG

Dorileen Forbes
Occupational Health Wellbeing Programme Manager, UK and Ireland, Diageo

Cameron Smith
Development Worker, Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities

Mike Douglas
Director – Social Enterprises, Age Scotland

Meghan Logue
Technical Success Manager, Odro

Michael Hilferty
Construction Site Administrator, City Building

Aneela McKenna
Diversity, Wellbeing & Inclusion Manager, Scottish Government

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Online Event

The Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Conference will take place online on
Thursday, May 20, 2021 between 10.00am – 4.00pm
The conference will be streamed live via online event platform Hopin. Hopin is an online event platform chosen to ensure you get the most out of this key Diversity and Inclusion event.

Rachel McTavish
HOST

Who Should Attend

Who…

The conference is a must attend event for individuals in organisations responsible for equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation, as well as those that are passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, including:

HR Directors | Talent Managers | Heads of Equality and Diversity | Research Directors | Business Development Directors | Board Members | Business Research and Development | Sector Specific Experts | Recruitment Personnel | Careers Personnel | Charities and Stakeholder Organisations | Workforce Transformation Managers

Our virtual delegates come from the public, private and third sectors from across Scotland.

Why…

The conference will provide an opportunity to:

• Network with individuals with shared commitment
• Learn new tips and tactics for implementing diversity in the workplace
• Hear from both industry professionals and people with lived experience
• Provide a safe space to have open conversations
• Enhance your knowledge on Diversity & Inclusion

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our previous attendees have to say…

It felt inclusive and as much as a real life conference could in these virtual times with the chat networking. The content of the sessions was engaging and interesting and different to what I’ve seen at similar conferences before.
– 2020 Virtual Conference Attendee

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors

SPONSORSHIP

The conference highlights the ongoing important conversation of Diversity and Inclusion within our society and gives a platform for businesses and organisations to share best practice and strive to make change.

The Herald and GenAnalytics are committed to supporting this important conversation and invite your organisation to work in partnership with us to continue this in Scotland.

Interested in partnering or exhibiting at the 2021 event and want to find out more? Please contact Nina Holmes, Senior Events Manager on nina.holmes@newsquest.co.uk or 0141 302 6036.

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Contact Us

For information on this year’s conference please contact Nina Holmes, Senior Events Manager on nina.holmes@newsquest.co.uk or 0141 302 6036.
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Nina Holmes

Senior Events Manager

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