Stacey Winters, Partner at Deloitte, will open the day and Andy Nicol, former Scotland rugby captain, from Abstract UK, will also be speaking at the event.

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Ms Winters said: “At Deloitte, we want the workplace to be somewhere everyone feels respected and included, where our people are judged solely on the value that they can bring.

“I believe that real diversity is only possible with such an inclusive culture.”

Gavin Neate, CEO of Neatebox, will share insight on Welcome by Neatebox, the mobile app that provides direct communication between customers with disabilities and customer service teams, while Lynsey Campbell, Executive Director, Technology for Social Good, Diversity & Inclusion, at J.P. Morgan will speak on Technology for Social Good.

We will also hear from Claire Birkenshaw, Lecturer in Childhood and Education, Carnegie School of Education, at Leeds Beckett University.

There will be two speaker panels throughout the day, Challenging Industry Norms and Real Life Real Stories Diversity Bites. Each panel will create a safe space for panelists to share some very personal and insightful views with the audience.

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ScottishPower, Diageo, MacRoberts LLP, Deloitte, City of GlasgowCollege and CIPD will all be delivering sessions throughout the day to share case studies and best practice with delegates.

There will also be an exhibitor experience at the conference, where ENABLE Scotland, enei, Inclusion Scotland, Smart STEMs and Remploy Scotland will be there to showcase how they can support diversity in business along with our sponsors.

Sarah McNulty, ScottishPower HR Operations Director, said: “The Herald Diversity Conference represents a great opportunity to share approaches that help to create a more inclusive working environment and to gain insights on how businesses are harnessing the opportunities difference of thought, values and background can bring.”

Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “We aim to be an inclusive company, which values people as individuals and creates a workforce that reflects the diversity of the local communities where we build new homes.”

Jen Blee, Diversity and Inclusion sponsor, BAE Systems, said: “Attending the conference provides a valuable insight into how different businesses are tackling inequality and creating a more diverse and inclusive working environment.

“It’s a place we can learn from each other and understand how we can make our workplace more inclusive.”

If you want to join the conference please book online here. Or contact Nina Holmes, Senior Events Manager on 0141 302 6036 for more information.