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reWorked: The Diversity and Inclusion Podcast
38 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Series 4, Episode 6: Building safe spaces and harnessing psychological safety
Securing an environment of respect in which your team is encouraged to think critically are essential threads weaving into the fabric of your inclusive culture. Feeling encouraged to speak up, challenge thoughts, and have difficult conversations are vital in workplaces – after all, the most cutting-edge, risk taking and creative of organisations stray away from a monolith of thinking and approaches. Feeling empowered to do this without facing embarrassment or hostility must be a given.We’re joined in this episode by EW Group experts, Sharla Smith, Nina Mayler and David Ruebain, to explore the increasingly debated topics of safe spaces and psychological safety. Hear how they approach these themes differently and discover why they think work cultures build on safety are key.Connect with Sharla, Nina and David on LinkedIn.Follow EW Group on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest news and thinking in diversity and inclusion.EW Group has worked with organisations to build more diverse and inclusive cultures for almost thirty years. Get in touch to explore how we can work with you to build safe and inclusive environments at work.
37 minutes | May 17, 2021
Series 4, Episode 5: Stand Up Poet Kate Fox on Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Born in Bradford and now living by the sea in the North East, Kate Fox is a poet, comic, radio journalist and wild swimmer. A regular guest on BBC R4, she is a doctor of comedy – it was the subject of her PhD – and identifies as neurodivergent. Kate and Rachael discuss what happens when some of these passions and talents intersect and explore what neurodiversity in the workplace means for your colleagues.Follow Kate on TwitterCheck out her blog on neurodiversity at workBuy Kate’s latest poetry collection, The OscillationsLearn more about how you can support neurodiversity by reading our workplace guide.Stay up to date with EW Group on Twitter and LinkedIn.EW Group has worked with organisations to build more diverse and inclusive cultures for almost thirty years. Our offerings include effective training in Diversity and Inclusion and Inclusive Cultures, Diversity Audits, and Strategy and Policy Support. Gain a fair advantage by building a truly fair and inclusive workplace.
39 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Series 4, Episode 4: Babita Sharma: Anchoring on Social History
Babita Sharma is a broadcaster, journalist and author. A well-known anchor for BBC News, Babita was born the daughter of first-generation immigrant shopkeepers in Reading, Berkshire.Her family’s story was the starting point for her critically-acclaimed documentary Booze, Beans & Bhajis: The Story of the Corner Shop which aired on BBC Four in 2016. She has since published a book on the social history of the corner shop in Britain (which was a Between the Covers pick on BBC Two) and will soon get to work on a children’s picture book series. Babita is a big believer in unblocking barriers to progression for diverse groups and was a mentor on a programme which EW Group designed for the BBC in 2014.We chat about her career so far, class, representation and finding a platform for her very personal story.Follow Babita on Twitter @BabitaTVStay up to date with EW Group news by signing up to our monthly newsletter and by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
38 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Series 4, Episode 3: ‘Nevertheless we bounce back’ Tom Shakespeare on Disability, Storytelling and Overcoming Adversity
Tom Shakespeare is one of the UK’s leading social scientists. He is Professor of Disability Research at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has taught, written and researched widely on disability rights and bioethics. In 2011 he co-authored and co-edited the World Report on Disability for the World Health Organisation. Among other things, he’s currently researching how the pandemic has impacted disabled people in England and Scotland, and writing a novel about a time-travelling pub. Tom continues to find time to be a broadcaster and regular contributor to news and current affairs programmes. We talk about making complex ideas simple, strength in adversity, and about giving voice to the lived experience of disabled people through the pandemic.Learn more about Tom's work and follow him on Twitter.Get in touch to find out how we can work with you to progress your organisation's inclusion.
34 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Series 4, Episode 2: Jewish Women’s Aid CEO Naomi Dickson on Faith and Inclusion
Naomi Dickson is chief executive of Jewish Women’s Aid, the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. She’s been involved in the organisation for two decades, starting out as a volunteer. Last year Naomi’s tireless work to support vulnerable women was recognised when she was included in the BBC’s 100 Women list. Naomi’s work intersects faith and vulnerable women. She talks to Rachael about how faith influences her leadership, the extent to which she thinks it’s important to reflect the diversity of the community her organisation serves, and the longer term ramifications of the recent media spotlight on anti-Semitism. We also ask: “what can organisations proactively do to mitigate Anti-Semitism and make sure Jewish employees feel included?”.Follow Jewish Women’s Aid Follow Naomi on Twitter Follow Rachael on Twitter Follow EW Group
7 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Series 4, Episode 1: How to carry diversity and inclusion into 2021
reWorked is the diversity and inclusion podcast which unpicks the fabric of working culture. We’re launching our fourth season with a special preview of the themes we think are going to be top of the agenda in 2021. From the health inequalities brought to light by Covid-19 to the Black Lives Matter movement, diversity and inclusion was never far from our minds in 2020. What have we learnt and what has changed? In this Series 4 launch episode of reWorked, Rachael Wilson sets out what individuals can do in 2021 to build more inclusive work cultures and what organisations can do to progress their D&I agenda. It might be in the form of rolling out company-wide training in diversity and inclusion to your teams. It could be to become accredited in diversity. Or it might be simply taking a stance on equality through specialist guidance. Listen to this episode to discover the range of priorities you can consider for 2021 and get in touch to explore how we can support you. Learn more about the Diversity Development Standard and how your organisation can become accredited in D&I this year.Stay up to date with EW Group news by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Listen, share, and let us know what topics you would like to hear discussed on reWorked in Series 4.
35 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Series 3, Episode 15: Disability: visibility, equality and inclusion
To mark the recent 25-year anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, activists and EW Group consultants, David Ruebain and Agnes Fletcher, look back at their involvement in campaigning for disability rights during the 1990s. They delve into what has been accomplished for progressing visibility and equality for disabled people and what is yet to be done to make workplaces and society fair and accessible for people with a range of disabilities. Connect with David and Agnes on LinkedIn.Listen, share, and let us know what topics you would like to see on reWorked in Series 4.Need some support developing your diversity and inclusion strategy? Get in touch to see how we can work with you to attract diverse talent to your organisation.
36 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Series 3, Episode 14: Building an anti-racist and inclusive culture, with Yvonne Howard and Safina Nadeem
This month on reWorked, we are joined by EW Group diversity consultants Safina Nadeem and Yvonne Howard.EW Group’s Business Development Manager, Luke Robinson, sits down with Yvonne and Safina to look back on 2020 from the perspective of Covid-19 and anti-racism. They explore the changes to the world of work, with training going online, and the positive actions organisations are making in response to Black Lives Matter. Find out what organisations can do year-round to create a truly inclusive and anti-racist work culture for their Black, Asian and minority ethnic employees, customers, and stakeholders. Connect with Safina and Yvonne on LinkedIn. Get in touch to find out how we can work with you to build an anti-racist and inclusive culture.
24 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Series 3, Episode 13: Socioeconomic disadvantage in education and student bursaries, with Karen Kennard
Karen Kennard first witnessed the difficulty of students being able to access information about education bursaries when her son embarked to University. She subsequently founded The Scholarship Hub, a social enterprise that offers a centralised database and support for students to explore funding opportunities for them. Karen talks to Lisa Jobson about the work of The Scholarship Hub and how the rise in tuition fees has created inequality from a socioeconomic perspective amongst students from many backgrounds.Learn more about The Scholarship Hub by visiting their website and following them on Twitter.Get in touch to explore how we can work with you to attract diverse talent to your organisation.
29 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Series 3, Episode 12: Achieving diverse and authentic representations through your advertising and marketing, with Mark Runacus MBE
Outvertising is a not-for-profit advertising and marketing advocacy group that collaborates with brands to push for increased and more diverse LGBT+ representations in ads and on our screens. Outvertising’s Chair, Mark Runacus MBE, joins Mitch to discuss how organisations can become more inclusive in their messaging, and the positive impact this has on society and in business. Mark has more than thirty years of experience working in advertising. More recently, he was awarded an MBE for his services to the industry and became the Chair this growing group that fights for better LGBT+ coverage in things we consume daily: from ads to TV.In this episode, you’ll learn what steps you can take to create diverse and inclusive representations, why this is so very important, and how it plays a large part in employees feeling able to bring their whole selves to work.Learn more about the work Outvertising does with brands.Connect with Mark on LinkedIn and Twitter.Or get in touch to explore how we can work to improve D&I in your workplace.
25 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Series 3, Episode 11: Disability, Race and Building Resilience, with Winston Clements.
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Resilience Speaker, Winston Clements, joins reWorked with Catherine Manser. Having been born with a rare bone condition, Winston fractured 150 bones by the age of twelve. But throughout his life, he has not let this condition withhold him from his aspirations. He since went on to University and is now a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and frequent resilience spokesperson – his current ambition is to reach 1 billion people through his keynote talks. Listen to hear Winston's perspective on organisational involvement with the Black Lives Matter movement, the importance of intersectionality, and his experience in Britain as a black disabled man.Connect with Winston on LinkedIn and listen to his TEDx talks.It’s crucial for organisations to take an intersectional approach to diversity and inclusion. Get in touch with the EW team to learn more.For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
33 minutes | May 14, 2020
Series 3, Episode 10: Navigating the job market as a visually impaired candidate, with Emily Watton
Join Lisa and Emily in conversation about Emily’s experience as a visually impaired candidate navigating the job market post-university and subsequently, the work she has led raising awareness around accessibility for disabled employees at Cambridge University Press and more widely within the Publishing sector through her involvement with Publishing Industry Enabled. You’re listening to reWorked, the EW Group podcast on company culture. For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
31 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Series 3, Episode 9: Inspiring change and social mobility, with Reggie Nelson
Reggie Nelson joins Lisa on the reWorked podcast to discuss how knocking on doors in one of London’s richest neighbourhoods landed him a dream job in the City. Reggie shines a light on why equal opportunities and levelling the playing field for those entering the world of work is an important priority for all workplaces. He has spoken about the importance of social mobility on platforms including BBC News, This Morning, TEDx and Sky News and currently sits on the advisory board at social mobility organisation upReach. Connect with Reggie on LinkedIn and follow his work on Twitter.Is social mobility a priority for your organisation? Training in Recruitment and Selection will help your line managers and hiring teams access the best and broadest pool of possible talent. Or see how Diversity Audits identify areas where an organisation can further improve in terms of D&I. For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
26 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Series 3, Episode 8: Diversity and Inclusion: the past and the future, with David Ruebain
David speaks candidly about his career in D&I, from his work as an education and equality lawyer to his critical involvement as Director of Legal Policy in creating and implementing the Equality Act 2010. He discusses how having a disability impacted his likelihood of pursuing further and higher education whilst growing up, before going on to University to study Law. Jane and David speak about some of his proudest moments throughout his career and how the landscape of diversity and inclusion is evolving into the future. You’re listening to reWorked, the EW Group podcast on company culture. For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
28 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
Series 3, Episode 7: Encouraging diversity in advertising at Channel 4 with Matt Salmon
In this episode of reWorked Matt Salmon, Head of Agency & Client Sales and Commercial Marketing at Channel 4, joins Gill, EW’s Marketing Manager, to discuss the origins, objectives and outcomes of C4’s Diversity in Advertising Award. Find out how it’s contributing to a more diverse advertising, broadcasting and cultural landscape and about the contribution made by the world’s largest piece of research ever carried out on diversity in advertising.You’re listening to reWorked, the EW Group podcast on company culture.For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
23 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Series 3, Episode 6: Building a gender-equal police force with Miles Ockwell
This week MD Lisa Jobson speaks to HeForShe-pledger Miles Ockwell, Detective Superintendent for West Sussex Police.Detective Superintendent Miles Ockwell talks to Lisa about why he decided to persuade the UN to accept the West Sussex Police force as the first UK Thematic Champion of the HeforShe campaign, which deals with gender inequality. They talk about the impact the project has had on gender disparity in West Sussex Police and in the police force nationally following its subsequent adoption by every force in the UK, as well as the challenges they face in the future.Follow Miles’ work on Twitter @Supt_Ockwell.See Sussex Police’s progress in terms of gender equality by reading their upcoming annual report by visiting their website.You’re listening to reWorked, the EW Group podcast on company culture. For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
30 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
Series 3, Episode 5: Transforming workplace culture through co-production and reverse mentoring, with Sandra Mellors
This week CEO Jane Farrell speaks to Sandra Mellors, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer for Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.Following a Care Quality Commission recommendation, and with patient outcomes at its heart, the Trust embarked on a major change programme that has had far reaching effects on the culture of the organisation and the lives of staff, patients and carers. Sandra speaks candidly about the personal impact of the Trust’s transformation, and the practical steps they took; from co-production of strategy with staff, patients and carers through to the adoption of reverse mentoring. The Trust has since received a CQC “outstanding” award and were named ‘Trust of the Year’ by the Healthcare Service Journal.You’re listening to reWorked, the EW Group podcast on company culture. For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
12 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Series 3, Episode 4: Where to start with diversity and inclusion
Is your organisation keen to start its D&I journey but unsure where to begin? In this episode of reWorked, Rachael offers practical advice for companies who are about to take their first steps towards creating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture. Following the tips in this mini-guide will benefit your current employees from all backgrounds and help your organisation implement D&I as part of the business strategy. Benefits include; improved employee satisfaction and retention, productivity and the ability to attract and recruit candidates from a more diverse group.Get in touch to find out more about how our 27 years of experience can help your organisation kick off its D&I journey. If you’re interested to hear how Lloyds Bank increased their diversity and inclusion agenda, listen to the recent reWorked podcast with Lloyds’ Anthony Francis.Connect with Rachael on LinkedIn or Twitter.You’re listening to reWorked, the EW Group podcast on company culture. For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
27 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
Series 3, Episode 3: Being a carer, activist and advocate for neurodiversity with Stephanie Nimmo
Was this in the plan? Blogger, author and activist Stephanie Nimmo, tells Rachael about her turbulent and inspiring story of being catapulted into life as a carer. She discusses what employers could do to keep carers in the workforce, as well the raft of valuable soft skills that carers develop: from stakeholder management to project management underpinned by a hefty dose of resilience. Steph also shares her personal experiences of supporting her sons as they join the workforce and the need for improved company-wide support for neurodiversity.Follow Stephanie on Twitter, visit her website and read her blog 'Was This in the Plan?'.You’re listening to Reworked, the EW Group podcast on company culture.For more on EW Group and the work we do to create inclusive cultures, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit our website.
31 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
Series 3, Episode 2: Challenging workplace attitudes to the menopause with activist Meg Mathews
Meg Mathews talks frankly about her personal experience of going through the menopause and how it led to her becoming a leading menopause activist in the UK. Meg tells Rachael about what she thinks businesses should be doing to support their female employees. Listen out for her Hungarian vizsla Ziggy, who gets involved in the conversation too.To hear more about Meg's activism and line of menopause products, follow Meg on Instagram @MegMathewsOfficial_ and Twitter @MegMathews.
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