INCLUSION 2020 featured contributions from 60 expert speakers, all passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and committed to achieving lasting change. Our 2021 speaker panel will be announced shortly. Here is our line-up from 2020:
Satnam Sagoo

Satnam Sagoo

Director of Learning & Organisation Development, British Red Cross

Inspirational and ethical leader, keynote speaker, published author, learning activist.

Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey

Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey

Barrister, Clerksroom

Building a mixed common law practice, accepting instructions across a range of civil and family matters.

Paul Deemer

Paul Deemer

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, NHS Employers

HR professional helping NHS organisations to embed diversity & inclusion good practice across the NHS.

Jo Moore

Jo Moore

Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row (1COR)

1COR are winners of the ‘Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year’ and keen supporters of social mobility.

Guinevere Taylor

Guinevere Taylor

Director, EMEA Distribution, RBC Global Asset Mgmt

Women in Finance 2020 Finalist and 'Highly Commended' Award, Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards 2019

Lesley Salem

Lesley Salem

Founder, Over The Bloody Moon

Perimenopause advocate and expert, social entrepreneur, fem health advocate and change maker.

Aisha Suleiman

Aisha Suleiman

Education Program Manager, Amazon UK

Chair, Black Employee Network, and teaching D&I executives, leaders, and champions how to create inclusive organizations.

Lila Thompson

Lila Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, British Water

Guiding UK trade policy & representing the UK water industry globally. Member of the International Water Association UK committee.

Babu Maya

Babu Maya

ENRICH Network Lead, Allianz Insurance

Technical Team Leader and Network Lead, Allianz ENRICH Network (Race, International, Cultural, Heritage).

Dawn Moore

Dawn Moore

Group People Director, Murphy Group

HR Director of the Year 2019 (EMEA) Award from HRO Today. Overseeing People strategy across the UK, Ireland & Canada

Kiran Sihra

Kiran Sihra

Senior Underwriter, Prof. Indemnity, AXA

Co-founder, Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN), member of Insurance Institute of London’s Committee

Shafi Ahmed

Shafi Ahmed

Entrepreneur, Futurist and Virtual Surgeon

Multi-award-winning cancer surgeon working at The Royal London Hospital, futurist, innovator, and entrepreneur.

Ritesh Jain

Ritesh Jain

Fintech Leader | Former COO, HSBC | Advisor G20 GPFI, HBR, MIT

COO, CTO, Board Advisor and a trusted Tech Advisor to global firms & disruptors.

Amanda McKay

Amanda McKay

Quality & Assurance Director, Balfour Beatty

FT OUTstanding Top 100 LGBT+ Executive; Chair, Balfour Beatty LGBT+ and Allies Network & Co-Chair, Gender Equality Network.

Maren Burrowes

Maren Burrowes

Diversity & Inclusion Lead, RSA Group

Champion & Advocate, Gender Inclusion Network for Insurance and Founder, RSA UK D&I Council.

Amos Simbo

Amos Simbo

Director, Winway Consultants

Founder and Director, Black Professionals in Construction (BPIC) BAME Network; passionate equality advocate.

Jennie Koo

Jennie Koo

Head of Operations Risk Management, Capital One

Executive Board Member and Regional Lead for the Women in Banking & Finance (WIBF) organisation.

Bhavik Pancholi

Bhavik Pancholi

Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

British LGBT Awards 2019 'Top Ten Future Leader’ and Head of Corporate Engagement, Queer Britain

Jay Connolly

Jay Connolly

Global Chief Talent Officer, Dentons

Enhancing performance management, diversity, training and development, and compensation and benefits programs.

Christina Bosenberg

Christina Bosenberg

Science Board Member, CoachHub

Entrepreneur with 20 years' global management experience in digital organisational development, executive learning & IT.

Marion Bentata

Marion Bentata

VP - Leveraged Loans Analyst, State Street

Financial Times Future Leader, Women in Finance Awards Ambassador of the Year, British LGBT Awards Future Leader

Helen Randall

Helen Randall

Partner & LGBT Lead, Trowers & Hamlins

Specialist in procurement, Public/Private JVs, contracts & governance. Diversity Champion and Stonewall Housing Chair.

Marion Whitty

Marion Whitty

Head of Talent & Dev, Countryside Properties

People development specialist responsible for talent development, from graduates and trainees to senior leaders.

Gulnaz Raja

Gulnaz Raja

Founder, Legal & Governance Hub

Delivering legal, governance and risk support to Fintechs, Startups & SMEs | Podcaster | Blogger.

Emma Ford

Emma Ford

Head of Gas Construction, National Grid

Ambassador for diversity in the workplace, supporting Women in National Grid, mentoring colleagues and supporting the network.

Jane Hatton

Jane Hatton

Founder and CEO, Evenbreak

Social enterprise Evenbreak is run by & for disabled people, helping employers to both attract & retain talented disabled candidates.

Hazel Little

Hazel Little

Client & Programme Director, Women Returners

Qualified career coach, working with clients to design, deliver & manage returner programmes.

Chithra Marsh

Chithra Marsh

Associate Director, Buttress

Industry advocate for inclusivity & diversity, and Former Chair of Women in Property’s North West branch.

Rachel Morgan-Trimmer

Rachel Morgan-Trimmer

Consultant, Sparkle Class

Neurodiversity consultant and public speaker on ADHD and autism. Also Co-Founder of the Neurodiversity Association.

Shannon Conway

Shannon Conway

Residential Director, Glenbrook Property

Shannon is passionate about delivering schemes that embrace all ages and which foster community. Also Chair, Women in Property (NW).

Theresa Mohammed

Theresa Mohammed

Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Chair of National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC), and Partner in Dispute Resolution & Litigation at Trowers & Hamlins.

Caroline Jepson

Caroline Jepson

Vice President, CILEx

Member of the CILEx group board, the Audit & Risk Committee, the External Relations Working Group and the Education Board.

Barbara Corbett

Barbara Corbett

Senior Partner, Corbett Le Quesne

Family lawyer, mediator, collaborative lawyer, arbitrator, and member of Women in Family Law (WiFL).

Trevor Sterling

Trevor Sterling

Partner & Head of Major Trauma, Moore Barlow LLP

Award-winning equity partner, equality, diversity and inclusion advocate, and also acts as Chair of the Mary Seacole Trust (MST).

Michael Costelloe

Michael Costelloe

Chartered Legal Executive, EMG Solicitors

Passionate Diversity & Inclusion Group lead at the EMG Solicitors, and legal executive in EMG's Court of Protection department.

Jonathan Achampong

Jonathan Achampong

Partner, Wedlake Bell LLP

Property Law Specialist and Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Wedlake Bell LLP. Highly Commended - D&I Award recipient.

Rich Jones

Rich Jones

Senior Adviser, Acas

Specialisms in equality, diversity and inclusion, complaints investigation and mediation. Delivers the full range of Acas training sessions.

Natalie Gill

Natalie Gill

EMEA Director of Diversity & Inclusion, SMBC

On the Management Board of Women in Banking & Finance (WIBF), aiming to bring a gender lens to Financial Services.

Amisha Davda

Amisha Davda

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, WWF

Helping organisations turn their positive intentions into positive impact at work. D&I Consultant for the Breaking Barriers charity.

Sacha Thompson

Sacha Thompson

Founder & CEO, The Equity Equation, LLC

Removing barriers & providing support to get to a place of equality. Coaching executives on changes that develop institutional cultures of DEI.

Jenine Abdo

Jenine Abdo

Head of Children & Public Law, Hutton's Law

Junior Vice President & D&I officer, Cardiff & District Law Society. Committee member, Show Racism the Red Card.

Suzie Miller

Suzie Miller

Senior Solutions Architect, Microsoft

Passionate about making both tech and life more accessible for all, and driving inclusion for customers and employees.

Danielle Coe

Danielle Coe

Founder, Black Women in Clinical Research

Experienced clinical research professional and committed to helping black women thrive within the clinical research industry.

Karen Wallace

Karen Wallace

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Mgr, ScotRail Alliance

Highly experienced D&I practitioner, creating transformational change at both a strategic and a grass-roots level.

Jackie Anyango

Jackie Anyango

Senior Business Dev Coordinator, Skanska

BAME+ Network Lead at Skanska and passionate inclusion advocate, with 8 years' experience in the construction industry.

Nina Mohanty

Nina Mohanty

Business Development, Klarna

Women in FinTech Power List, business developer, passionate about potential of FinTech to better financial inclusion.

Katie Neeves

Katie Neeves

Trans Ambassador, Cool2BTrans

Helping organisations with D&I by providing trans awareness training & public speaking. Professional photographer.

Louisa Lombardo

Louisa Lombardo

Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA, Chubb

Award-winning D&I professional. Former co-chair of Gender Inclusion Network (GIN). Change Management Registered Practitioner (APMG).

Jamie Carrahar

Jamie Carrahar

Chair, British Army LGBT+ Forum

Captain in the British Army, Chair of the Army’s LGBT+ Forum, Senior Lecturer - Leadership and Management.

Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Founder & MD, Harrington Starr

Working towards equality through hiring strategies & retention methods, and Presenter host of 'Fintech With Nadia: The D&I Discussions'.

Saskia Bewley

Saskia Bewley

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Hachette UK

In her role, Saskia advises Hachette UK on its diversity strategy to ensure HUK has a role in influencing the national agenda.

Alia Cooper

Alia Cooper

Head of Europe Compliance Framework, HSBC

Global Ability Network Co-Chair and specialising in particular in transformation change.

Richard Odufisan

Richard Odufisan

Consulting Black Action Plan Implementation Lead, Deloitte UK

Leader in the firm’s D&I agenda, Inclusion Lead, Mental Health & Wellbeing Champion.

Kavaljeet Bhamra

Kavaljeet Bhamra

Service Continuity Lead, BP

Executive Chairman of BP’s Positively Ethnic Network (PEN), helping to shape the group-wide D&I strategy.

Ulysses Smith

Ulysses Smith

Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Blend

Responsible for building Diversity, Equality and Inclusion functions, creating inclusive environments & driving social impact through product.

Sonya Barlow

Sonya Barlow

Founder, Like Minded Females (LMF)

Entrepreneur | TEDxSpeaker | Independent Diversity Consultant | Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs under 50 and Most Influential Woman in Tech.

Annie Lummis

Annie Lummis

Global Diversity & Inclusion AVP, Barclays

Expert in implementing global D&I strategy and across LGBT+, Gender, Multicultural, Multigenerational & Disability.

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