Businesses across sectors are increasingly focused on improving diversity at senior levels, but is there also enough focus on creating a 'pipeline of diverse talent for the future'? This approach requires careful consideration and time as it can have many implications for an organisation. Is this the only or best way to create sustainable change?
Hear influencers from across the city share their perspectives on this thorny subject. What are our individual roles in creating the talent pipeline? Should we be proactive or will this naturally happen? Is this a commercial imperative or just a nice to have?
Sharing their perspectives are:
Jasvinder Gakhal, Director of Direct Line for Business. She leads a 300+ multi-discipline team, across multiple sites in the delivery of a disrutive growth strategy and is passionate about her mission to create a market shift in buying behaviour in the commercial insurance market.
Cllr James Lewis, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Resources and Strategy at Leeds City Council. He has been a Leeds City Councillor for Kippax and Methley ward since 2003. As well as being the Executive Member responsible for Smart Cities and the digital economy, James also chairs the Leeds Digital Board and is leading the Council's work to establish Leeds as the digital capital of the North.
Jeff Pearey, Lead Director for Yorkshire and North East, JLL.
Jeff has overall responsibility as the Head of the Leeds Office as well as being Director in charge of the Office Agency Team. His aims are to expand the Leeds Office and develop its profile across all sectors whilst continuing his role as a pre-eminent development consultant and office agent.
Andew Morrell, Director of Partnerships at Direct Line Group.
Working at DLG for the last 13 years, he starting on the graduate development scheme and progressed through a number of commercial and product roles in the white label partnerships, broker and Direct Line businesses. He has been in his current role as Director of partnerships for the last 18 months.
Join us, get involved in the conversation and share your perspectives and help shape a roadmap to building the talent pipeline. Also hear why creating inclusive cultures is critical for sustainable and successful companies in the 21st Century.