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DiverCity Podcast is all about equality, inclusion, and diversity in financial services, with leading commentators from around the world bringing fresh perspectives to the D&I debate. Hosted by Julia Streets, on each episode we seek to shine a light on positive progress, call out areas requiring further focus and offer lots of ideas to help drive change.
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In this episode, Host Julia Streets is joined by Stacy Lentz, LGBTQ+ activist, speaker, and co-owner of the Stonewall Inn and Eve Ellis, wealth adviser at William Blair. Together they chart the path of LGBTQ+ activism from the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement to obstacles to change in our current social and political climate. They discu…
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In this episode we discuss transitioning two very different perspectives. Host Julia Streets is joined by Josephine Hughes, a BACP Accredited Counsellor, business mentor and parent of transgender children and Liam Paschall, a transgender man committed to promoting understanding, inclusion, and allyship. They share their personal stories about the j…
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Recorded live at the Women in Payments ASEAN Symposium, in Singapore on 25 October 2023, with senior leaders, rising stars and industry experts from across the ASEAN region in attendance. Our host Julia Streets is joined by Danielle Sharpe, Chief of Staff to the Global Head of Transaction Banking for Standard Chartered Bank, Sanjeev Chatrath, Partn…
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As we continue our international conversations, in this episode we look toGhana. Host Julia Streets is joined by Darryl Koku Mawutor Abraham, the Growth Director in Africa of Taptap Send and Kingsley Abrokwah, Chief Enabler and Chief Executive Officer of Kudigo. Together they discuss how tech is providing payment solutions across the continent by a…
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In our first episode of Series 16, we begin with a special extended episode focusing on antisemitism, the ‘oldest form of hatred in the world’. Host Julia Streets is joined by Gideon Falter, Chief Executive of Campaign Against Antisemitism and national newspaper Journalist, Nicole Lampert. Together they chart the rise of antisemitism and the exclus…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Sophie Creese, Founder of MotherBoard, and Eleanor Mills, Editor in Chief of noon.org.uk. They explore the current landscape of women at work; the ages and stages of women in the workforce: from mothers to ‘Queenagers’, which now includes five generations. They discuss opportunities for women in midl…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Billie Simmons, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Daylight, a queer-owned and queer-run members-only neobank and Geffrye Parsons, Founder and CEO (‘Chief Empathy Officer’) of The Inclusion Imperative, a best-practice Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) consultancy. They explore ho…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Rebecca Ajulu-Bushell, CEO of 10,000 Black Interns Foundation and the 10,000 Able Interns Foundation, and Philiip Olagunju, Head of corporate finance at PEM, the oldest and largest independent accountancy practice in Cambridge, UK. They discuss advocating for the unrepresented through both structured…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Ed Warner, founder of the inclusive design business Motionspot and Ross Hovey, Accessibility Guru, Accessibility Consultant and Lloyds Banking Group Disability Role Model. They explore the importance of inclusive design to serve talent across all protected characteristics, with a particular focus on …
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Dorien Nuñez, Speaker, Author, Researcher, Consultant and Principal and Co-Founder of The OMNIResearch Group and Paris Prince, Director - Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for The Intentional Endowments Network. Both from the United States, Dorien shares his experience of five decades on Wall St…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by David Goldenkranz, Educator, DEI Facilitator, Coach and Consultant and Simeon Greaves, Wealth Manager at Coutts. Together they talk about leadership and where the power lies. In parallel, they discuss intersectionality through the lens of race and sexual orientation; self-identification and ways to c…
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Join us as we discuss suicide with JR (Jucinta Rome LCSW ). If you, or someone you know, are considering suicide please call or text 988. There will be someone available to speak with you and help 24/7 (all day, everyday). For more information about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please visit https://988lifeline.org/current-events/the-li…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Toby Mildon, Diversity & Inclusion Architect and founder of Mildon, a consultancy and advisory business, and Johnny Timpson OBE, principal of Johnny Timpson Consulting and Non-Executive Chair of specialist military insurance brokerage Absolute Military. Together they discuss ways to improve access to…
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We kick start Series 15 with a special Youth takeover episode. Host Julia Streets is joined by Chloe, Sirad, Megan and Harrison all of whom work as Young Consultants with the organisation Participation People. They share their perceptions of financial services and what we need to do as an industry to attract and portray financial services in an att…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Dr Rajiv Prabhakar, Senior Lecturer in Personal Finance at the Open University and Sian Williams, previously Director of Policy and Innovation at Toynbee Hall, now the new CEO of Switchback. Together they look at the financial inclusion going mainstream, and the persistent problems those on low incom…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer for Aviva Plc. As an ally, Danny shares her views about the privilege of allies, how allyship can drive meaningful change and the ways in which advocates and active bystanders can support and amplify the diversity and inclusion agenda. Together they explore the gene…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Bukola Adisa, Founder/CEO of Career Masterclass and Joseph Williams, Founder and CEO of Clu. Together they look at some of the barriers to entry into the workforce for ethnic minorities, refugees, and people with disabilities, and how social mobility could sustain the pipeline of the current skills g…
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In honour of World Menopause Month, host Julia Streets is joined by Sam Simister, co-founder of GenM and Rachel Lankester, founder of Magnificent Midlife. Together they focus on redressing the balance and creating a more positive discussion about the menopause, while also focusing their attention on some key areas of concern, for example gendered a…
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Join us as we discuss Christian Mourning in the wake of a tragedy in the Collegedale community. The Baker family would like to encourage anyone with emotional distress, thinking about, or finding themselves in a suicidal crisis to reach out for help. The Lifeline number is: 988 (SMS or Call). The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will…
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In this second conversation, which forms part of a two-part special episode celebrating and understanding neurodiversity, host Julia Streets is joined by Dan Harris, CEO of Neurodiversity in Business. Dan shares how it is important to welcome, maintain and retain neurodivergent talent. They discuss the realities of self-disclosure through the recru…
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In this first conversation, which forms part of a two-part special episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Lou Anderson, Senior Sales Development Representative at Connectr to discuss neurodiversity. Lou shares her personal journey, of living and working with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), talking about the language of…
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To kick off Series 14, we are joined by two titans of tech, Russ Shaw, Founding Partner of London Tech Week and London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London and an advisory member for Founders4Schools, and Dr Sue Black, technology evangelist, digital skills expert and Professor of Computer at Durham University.In this two-part interview, we discu…
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