Breaking the Bias – Learnings from Leaders, on moving the DEI dial.

Cecilia Stockinger, Rebecca Otter 8 Mar 2022

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Leathwaite has collaborated with a group of Senior Executives to understand their learnings, lessons and observations on driving DEI.

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Creating an inclusive environment is a long-term approach and the only way we can create a truely diverse workforce. We share some of these executives’ learnings and advice on making material DEI progress.

Key Themes:

  • Allow for professional individuality
  • Don’t make assumptions
  • Be intentional
  • Inclusion goes beyond the office
  • Inclusion also goes beyond HR
  • Look out for the subtle
  • People, not technology, make for inclusive environments
  • Harness your superpowers
  • Role-modeling remains key
  • Representation
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Humanity is facing some difficult challenges, but there are aspects of the “here and now” that we can start acting on today. Our contribution to this topic will support the continuation of an ongoing mantra for many to maintain focus on inclusion. Resulting, we hope, in positively impacting broader DEI topics.

Many thanks to our contributors:

Andreas Halvarsson, Partner at KPMG, Paulomi Shah, Partner at Apollo Global Management, Kirsty Roth, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Thomson Reuters, Ranjit S Samra, Managing Director, Head of J. P. Morgan Wealth Management, Patricia Galloway, Non-Executive Director, Association Foreign Banks and Sakhila Mona Mirza, Executive Board Director and General Counsel, London Bullion Market Association.

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Cecilia Stockinger

Cecilia commenced her search career in 2014 and has since then built a unique track record spanning the corporate functions across a variety of industries. As a member of the EMEA team, she has successfully collaborated with clients in Germany,…

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Rebecca Otter

Rebecca is a Director in Leathwaite’s Global Human Resources Practice based in London. Covering the whole spectrum of HR specialisms at executive level, Rebecca has partnered with leading global, regional and national businesses to source, assess and secure top talent…

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