In-Person Schedule

Announcing the UnderOne Festival 2024 Agenda

We are thrilled to unveil the comprehensive schedule for the upcoming UnderOne Festival, a two-day event dedicated to celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion. From thought-provoking keynote speeches to engaging panel discussions and interactive workshops, the festival promises to be a transformative experience for all attendees.

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Day 1
July 24, 2024
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Registration and Refreshments

Location:

No description required

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Laugh Your Way to Wellness: Immunity-Boosting Laughter Yoga Session

Location:
Lotte Mikkelsen
Lotte Mikkelsen
Leading Laughter Yoga Experts

Join Lotte for a morning laughter yoga session and unlock the transformative power of laughter! Immerse yourself in a unique blend of deep breathing, playful exercises, and contagious laughter to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Discover the joy of genuine laughter and experience the countless benefits it brings, from reducing stress and boosting immunity to enhancing overall well-being.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Harmonise Your Mind: Relaxation Through Sound Vibrations

Location:
Jo Jo Sounds
Jo Jo Sounds

Start the day with a soul-nourishing sound bath session and immerse yourself in waves of blissful resonance with Jo Let the soothing vibrations of crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, and other sacred instruments wash over you, guiding you into a state of deep relaxation and inner harmony. Tune out the noise of the world and tune into the healing frequencies that resonate with your body, mind, and spirit.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

De-stress with Michael Adu aka Mr Find Your Calm

Location:
Michael Adu
Michael Adu
Founder
London Stress Centre

Banish stress this afternoon and indulge in a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation with Michael Adu from the London Stress Centre. Treat yourself to a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of daily life as you unwind and de-stress.

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Chair Opening Remarks

Location:
Lydiah Igweh
Lydiah Igweh
Global DEI Leader, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Creative Director

Festival founder, Lydiah Igweh will open UnderOne Festival 2024, setting the tone for a transformative journey, sharing her vision and passion for fostering unity, connection, and empowerment.

10:15 am - 10:20 am

Welcome Address

Location:
Professor Anne-Marie Kilday
Professor Anne-Marie Kilday
Vice-Chancellor
University of Northampton

Anne-Marie Kilday, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton and Advisory Board member of UnderOne Festival, wil deliver the welcome address.

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Spoken Word Performance with Poet in Residence, Kat Francois

Location:
Kat François
Kat François
Poet in Residence

Immerse yourself in the power of poetry as award-winning spoken word artist Joelle Taylor takes to the stage to deliver a captivating performance. Prepare to be moved and inspired by Joelle's dynamic words and thought-provoking storytelling, adding a touch of artistry and creativity to the festival agenda.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Opening Keynote: DEI in Flux: Adapting and Sustaining Momentum in a Changing World

Location:
Dr. Asif Sadiq MBE
Dr. Asif Sadiq MBE
Chief DEI Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery

Dr. Asif Sadiq MBE, of Warner Bros. Discovery, delivers the opening Keynote address. With his profound insights and expertise, Dr. Sadiq will guide us on a journey from Diversity to Unity, illuminating the path towards crafting a DEI roadmap for global transformation.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Fireside Chat - Fostering Inclusivity: A Fireside Chat on Supporting Parents and Carers in the Workplace

Location:
Claire Thomas
Claire Thomas
Trustee
Equality Starts at Home
Lisa Mead
Lisa Mead
Artistic Director & CEO
Apples and Snakes

TBC

11:30 am - 11:50 pm

Networking Tea Break

Location:

Enjoy some refreshments, and expand your professional circle rapidly in this fast-paced session. Make meaningful connections efficiently and maximise your networking opportunities

11:50 am - 12:30 pm

Panel Series: A Empowering Abilities: Redefining Disability and Unlocking Potential

Location:
Priyaneet Kainth
Priyaneet Kainth
Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
Haleon
Dr Mark Esho MBE
Dr Mark Esho MBE
Director
Easy Internet Services
Sarah Stephenson-Hunter
Sarah Stephenson-Hunter
Founding Co-Director
Simply Equality Ltd
Christina Murdock
Christina Murdock
DEI & Wellbeing Coach, Consultant, and Trainer
Soho House

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion as we explore the dynamic landscape of disability in the workplace. In "Empowering Abilities," our esteemed panelists will delve into innovative strategies, inclusive practices, and success stories that redefine perceptions and champion the abilities of every individual. From fostering diversity to breaking down barriers, this discussion promises to ignite dialogue, inspire action, and pave the way for a more inclusive and empowered workforce.

11:50 am - 12:30 pm

Panel Series: B Aligning DEI Strategy with Business Imperatives

Location:
Nadia Nagamootoo
Nadia Nagamootoo
Founder and CEO
Avenir Consulting
Dr. Asif Sadiq MBE
Dr. Asif Sadiq MBE
Chief DEI Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery
Alan Holmes
Alan Holmes
Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Clyde & Co
Debbie Tembo
Debbie Tembo
Inclusive Partner
Creative Equals
Sybil Taunton
Sybil Taunton
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

This thought-provoking panel discussion focuses on inclusive leadership and the power of data-driven collaboration in fostering equity and engagement in the workplace. Our panelists will explore how evidence-based practices can drive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives forward, transforming organisational culture and promoting meaningful participation from all members. Gain valuable insights, innovative strategies, and actionable takeaways to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace environment.

11:50 am - 12:30 pm

Panel Series: C Empowering Diversity and Inclusion Champions: Unlocking the Power of ERGs

Location:
Corina Pascal
Corina Pascal
Global Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Leader
Benjah Pozi-Quansah
Benjah Pozi-Quansah
Social & Digital Content Manager
Warner Bros. Discovery UK
Georgina Warren
Georgina Warren
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director
IHG Hotels and Resorts
Francisco Gallego
Francisco Gallego
Global Inclusion and Diversity Manager
Expedia Group (Spain)

In this session, we'll hear from passionate advocates and leaders within Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) who are driving positive change and championing diversity and inclusion within their organisations. Gain valuable insights, practical strategies, and firsthand experiences as our panelists share their journeys, successes, and challenges in fostering an inclusive workplace culture.

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

Inclusion X powered by Diversity X VC

Location:

Join us as we explore innovative approaches and strategies employed by leaders worldwide to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organisations. From embracing diverse perspectives to dismantling barriers, our panelists will share their insights, experiences, and best practices for leading boldly in today's diverse and dynamic global landscape.

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Lunch

Location:

No description required

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Series: Workshop A - A Practical Approach to Navigating Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Location:
Ian C. Tomlin
Ian C. Tomlin
Chairman
The UWI

Understanding neurodiversity and different neurotypes, the benefits of accommodating neurdivergent employees, and best practice for creating a more inclusive workplace.

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Series: Workshop B - Increasing diversity at the senior levels of your organisation.

Location:
Sanchia Alasia
Sanchia Alasia
Sanchia Consulting Ltd
Managing Director

This session will look at best practice strategies in increasing diversity at the senior levels of your organisation including recruitment practice, nurturing existing staff and identifying progression opportunities, what policies should be in place and leveraging your staff networks.

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Series: Workshop C -Equally Yours - Diversity Game-Based Learning

Location:
Akin Thomas
Akin Thomas
Chief Executive Officer
AKD Solutions

Discover Equally Yours, a dynamic learning solution fostering awareness and understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion. Through engaging gameplay, participants navigate questions, scenarios, and activities, accumulating points and sparking meaningful conversations. From factual inquiries to real-life scenarios and thought-provoking discussions, Equally Yours offers a comprehensive yet flexible approach to transformative learning. Join us on this journey of exploration and growth.

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Series: Workshop D - Workshop Series: Workshop D - Cultural Intelligence: A Cornerstone of Global DEI Excellence

Location:
Ritika Wadhwa
Ritika Wadhwa
Founder and CEO
Prabhaav Global

Unlock the secrets of successful leadership in diverse environments with our workshop on "Cultural Intelligence: Mastering Diversity in Leadership." Cultural intelligence (CQ) is a critical skill for today's leaders, enabling them to navigate complex cultural landscapes and drive impactful outcomes. Join us for an engaging and interactive session where you'll discover the essence of CQ, learn practical strategies for developing it, and explore how to apply CQ principles in real-world scenarios. Whether you're a seasoned executive or an emerging leader, this workshop will equip you with the tools and insights needed to thrive in today's multicultural workplaces.

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Networking Tea Break

Location:

No description required

3:25 pm - 4:05 pm

Panel Discussion E: Diverse Minds, Inclusive Spaces: Embracing Neurodiversity Together

Location:
Hannah Litt
Hannah Litt
Consultant
Tumi Sotire
Tumi Sotire

The Black Dyspraxic
Tania Gerard
Tania Gerard
Founder
Tania Gerard Digital
Alex Manners
Alex Manners
Neurodiversity & Autism Speaker, Asperger's Champion, Presenter & Author

In this session, our panelists will explore the full spectrum of neurodiversity and its importance in fostering inclusive environments. From understanding different neurotypes to promoting acceptance and accommodation, we'll explore how organisations can create supportive spaces that celebrate the unique strengths and talents of neurodiverse individuals.

3:25 pm - 4:05 pm

Panel Discussion F: Pride in Perspective: Voices of the LGBTQ+ Community

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Tim Hardy-Lenik
Tim Hardy-Lenik
Global Head of Engagement, DEI & Culture
Belron International
Joelle Taylor
Joelle Taylor
Poet
Apples & Snakes
Kim Sabate
Kim Sabate
Founder
TRANSetter (Scotland)
Hayley Bennett
Hayley Bennett
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant
Nutmegs

In this inclusive and empowering session, members and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community will share their stories, experiences, and insights on navigating identity, acceptance, and inclusion. From personal journeys to broader societal issues, our panelists will offer diverse perspectives and shed light on the challenges and triumphs of LGBTQ+ individuals.

3:25 pm - 4:05 pm

Panel Discussion G: Embracing Age Diversity: Building an Inclusive Culture for Every Generation

Location:
Michael Jakubiak
Michael Jakubiak
Socially Responsible Founder
ND Axon
Rachele Focardi
Rachele Focardi
CEO
XYZ@Work
Stephen Adeoye
Stephen Adeoye
Founder & CEO
Beyond Education
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson
CEO
The Age Diversity Forum

In this session, we'll explore the dynamics of age diversity and the importance of creating an inclusive environment where employees of all generations feel valued and respected. Our panelists will share insights, strategies, and best practices for bridging generational differences, promoting collaboration, and maximising the strengths of each age group. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career, this discussion offers valuable insights into building a more cohesive and productive workforce.

3:25 pm - 4:05 pm

Panel Discussion H: Artistic Voices Unite: Harnessing Diversity for Impactful Storytelling

Location:
Christina Murdock
Christina Murdock
DEI & Wellbeing Coach, Consultant, and Trainer
Soho House
Lisa Mead
Lisa Mead
Artistic Director & CEO
Apples and Snakes
Amerah Saleh
Amerah Saleh
Co-founder
Verve Poetry Press
William Thompson
William Thompson
Actor, Comedian and Writer

Explore how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are reshaping the landscape of storytelling in the creative arts sector. Our panel of artists, writers, and performers will share their insights on leveraging diverse perspectives to create meaningful narratives that resonate with audiences worldwide.

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm

Leadership Forum; Cultural Integration: The Intersection of DE&I and Organisational Culture

Location:
Leonia Goromba
Leonia Goromba
Global Inclusion & Early Careers Manager
Informa Connect

Engage in dynamic discourse during the roundtable discussions at UnderOne Festival 2024, where diverse perspectives converge to explore pressing issues and innovative solutions. These interactive sessions promise rich insights and collaborative brainstorming, culminating in the creation of a comprehensive whitepaper that captures the collective wisdom and actionable recommendations generated throughout the festival.

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm

Leadership Forum; Tech Evolution: Embracing Inclusive, Responsible, and Innovative Practices

Location:
Gori Yahaya
Gori Yahaya
Founder & CEO
Upskill Universe

Engage in dynamic discourse during the roundtable discussions at UnderOne Festival 2024, where diverse perspectives converge to explore pressing issues and innovative solutions. These interactive sessions promise rich insights and collaborative brainstorming, culminating in the creation of a comprehensive whitepaper that captures the collective wisdom and actionable recommendations generated throughout the festival.

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm

Leadership Forum; ESG Imperative: Aligning Environmental, Social, and Governance Goals with DEI Principles

Location:
Sabrina Shadie
Sabrina Shadie
Founder and CEO
D'Rose Development Consultancy Ltd

Engage in dynamic discourse during the roundtable discussions at UnderOne Festival 2024, where diverse perspectives converge to explore pressing issues and innovative solutions. These interactive sessions promise rich insights and collaborative brainstorming, culminating in the creation of a comprehensive whitepaper that captures the collective wisdom and actionable recommendations generated throughout the festival.

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Chair Closing Remarks

Location:
Lydiah Igweh
Lydiah Igweh
Global DEI Leader, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Creative Director

As we draw the curtains on Day 1 of the UnderOne Festival, join us for the Chair's closing remarks. Reflect on the insightful discussions, inspiring moments, and meaningful connections made throughout the day. Prepare to leave with renewed energy and anticipation for what tomorrow holds as we continue our journey towards unity, empowerment, and transformation.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

InclusionX powered by Diversity X VC: with Drinks and Canapes - Sponsored by Clyde and Co .

Step into the Curious Lounge and unwind after a day filled with inspiration at the UnderOne Festival. Join us for speed networking, where you can mingle with fellow attendees, enjoy refreshing drinks, and savour delectable canaps. It's the perfect opportunity to relax, connect, and recharge for the exciting experiences that lie ahead.

Day 2
July 25, 2024
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Registration and Refreshments

Location:

No description required

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Laugh Your Way to Wellness: Immunity-Boosting Laughter Yoga Session

Location:
Lotte Mikkelsen
Lotte Mikkelsen
Leading Laughter Yoga Experts

Join Lotte for a morning laughter yoga session and unlock the transformative power of laughter! Immerse yourself in a unique blend of deep breathing, playful exercises, and contagious laughter to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Discover the joy of genuine laughter and experience the countless benefits it brings, from reducing stress and boosting immunity to enhancing overall well-being.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Align and Flow: Yoga with Chris

Location:
Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson
Co-founder
Yoga Therapies

Join Chris for an afternoon yoga session and embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the present moment as you flow through gentle movements, guided breathwork, and mindful meditation. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, this session offers a space for inner peace, balance, and connection with your body, mind, and spirit. Leave behind the stresses of the day and join us on the mat as we cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner harmony. Namaste.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Journaling with Kat

Location:
Kat François
Kat François
Poet in Residence

Banish stress this afternoon and indulge in a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation with Michael Adu from the London Stress Centre. Treat yourself to a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of daily life as you unwind and de-stress.

10:10 am - 10:15 am

Chair Opening Remarks

Location:
Lydiah Igweh
Lydiah Igweh
Global DEI Leader, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Creative Director

On Day 2 of the UnderOne Festival 2024, join us as festival founder Lydiah Igweh opens the event, setting the tone for an inspiring journey ahead. With her vision and passion, she will share insights on fostering unity, connection, and empowerment, igniting the spirit of collaboration and growth among attendees.

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Spoken-word Performance with award-winning poet, Joelle Taylor

Location:
Joelle Taylor
Joelle Taylor
Poet
Apples & Snakes

Experience the enchanting allure of poetry on Day 2 of the festival, as award-winning spoken word artist Joelle Taylor graces the stage. Get ready to be swept away by her mesmerising performance, filled with dynamic words and compelling storytelling that promise to ignite inspiration and creativity, enriching the festival agenda with artistry and depth.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Panel Series G: Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership and Governance

Location:
Aduke Onafowokan
Aduke Onafowokan
Lead Associate
Inclusivitii
Sukh Randhawa
Sukh Randhawa
Founder
SukhSense
Denise Keating
Denise Keating
Chief Executive Officer
Umbrella HR
Alan Holmes
Alan Holmes
Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Clyde & Co

In this session, our panelists will explore the vital intersection of leadership and governance with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles. From examining inclusive leadership practices to addressing systemic biases in governance structures, we'll delve into the challenges and opportunities for promoting DEI in leadership roles and decision-making processes. Whether you're a leader, policymaker, or advocate for social change, this discussion offers valuable insights and strategies for fostering equitable and inclusive leadership and governance practices.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Fireside Chat - Breaking Barriers and Championing inclusivity with Maria de Mar Galceron Gadea

Location:
María del Mar Galcerán Gadea
María del Mar Galcerán Gadea
Politician
Corts Valencianes (Spain)
Francisco Gallego
Francisco Gallego
Global Inclusion and Diversity Manager
Expedia Group (Spain)

Join us for a Fireside Chat featuring Maria de Mar Galceron Gadea, a trailblazer in championing inclusivity. As the first politician with Down Syndrome to enter the Corts Valencianas, Maria's journey is one of courage, resilience, and inspiration. Engage in a compelling conversation as Maria shares her experiences, insights, and vision for breaking barriers and fostering a more inclusive society for all.

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Networking Tea Break

Location:

No description required

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Panel Discussion A: How Can We Implement Practical Strategies for Cultivating Cultural Inclusivity?

Location:
Dr Noémie Hermeking
Dr Noémie Hermeking
Diversity and inclusion officer
FortSchritt Bayern (Germany)
Simba Rwambiwa
Simba Rwambiwa
Co-founder and Managing Director
Palmlove Care Services
Ritika Wadhwa
Ritika Wadhwa
Founder and CEO
Prabhaav Global
Annika Allen
Annika Allen
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
All3Media
Kiza Ishemo
Kiza Ishemo
EDI Lead
Scope

In this session, our panelists will share actionable steps and best practices for creating an inclusive culture where diversity thrives. From fostering understanding and empathy to implementing effective communication strategies, we'll explore how organisations can navigate the journey towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with buy-in from all stakeholders. Whether you're a leader seeking to champion DEI initiatives or an individual looking to contribute to a more inclusive workplace, this discussion offers invaluable insights and tools for driving meaningful change.

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Panel Discussion B: Advancing Race Equality in Today's World

Location:
Joanne Conway
Joanne Conway
Global Head of Inclusion & Culture
DLA Piper
David Taylor
David Taylor
Senior Advisor Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Crowe UK
Mandeep Rupra
Mandeep Rupra
Director of Equity and Culture
Citizens Advice
Misha B
Misha B
Singer and Recording Artist
Michael Adu
Michael Adu
Founder
London Stress Centre

In this vital conversation, our panelists will address the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for achieving race equality in our communities and workplaces. From confronting systemic racism to promoting diversity and inclusion, we'll explore how individuals and organisations can work together to dismantle barriers and create a more equitable society for all.

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Panel Discussion C: Gender Equality -Where do we go from here?

Location:
Shivani Uberoi
Shivani Uberoi
Founder
The Wallflower Academy
Miikka Huhta
Miikka Huhta
Consultant & Author
Miltton (Finland)
Lucile Kamar
Lucile Kamar
Leadership & Mindset Coach
Lucy Adler
Lucy Adler
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
SHL
Samantha Owo
Samantha Owo
Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead
Lloyds Banking Group

In this thought-provoking session, our panelists will explore the complexities of gender identity, roles, and expectations in society and the workplace. From addressing gender biases and stereotypes to promoting gender equality and inclusivity, we'll delve into the challenges and opportunities for creating a more gender-equitable world. Whether you're passionate about gender issues or seeking to deepen your understanding, this discussion offers valuable insights and perspectives for fostering a culture of respect, acceptance, and empowerment for all genders.

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Panel Discussion D: Where's Your Head At? Addressing Burnout

Location:
Sukh Randhawa
Sukh Randhawa
Founder
SukhSense
Danny Rahim
Danny Rahim
Coach & Speaker
Innerfit
Chris Pinner
Chris Pinner
Founder & Coach
Innerfit
Priyaneet Kainth
Priyaneet Kainth
Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
Haleon

In this session, our panelists will explore the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with mental health, focusing on the pervasive issue of burnout. We'll discuss how systemic inequalities and workplace dynamics can contribute to burnout, particularly among marginalised groups, and examine strategies for fostering inclusive environments that prioritise mental wellness.

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Networking Lunch

Location:

No description required

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Fireside Chat with Sunaina Kohli - The Power of The Human Difference

Location:
Sunaina Kohli
Sunaina Kohli
Global Inclusion Strategist
The Human Difference
Lydiah Igweh
Lydiah Igweh
Global DEI Leader, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Creative Director
2:30 am - 3:10 pm

Panel Series H: Harnessing the Potential of AI and Emerging Technologies for Inclusion

Location:
Gori Yahaya
Gori Yahaya
Founder & CEO
Upskill Universe
Mafalda Rebordão
Mafalda Rebordão
Executive Board Member
Centre for Responsible AI
Chanell Daniels
Chanell Daniels
Responsible AI Manager
Digital Catapult
Henrique Zanin
Henrique Zanin
Global DEI Manager
eBay (Germany)

In this session, our panelists will explore how artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies can be leveraged to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). From innovative accessibility solutions to AI-driven bias mitigation strategies, we'll delve into the transformative power of technology in creating more inclusive environments for all.

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

Networking Tea Break

Location:

No description required

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm

Workshop Series: Workshop A - A Practical Approach to Navigating Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Location:
Charlotte Mia
Charlotte Mia
Author, trainer and co-founder
I Am Paying Attention
Jess Joy
Jess Joy
Author, trainer and co-founder
I Am Paying Attention

Understanding neurodiversity and different neurotypes, the benefits of accommodating neurdivergent employees, and best practice for creating a more inclusive workplace.

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm

Workshop Series: Workshop B -Equally Yours - Diversity Game-Based Learning

Location:
Akin Thomas
Akin Thomas
Chief Executive Officer
AKD Solutions

Discover Equally Yours, a dynamic learning solution fostering awareness and understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion. Through engaging gameplay, participants navigate questions, scenarios, and activities, accumulating points and sparking meaningful conversations. From factual inquiries to real-life scenarios and thought-provoking discussions, Equally Yours offers a comprehensive yet flexible approach to transformative learning. Join us on this journey of exploration and growth.

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm

Workshop Series: Workshop D - Cultural Intelligence: A Cornerstone of Global DEI Excellence

Location:
Ritika Wadhwa
Ritika Wadhwa
Founder and CEO
Prabhaav Global

Unlock the secrets of successful leadership in diverse environments with our workshop on "Cultural Intelligence: Mastering Diversity in Leadership." Cultural intelligence (CQ) is a critical skill for today's leaders, enabling them to navigate complex cultural landscapes and drive impactful outcomes. Join us for an engaging and interactive session where you'll discover the essence of CQ, learn practical strategies for developing it, and explore how to apply CQ principles in real-world scenarios. Whether you're a seasoned executive or an emerging leader, this workshop will equip you with the tools and insights needed to thrive in today's multicultural workplaces.

4:25 am - 5:05 pm

Panel Series E: Pathways to Progress: Promoting Social Mobility in Today's World

Location:
Hannah Olarewaju
Hannah Olarewaju
Inclusion Consultant & Emotional Intelligence Coach
Jon Hering
Jon Hering
Scholarships Lead
Blackbullion
Nina Slingsby
Nina Slingsby
Founder
OAHA
Toni Kent
Toni Kent
Speaker, Stand-up & Writer

In this session, our panelists will examine the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for promoting social mobility and economic empowerment. From addressing systemic inequalities to creating pathways for upward mobility, we'll explore how individuals, communities, and organisations can work together to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.

4:25 pm - 5:05 pm

Panel Series I: Intentional Inclusion: Crafting Global Supplier Diversity Strategies

Location:
Pauline Brandt
Pauline Brandt

Sabrina Shadie
Sabrina Shadie
Founder and CEO
D'Rose Development Consultancy Ltd
Mayank Shah
Mayank Shah
Founder
Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK)
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CBRE

Join industry leaders, policymakers, and advocates for a dynamic discussion on advancing economic inclusion and enhancing supplier diversity. Unpick the barriers hindering equitable access to opportunities and explore practical strategies for promoting diversity within supply chains. Gain valuable insights from successful case studies, innovative approaches, and collaborative solutions aimed at driving meaningful change.

4:25 pm - 5:05 pm

Panel Series F: Leveling the Playing Field: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sports

Location:
Macaulay Iyayi
Macaulay Iyayi
New Alliance Lead
Insights
Zoiey Smale
Zoiey Smale
D&I Consultant, Sports Presenter
Iffy Onuora
Iffy Onuora
Head of EDI
Premier League
Geraldine McTavish
Geraldine McTavish
Diversity and Inclusion Manager
GAA (Ireland)

In this session, our panelists will explore the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the world of sports. From addressing barriers to participation to promoting gender equity and racial justice, we'll unpick the challenges and opportunities for creating a more inclusive and equitable sporting community.

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Chair Closing Remarks

Lydiah Igweh
Lydiah Igweh
Global DEI Leader, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Creative Director

As we conclude Day 2 of the UnderOne Festival, come together for the Chair's closing remarks. Take a moment to reflect on the enriching discussions, memorable experiences, and valuable connections forged throughout the day. Depart with a sense of renewed purpose and excitement for the ongoing journey towards unity, empowerment, and transformative change.

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