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Louder Than Words The B Corp Festival Sep 10 - 11. Oxford, UK.
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Reframing diversity for genuine workplace inclusion

Hosted by: Diversifying Group Leading the change Audience Size: 36 - 100 View map Buy Tickets View full agenda

What to expect?

Despite good intentions, “diversity hiring” often misses the mark on creating true inclusion. Recently, there has been a shift from “hire more women” to “hire more Black people.” But this misses the point. It’s time for a radical rethink towards genuine workplace inclusion, and why as B Corps, we should be leading the way. 

I will uncover why the hyperfocus on hiring visual diversity isn’t the win you think it is, and how this translates through to retention and progression. Leaning on years of D&I experience and candid client interactions, this session will lift the lid on where companies (with the best efforts) are still going wrong, and how you can avoid their mistakes.

By debunking the myth that inclusion means lowering standards, I’ll argue to widen the gate, not lower the bar. Armed with compelling statistics and real-life stories, I will reveal the gulf between hiring intentions and genuine workplace inclusion and deliver a takedown of tokenism. 

Why join this session?

Participants will be part of a safe and productive space where we can support and encourage one another to keep pushing for better places of work. Throughout the talk, participants will have opportunities to get involved, be prompted to re-examine their own biases, and truly understand an inclusive hiring campaign.

What are the key outcomes?

I aim to ignite hope in the B Corp community by showcasing the benefits of fully embracing diverse perspectives and experiences, beyond quotas. Small steps can lead to seismic shifts, and with my talk I will arm participants with the tools to make effective change in their workplace, from recruitment to retention and progression – ‘the golden triangle.’ As B Corps, we are already on the right track, but we cannot be complacent – there is always more we can do, whether a company of two or 200. I hope to leave attendees energised and inspired to be a part of this transformative journey towards genuine inclusion.

Capacity

38 spaces available

Session hosted by

Cynthia V Davis

This session is being run multiple times. To help plan your agenda, these times are 14:00, 15:10 and 16:20 on Tuesday

Location

OXFORD MATHEMATICSOX2 6GG
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Time Name Hosted by Theme Audience Size
Tue, Sep 10
10:30 - 12:30 Morning session live and streamed from The New Theatre Leading the changeNow, togetherRegenerative futures 100 +
14:00 - 14:40 Creative workshop: ‘Making the connection’ – how to bring sustainability into your brand story Nice and Serious Leading the change Up to 35
14:00 - 14:40 How to Do Good: Active bystander intervention for cultural change Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
14:00 - 14:40 Panel: Telling your sustainability story with influence and integrity The Guardian Leading the change 100 +
14:00 - 14:40 Reframing diversity for genuine workplace inclusion Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
14:00 - 14:40 Start where you are Opencast software Leading the change Up to 35
14:00 - 14:40 There is no regeneration without Disability liberation ThisAbility Limited Leading the change 36 - 100
14:00 - 14:40 Triangular Innovation: Powering progress through dynamic partnerships Pangaia Materials Science Ltd Leading the change Up to 35
14:10 - 14:40 Big Relationships = Big Impact: Unleashing people power to deliver meaningful change COOK Leading the change 100 +
15:10 - 15:50 Big Relationships = Big Impact: Unleashing people power to deliver meaningful change COOK Leading the change 100 +
15:10 - 15:50 Creative workshop: ‘Making the connection’ – how to bring sustainability into your brand story Nice and Serious Leading the change Up to 35
15:10 - 15:50 Empowering Change: Examples of Advocacy from the Better Business Act Coalition B Lab UK Leading the change 100 +
15:10 - 15:50 How to Do Good: Active bystander intervention for cultural change Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
15:10 - 15:50 Reframing diversity for genuine workplace inclusion Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
15:10 - 15:50 Start where you are Opencast software Leading the change Up to 35
15:10 - 15:50 There is no regeneration without Disability liberation ThisAbility Limited Leading the change 36 - 100
15:10 - 15:50 Triangular Innovation: Powering progress through dynamic partnerships Pangaia Materials Science Ltd Leading the change Up to 35
16:00 - 17:00 AI and the Global Majority (intersectionality) debate – is what we’re implementing really for good? New Ways Leading the change 100 +
16:15 - 17:00 Salmon Nation: Help protect wild salmon. How Patagonia is partnering with grassroots organisations to end open pen fish farming. Patagonia Leading the change 100 +
16:20 - 17:00 Actions not words: Driving change for a better business Bates Wells Leading the change Up to 35
16:20 - 17:00 Big Relationships = Big Impact: Unleashing people power to deliver meaningful change COOK Leading the change 100 +
16:20 - 17:00 Can big business really change for good? B Lab UK Leading the change 100 +
16:20 - 17:00 Creative workshop: ‘Making the connection’ – how to bring sustainability into your brand story Nice and Serious Leading the change Up to 35
16:20 - 17:00 How to Do Good: Active bystander intervention for cultural change Diversifying Group Leading the change 36 - 100
16:20 - 17:00 Start where you are Opencast software Leading the change Up to 35
16:20 - 17:00 There is no regeneration without Disability liberation ThisAbility Limited Leading the change 36 - 100
16:20 - 17:00 Triangular Innovation: Powering progress through dynamic partnerships Pangaia Materials Science Ltd Leading the change Up to 35
Wed, Sep 11
10:00 - 12:00 Morning session live and streamed from The New Theatre Leading the changeNow, togetherRegenerative futures 100 +
13:30 - 14:10 Against all the Odds – becoming a B Corp within the Built Environment Energylab Consulting Ltd. Leading the change Up to 35
13:30 - 14:10 Building brave B Corp boards with The Good Board The Good Board Leading the change Up to 35
13:30 - 14:10 Building trust through transparent communications: Aligning ESG, DEI, and Corporate Messaging CommUnique Leading the change Up to 35
13:30 - 14:30 Conscious Inclusion and the risk of leaving your brain on autopilot Compelling Culture Leading the change Up to 35
13:30 - 14:10 How to navigate B Corp recertification in large organisations Octopus Leading the change 100 +
13:30 - 14:10 What does ‘Climate Justice’ mean anyway? From Ethnic Minority to Global Majority Purpose Union Leading the changeRegenerative futures Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 Against all the Odds – becoming a B Corp within the Built Environment Energylab Consulting Ltd. Leading the change Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 Building trust through transparent communications: Aligning ESG, DEI, and Corporate Messaging CommUnique Leading the change Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 Culture Jenga: Building a Foundation with Company Values Junxion Leading the change Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 How to navigate B Corp recertification in large organisations Octopus Leading the change 100 +
14:40 - 15:20 What does ‘Climate Justice’ mean anyway? From Ethnic Minority to Global Majority Purpose Union Leading the changeRegenerative futures Up to 35
14:40 - 15:20 What is a regenerative business? A co-creation workshop Forster Communications Leading the change 100 +
15:30 - 14:30 Conscious Inclusion and the risk of leaving your brain on autopilot Compelling Culture Leading the change Up to 35
15:30 - 16:30 The Perils of Perfectionism: Greenwashing, Greenhushing, or genuine change? The Collective Dairy Leading the change 36 - 100
15:50 - 16:30 Against all the Odds – becoming a B Corp within the Built Environment Energylab Consulting Ltd. Leading the change Up to 35
15:50 - 16:30 Building trust through transparent communications: Aligning ESG, DEI, and Corporate Messaging CommUnique Leading the change Up to 35
15:50 - 16:30 How to navigate B Corp recertification in large organisations Octopus Leading the change 100 +
15:50 - 16:30 What does ‘Climate Justice’ mean anyway? From Ethnic Minority to Global Majority Purpose Union Leading the changeRegenerative futures Up to 35
15:50 - 16:30 What is a regenerative business? A co-creation workshop Forster Communications Leading the change 100 +
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