On the week I was appointed Board Trustee of the 120-year old jewel of the East, Hackney Empire, I sat down Rob Alderson from Nurole, a board-level recruitment agency, to discuss how boards can attract the diverse talent and how to retain and nurture said talent once they're through the doors. Read the full interview on Nurole's website.
Last week I sat (well, stood actually) with bubbly TV personality Sophia Nicholson from IrieTimesTV, a free web-based channel dedicated to showcasing the best of Caribbean TV shows and film. We discussed my filmmaking journey, what I learned from created the award-winning documentary The iD Project, and how my interest in introversion has shaped future project ideas. Watch the full interview at the bottom of this page. Thanks again to Sophia and Judith, creator of IrieTimesTV
I sat down with the Government Communications Service (GCS) in my capacity as Deputy Head of Internal Communications at Department for International Trade (DIT) to discuss bridging the gap between 5000+ employees based around the globe, leading difficult discussions around race and inequality through the BAME Network, and why it's OK to make mistakes. Read the full blog on the GCS blog: The IC Space.
How do you talk about race in the workplace? That's what I explored together with comms experts and business coaches Kate Isichei, Uzma Mohamedali, at a special edition of Barn to Boardroom at home for an audience made up of Internal Communications, engagement and HR professionals. In a beautifully powerful discussion, we passionately spoke about creating a safe space that allows White colleagues to say what's on their mind and ask those uncomfortable or awkward questions. Th
You can now hear me on a podcast! I have a in-depth chat with Abbey O'Hara co-founder of Start Within, a coaching platform for business leaders, to discuss my career journey to date, personal experiences with racial discrimination and how we can better embrace diversity in the workplace. Listen to the full episode
I sat down for a virtual chat with Kirsty Trafford-Owen, co-founder and Director of Druthers Search, an executive search firm, to discuss the importance of having diversity and inclusion strategies and a BAME network in every company. Read the full interview.
My special lockdown edition of How to succeed as an introvert has sold out not once, but twice with the 10 June and 8 July dates both fully booked with a growing waiting list to boot. I've now added a new date (1 July), which you can reserve your space on Eventbrite today. This got me thinking three things which I hope inspire you towards your own successes: 1. I am very blessed to be in a position where I am seen as the expert voice in a field that is very close to my heart
The image you're seeing is the moment we as a class collectively decided the seven words and phrases to remove from our professional vocabulary. I'll expand on that a little bit later. I always look forward to hosting my masterclass at The Guardian with a particular fondness as it feels like a second home to me. None more so than on 22 October, where in front of a very engaged audience I conducted what was possibly my most energising class yet. How to succeed as an introvert: