Now in its eleventh year, the annual BAME into Leadership conference has established itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities & leadership opportunities for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic colleagues across the Civil Service and wider public sector. Join me for a special one-hour breakout session at BAME into Leadership, taking place in London on Thursday, 21 October. Introversion in Leadership: unleashing your quiet power SPEAKER: Richard Eti
This week, I met with HushLoudly founder and fellow introvert, Jeri Bingham, to share my story of living as an introvert in a louder, more attention-demanding world. I share tips from my upcoming Guardian Masterclass including how to ace your interview and how to reduce the use of 'ums' and 'ers' in your speech. You can listen to the latest episode anywhere you find your podcasts. Simply search, HushLoudly. Thank you to Jeri and team for the warm welcome and continued work y
Remote work offered 'quiet deliverers' who flew under the radar in the office a chance to really stand out. I sat down with Kate Morgan at the BBC to open the return to the office debate and explore whether leaders need to be asking if they're offering a diversity of ways to contribute to the discussion.
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.