The events of 2020 have shown us that Inclusion & Diversity is a mainstream topic for all digital businesses.
Join members of the BIMA Inclusion & Diversity Council team as they unpack ‘need to know’ information on different aspects of diversity highlighted in their I&D toolkit series, including: women, LBGTQ+, race & ethnicity, mental health & wellbeing.
They’ll also provide their reflections on the impact that COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter has had on inclusion for all talent and discuss the challenges and opportunities which are presented as organisations seek to shape the overall future of work.
Kate is an award-winning Talent Lead at Thread Styling. Most recently winning Best D&I Strategy 2019, and shortlisted for the CIPD awards under “Best D&I initiative” and “Best resourcing initiative” amongst others. Beyond is a design and technology ideas company, founded in 2010 and is featured in the Sunday times 100 SME best places to work.
Kate regularly speaks at events on topics such as Diversity & Inclusion, Agile in HR, transformation and change management, producing content for publications including the Forbes HR council. She specialises in advising start-up and growth-stage organizations on scaling their structure and people functions and is passionate about driving a progressive and transformational approach to HR so that the sector can support the businesses of tomorrow in a human-centric way. Having worked across multiple industries in leadership roles, her core belief is that people are at the heart of every organisation, and that HR needs to shift away from the ivory tower mentality, evolving from dictators of best practice to facilitators of success.
After 15 years in agency recruitment, Ross realised things needed to change. In June 2018, with co-founder Richard Bloom, Hidden was born to change the game. With the mission to create talent and culture strategies for a better working world, Hidden puts people at the centre of its decision making whilst providing a service that pushes Diversity. The business works with leading digital, creative and technology businesses from the inside; placing Talent Acquisition Partners onsite, building more Diverse and effective teams from within, all powered by Hidden’s unique mobile app which completely removes bias from the hiring process whilst increasing efficiency.
Alongside running Hidden, the business partners went on to found Pairents in April 2019, a job sharing platform that challenges the notoriously unwelcoming nature of the digital and tech industry to returning parents who require a more flexible way of working.
Ross is passionate about mental health and promoting the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.