BIMA On-Demand Webinar
BIMA On-Demand Webinar
Bringing Inclusion & Diversity to your Business in 2021 | BIMA & I&D Council
On-Demand Webinar
On-Demand Webinar

Bringing Inclusion & Diversity to your Business in 2021 | BIMA & I&D Council

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 Rand

Kate Rand

VP People

Thread Styling

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.

Ross Taylor



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.

Nancy Rowe

Head of Inclusion & Diversity EMEA

Publicis Sapient

Nancy Rowe is Co-Chair of our Inclusion & Diversity Council and is a passionate and committed Inclusion and Diversity champion within a region of 4,000 employees with extensive strategy, leadership and change management experience. Her experience spans a period of 20 years working in digitally-led organisatons in client facing, strategy, research and insight, and people roles.

Her inclusion journey began through her involvement with the Publicis Groupe wide women’s network VivaWomen!, which she Co-Chaired for four years, before transitioning to lead Inclusion and Diversity across the Publicis Sapient International business full time. She has been a member of the BIMA Diversity Council since 2017 and has led a number of events and initiatives designed to shine a light on the benefits of diverse teams and creating inclusive workplace cultures. Working for a leader among Digital Business Transformation Accelerators (Forrester, 2019) Nancy’s interest lies at the heart of unlocking minority representation in technology-enabled businesses.

Sophie Amono



Sophie is the founder of Edinburgh based social media agency Stuffs; a female-led creative studio that produces social media campaigns for brands across the UK and Europe. Over the last ten years her career has seen her work with some of the biggest brands in contemporary communications including Dazed Digital, Bulletproof, The Times, & NOT JUST A LABEL. Her path to agency ownership was born out a desire to fill the gap she saw in ethnic minority and female leadership within the creative industries – a path which has seen her now go on to grow a team of over 70 members of staff and influencers – and where her personal efforts are now focused on advocacy work with underrepresented groups. With recent partnerships and speaking spots with Ladies, Wine & Design in Scotland, Hidden Women in Design, and the European Packaging Design Awards, Sophie joins the BIMA Diversity & Inclusion Council with the vision to help drive impactful change for creatives in Scotland, women, and ethnic minorities within the media, digital and technology industry.

Dan Willis

Co- founder

Well Good

Recognised within the BIMA100 as someone shaping the British digital industry, Dan has consistently delivered award winning brand and marketing strategies to global brand and charity clients. Dan leads Well Good’s growth and is Strategy Director for one of the South of England's first BCorp accredited digital agencies, Studio Republic. He is an influential mental health campaigner and Ambassador for the charity Mind, working to improve wellness provision in the workplace, particularly in the digital industry.

Jamie Jefferson

Chief Creative Officer


Siobhan Randell

Inclusion and Diversity Lead


Harpreet Bushell

Chief Growth Officer

LAB Group

Harpreet is Chief Growth Officer at LAB, overseeing new and existing business revenue and strategic partnerships. Harpreet has over 13 years’ experience in driving business in digital and having started off her career as a Microsoft alliances partner the value of agency and partner alliances is something she has remained passionate about through various roles in client services and sales.