I’m regularly asked to talk to organisations about these subjects and over the last couple of years have spoken at virtual events for a diverse range of organisations including Pepsico, UK Growth & Investments, IHS Markit, PwC, West Ham United FC and RSM. Here are a selection of interviews and podcasts from the many that I’ve done over the years. I’m most frequently asked to talk about EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion), social mobility and/or leadership and personal development.
Back in April 2018, former PwC partner colleague Andy Woodfield drove me around London for an hour or so for one of his ColourBrave Carpool interviews.
Andy and I go back a long way in PwC and have both played significant roles in pushing the firm’s diversity and inclusion agenda. In this 18 minute clip (which summarises an hour long drive around central London) we explore some of the issues around ethnicity in the work place and why so little progress has been made in getting an equal share of opportunities for people from ethnic minorities. It is a subject close to my heart and I talk a little about my own experiences and the criticality of leading people in an inclusive way.
Tunde Banjoko interviewed me for his social mobility podcast on which he has now featured a wide range of leaders talking about why social mobility is important to them.
In March 2021 I took part in a live BT Sport event discussing race equality issues in football, hosted by Clare Balding and with Anton Ferdinand, Ugo Monye and Raj Tulsiani.
Following the launch of the Premier League’s No Room for Racism Action Plan I also appeared on Sky Sports News to discuss it.
Continuing the football theme I talked about diversity and equality with Tom Statham on his Go Play Soccer Podcast. Tom is an academy coach at Manchester United FC and we were joined by former Arsenal legend Paul Davis who is now at the Professional Footballers’ Association.
Herman Stewart interviewed me for his podcast, Finding Your Path. This was a good way to reflect on my journey so far and led to me supporting Herman’s organisation, Every Child Needs a Mentor, as an ambassador.
It was great to be interviewed by one of my mentees, Olu Odubajo of KPMG, who set up Not Your Everyday Podcast. We talked in particular about the importance of asking for help and how that is a strength rather than a weakness.