Listen to our latest episode in our releases from our #BeMoreDigital conference in March
The Charity Digital Podcast returns for its latest installment, with this episode continuing our releases from our #BeMoreDigital conference back in March. Our regular podcast highlights the challenges facing the sector, and the successful organisations that overcome them.
In light of recent events and the ever-important Black Lives Matter movement, for this week’s release we’re revisiting a pertinent panel discussion centering around inclusion, diversity and equality in the charity sector.
The discussion focuses on all areas of inclusion, including discussions on gender, race and neurodiversity. Understanding what inclusion means, how to build inclusive teams and the importance of having an inclusive team culture form the core of the conversation. Our panel host Debbie Forster (CEO at Tech Talent Charter) states that it is a moral imperative to be representative of all people. Charities cannot expect to be far-reaching and achieve true impact if they are not representative and diverse in their own teams to begin with.
Our panelists go on to discuss what’s working for diversity in the sector, but more importantly, what organisations still aren’t doing. Our speakers each offer their own valuable experience and expertise from across the sector, each representing charities of different shapes and sizes that recognise the need for change.
The discussion was a live continuation of the important conversations we had been having in part 1 and part 2 of our ‘tackling inclusion’ podcast mini-series. In these podcast episodes, we invited our guests to be a part of crucial conversations that charities need to be having, to highlight the prevalent issue of inclusion and diversity within the sector. Change is necessary and charities need to be doing more. We as a sector and as individuals must work to implement the necessary changes that will help ensure sustained inclusivity and diversity across the board.
We know that change does not happen overnight but raising awareness and calling out the sector for its lack of diversity is the first step. Our panelists hope to offer charities practical advice on what they can be doing to make sure they are headed in the right direction.
For this conversation our panel host, Debbie Forster, is joined by Ursula Dolton (CTO at the British Heart Foundation), Danny Attias (Chief Information Officer at Anthony Nolan), Tiffany Hall (CIO at Cancer Research UK) and Monica Shafaq (Chief Executive at The Kaleidoscope Plus Group) to discuss where the sector is currently at and the actions that need to be taken by charities everywhere to achieve all aspects of diversity.
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