We are a year on from the killing of George Floyd in the US and the protest movements it sparked worldwide and in the UK. Controversy surrounding the Sewell Report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has been significant. It is a good time to take stock of what has changed in the past 12 months and what remains ahead as we work towards a more equitable city.
This virtual roundtable with a fabulous panel will discuss the importance of leadership visibility and action from the top when it comes to race equity in our organisations.
We will hear from Harry Matovu QC, founder of the Charter for Black Talent, on why it is a great opportunity and business critical to enhance equality, and from Samantha Owo, Race Action Plan Lead at Lloyds Banking Group and Jo Dooley, Head of HR and I&D at Allen & Overy on how these leading London businesses have addressed this topic, and the lessons they have learnt along the way.
This will be a great opportunity for senior business leaders to share insights and best practice, discuss challenges in their own organisations and address open questions that might still remain around the topic of race equality. This will be an open discussion to exchange views and experiences among peers.
London First’s vision is to make London the best place in the world to do business, and critical to that is harnessing the city’s unparalleled diversity. This roundtable is part of our series of I&D events, designed to help accelerate progress
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