Study after study has shown that diversity leads to better decision-making, more creative and innovative teams and that companies with inclusive cultures are twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets as those without. So why is diversity and inclusion still a challenge for many industries – and in particular the infrastructure sector?
Join our Diversity & Inclusion Summit for an infrastructure sector focused event with a keynote speech by The Rt Hon. Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE and a panel and group discussion on what diversity & inclusion means for the infrastructure sector, including: (i) challenges in recruitment; (ii) how diversity helps to attract the best talent within an organisation; and (iii) how to increase representation within the infrastructure industry.
We will also have representatives from OC’s various diversity networks to share our experience of intersectionality (the overlapping and intersecting of social identities in the context of discrimination) and how differing but related groups can support a mutual diversity & inclusion agenda.
Our keynote speaker
Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith was the first Asian female chief executive of an FTSE 250 company. She works with the House of Lords in supporting the work of Diversity in the workplace. McGregor-Smith talks about smashing the boardroom glass ceiling, how to overcome the challenges of prejudice and leadership in the 21st century. Previously, McGregor-Smith was appointed CEO of MITIE Group PLC. She is one of a small number of women who have held the position of Chief Executive in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 and is the first Asian woman to be appointed in such a role within that group of companies.
|18:00||Welcome by Omar Al-Nuaimi, Partner, Osborne Clarke|
|18:15||Keynote address by Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith followed by a panel discussion on what diversity & inclusion means for the infrastructure sector|
|19:45||Drinks & canapés|