Breaking Barriers: The Power of Perception in Cultivating Diversity

Breaking Barriers: The Power of Perception in Cultivating Diversity


Date(s) - 21st September 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fidelis MGU

The London HR Connection invites you to our next panel-led discussion where we will be debating the role of perception in cultivating diversity. Kindly sponsored by Network HR and hosted by Fidelis MGU, this debate will focus on the interplay between branding, perception and diversity and promises to delve into the dynamics that shape talent attraction and the cultivation of diverse talent. Attendees can expect to gain fresh perspectives on how industries with seemingly disparate characteristics can learn from each other’s strategies, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and vibrant workforce.

Our panellists will include:

Michelle Raymond is the CEO of the executive coaching and training consultancy, The People’s Partner, specialising in building future fit and diverse leadership pipelines. An award-winning international TEDx speaker who has also featured widely on broadcast and in print national media, she is also the lead facilitator of UCL’s Emerging Leadership Programme and executive coach to UCL’s senior faculty members. Michelle’s two decades of HR management have spearheaded her diverse skills in management, leadership development, leadership agility and resilience, presence and personal branding.

Jade Green is a senior DE&I manager for fintech company, CMC Markets. Jade has over 20 years’ experience in retail and HR working in companies such as M&S and Morrisons. Believing that effective DE&I has a fundamental, strategic and commercial impact on any business, she was shortlisted for the Hero of the Year for work in DE&I at the European Diversity Awards in 2022 for work at M&S.

Yanmo Adetula is leadership and career consultant, trainer and DE&I advocate and a knowledgeable, energetic and empathetic facilitator. She has over 15 years’ experience in FTSE 100 companies and diverse workplace environments including organisations such as HSBC, BA, John Lewis, The FCA and M&S. She is a guest lecturer at Loughborough University on cultural leadership and her speaking sessions have been recognised and acknowledged by House of Lords, the BBC, Lloyd’s Banking Group, the Black Police Association and the UK Black Business Show.

Fidelis MGU

Level 42, 22 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4BQ


6.00pm – 6.45pm   Registration, drinks and networking

6.45pm – 7.45pm   Discussion and debate

7.45pm – 8.30pm   Drinks, canapes and networking

Cost: All members and guests : £40 + vat.

To include panel debate, drinks and canapes.


Bookings are closed for this event.