Webinar: CMI Women: Blueprint for Balance - An Ambitious New Approach to Inclusion

CMI Women

Start Date: 08 Oct 2020

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 6:30 PM

Duration: 1 hour

Disruptive global challenges and shifting workforce expectations make it more urgent than ever to get inclusion right. Organisations need the skills and perspectives of a diverse workforce to find creative solutions for our changing future. Yet many companies struggle to achieve business outcomes from inclusion.

New thinking is needed to address the gap between the promise and practice of inclusion. In this webinar, Alison Maitland and Rebekah Steele, co-authors of INdivisible, discuss what we can learn from the Covid-19 crisis and #blacklivesmatter about how to elevate inclusion in organisations. They talk about the whole-system approach set out in their new book INdivisible: Radically rethinking inclusion for sustainable business results. 

In this widely acclaimed book, they provide a framework to help leaders make the changes they need to achieve visible business impact, showing how inclusiveness is indivisible from the way organisations operate and enables them to unleash diversity's "collective superpower".


Alison Maitland

Alison Maitland

Co-author, 'INdivisible'

Alison is a writer, speaker, adviser and coach. Specialising in leadership, inclusion and the changing world of work, she is co-author of INdivisible, Future Work and Why Women Mean Business. A former long-serving journalist with the Financial Times, she is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital at The Conference Board and a Senior Visiting Fellow at The Business School (formerly Cass). She is Chair of the School's Global Women’s Leadership Programme Executive Board and has served as Vice Chair of the International Women’s Forum UK. She was Director of The Conference Board’s European Council for Diversity and Inclusion in Business for nine years.


Rebekah Steele

Co-author, 'INdivisible'

Rebekah is co-author of INdivisible and a business strategist, innovator and speaker with deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion. Building on two decades in the corporate world, including as a senior leader in Fortune 500 companies, Rebekah launched her consultancy focused on the intersection of diversity, inclusion and human-centered design thinking. She helps leaders in business, government and non-profit organisations bring progressive strategies to life via her signature D&I innovation labs and distinctive ecosystem design process. Canada-based and globally engaged, Rebekah speaks widely on next generation D&I and is also a Senior Fellow and Council Director with The Conference Board.


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