DEI Workshop: Linking workplace inclusion to company strategy and the role of ERGs

We know that inclusive teams are more successful for business and retaining that key talent you worked so hard to recruit. Yet supporting colleagues from different backgrounds, with different needs and different abilities can be a challenge within scaling biotech organisations. BIA evidence showed a difference in how colleagues within our sector felt about flexibility, safety and culture within the workplace as well as how they were supported and managed. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can be key to inclusion at work and by aligning their work with corporate and employee expectations, they can help people feel more included in the workplace.  So how do we support talent within UK biotech and build a more inclusive workplace environment across our sector. In this second workshop we will use the evidence to discuss workplace inclusion, explore solutions and, hear from some incredible companies leading the way on workplace inclusion. 

Please note: this is a free, invite only event for BIA corporate SME members with a focus on talent within their organisations. We have limited space available so kindly ask you only register if you are available for the whole event and have a strong intention of attending the event in full. If you are unable to attend, please do let us know ASAP so we can offer your place to someone else. 

Apply to register by emailing the BIA Events team

 

Speakers
Kate Barclay

Kate Barclay

Skills Strategy Consultant

Rebecca Chapman

Rebecca Chapman

Organisation Development Business Partner, Chair of Autolus’ Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee, Autolus Ltd

Hollie Church

Hollie Church

Senior Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Specialist, Founder/Chair of UNIQUE ERG, Illumina

Frankie Garforth

Frankie Garforth

Inclusion Programme Lead, RNID

Bobby Kaura

Bobby Kaura

Seed Investment, EMEA Entrepreneurial Development & International Evolution, Illumina Accelerator

Sara Rankin

Sara Rankin

Professor of Leukocyte and Stem Cell Biology, Imperial College London

 

Agenda

11:15 – 11:30     Registration

11:30 – 12:30     Session 1: Prof. Sara Rankin (Imperial College London) – Neurodiversity and workplace inclusion

12:30 – 13:00     Networking lunch

13:00 – 13:45     Session 2: Frankie Garforth (RNID) – Hearing loss in the workplace

13:45 – 14:30     Session 3: Industry Panel on their experience of ERGs and Q&A

14:30 – 15:00     Networking

Venue
Cooley UK
22 Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 4BQ