Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) can too often be overlooked at board level. Yet the issues – and risks – it raises are of strategic importance to the organisation.
In this special session, expert employment legal adviser Ranjit Dhindsa, partner at Field Fisher, will share her insight into the effective ED&I strategies and what the issues are for boards to consider.
She will cover topics including:
– Why is embedding an inclusive culture an important issue for executives and non-executives?
– What is the difference between positive action and positive discrimination?
– What disputes could arise if an inclusion and diversity strategy is not properly devised and implemented?
There will be a Q&A discussion and a chance for members to share their experiences under Chatham House rule.
Co-founder and CEO, Women on Boards UKFiona is the CEO of Women on Boards UK alongside advising a number of different boards and organisations. Currently she is an Advisory Panel Member for the FRC (Financial Reporting Council), advisor to Peel Hunt (mid-cap stockbroker) and Chair of Hanx‘s Nominations Committee (FMCG start-up). She is an expert in the areas of Governance, Regulation and Talent Management who has sat on both marketing and audit & finance committees. Fiona was formerly a director for Hill Samuel Asset Management. She has advised the board of the Thai Euro Fund and is a Judge for the Non Executive Director Awards, sponsored by The Sunday Times. In 2020 Fiona joined King’s College London’s ‘Global Institute for Women’s Leadership‘ Advisory Board.
Partner and Head of EPIC (Employment, Pensions, Immigration and Compliance), FieldFisher
Ranjit is the UK Head of EPIC (Employment, Pensions, Immigration and Compliance) at FieldFisher, which is based across four locations in the UK, London, Birmingham, Belfast and Manchester. She also sits on the firms Executive Committee. Ranjit has an external role as a member of Council at Aston University and sits on its Audit and Risk Committee.