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The UK & Ireland Recruitment Conference 2021

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The UK & Ireland Recruitment Conference 2021 is our second annual conference, gathering regional and international recruitment consultants and experts from diverse backgrounds and industries. Time is your most valuable resource, and it’s scarce – we want to give you the best selection of DEI practices in 90 minutes. This is a pitch-free, no-nonsense, practical event where you will get ideas you can implement in your organisation tomorrow.

Hosted by Startup Network Europe and Swyg, we will focus on Real practices that move the needle on DEI as our main theme.

Join us and get access to industry trends and innovative tools, keynote speakers and virtual discussions on everything related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplaces of tomorrow. Please note that this webinar is completely free to attend.


10.00am-10.10am: Webinar Opening
– Adam Patrick Fulham, CEO/Founder of Startup Network Europe
– Vincent Lonij, CEO/Founder of Swyg
– Simon Bliss, Chairperson of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement)
– Donal O’Donoghue, President of the National Recruitment Federation & Managing Director at Sanderson

10.10am-10.40am: DEI Rapid Fire Talks
– Theresa Palmer, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
– Isa Mutlib, CEO of The BAME Apprenticeship Alliance
– Ali Hanan, Founder & CEO of Creative Equals
– Leyla Karaha, Founder & CEO of KPesa & YourY Network
– Laura O’Donovan, Founder & Managing Director at Pink Polar Bear Training & Consultancy
– Julianne Miles, CEO & Co-Founder of Women Returners
– Helen Townend, Technical Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Amey
– Andy Randall, CEO of eArcu
– Chikere Igbokwe, Founder of Inclucive & Allyship
– Deborah Okenla, Founder and CEO of Your Startup, Your Story
– Regina O’Connor, DiveIn Festival 2020 Global Taskforce & Chair of DiveIn Ireland
– Toni McLelland, Critical Friend | Business Mentor | DEI Champion & Advisor at 1st Life Group

10.40am-10.55am: DEI Leaders Panel Discussion
– Katie Neeves, Trans Ambassador at Cool2BTrans
– Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NHS Employers
– Solat Chaudry, Group Chief Executive, The National Centre for Diversity UK and The Irish Centre for Diversity
– Sandra Healy, Founding Director, DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion and inclusio
– Mairead deBlaca, Global Head of Culture and Communications | Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at RWS Moravia
– Hephzi Pemberton, Founder & CEO of Equality Group

10.55am-11.10am: DEI Practices Panel Discussion
– Joanne Conway, Deputy Head of Diversity & Inclusion UK&I at Ernst & Young
– Elish Foust, Co-Chair EMEA Women of Teradata Network & DEI Advisory Board Member at Teradata
– Emma-Jayne Broadway, Founder and CEO of Talent Partnership Consulting
– Luke Fagg, Head of Marketing, Diversity and Inclusion Champion at Studio Vision
– Belton Flournoy III, Founder of the UK ProPride LGBT Network, Advisory Board Member of The Inclusion Initiative & Former Head of Pride in the City
– Doctor Grace Lordan, Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative & Director of the MSc in Behavioural Science and an Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at The London School of Economics and Political Science
– Myra Cooke, Global Head of Learning, Development & Inclusion at Charlotte Tilbury Beauty & Talent and Diversity Director and Founding Partner at Lets Collaborate

11.10am-11.30am: Q&A / Concluding Remarks


Interested in being the sponsor of this event? Contact adam {at} startupnetwork {dot} eu


Please note that this event will be recorded and may be published on online video-sharing platforms such as YouTube. Registrants may be contacted by Startup Network Europe and the event sponsors about future events and other opportunities.


Registrants will receive an email with Zoom login information on the day of the event.