Leaders in EDI is a monthly series covering news, views, comments and debates happening across the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion space. It also shines a spotlight on the progress being made and the challenges being faced in EDI across sport.
First on our panel is Erin Williams, Sports Progammes Manager at trailblazing LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall. Joining Williams is Jamie Dapaah who co-ordinates Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Fulham Football Club. Rounding off the panel is Susannah Townsend MBE who, after recently retiring from her Olympic gold-medal winning career as a field hockey player, has joined Evolve as their Head of Growth.
The trio spoke to Management Futures’ Diversity Specialist Toby Sawyer, who artfully led an open and illuminating discussion about individual vs. collective responsibility, the importance of ‘big little things’, freedom to make mistakes in learning, and what men’s sport can learn from women’s sport when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation.
The Leaders in EDI podcast is part of the Leaders Meet: Diversity Series, delivered in partnership with Meta, which provides a platform for executives within sport to come together to drive diversity across the industry, accelerate the pace of change and inspire the next generation of executives, through thought-leadership events and digital forums. Please click here to find out more about the Leaders Meet: Diversity series.
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Note: This is a live podcast recording, so there may be some very slight audio distortion in the panel segment, but this should not take away from your listening experience.