Bgs & Ica Joint Event September 2022 (1)

Diversity in Compliance

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Diversity in Compliance

08 September 2022 17:30-19:30 Wilmington PLC offices 10 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 8QS
​On September 8th, Broadgate Social collaborated with the ICA to dissect one of the most pressing subjects in the modern workplace: Diversity in compliance.

Our first in-person networking event since the pandemic was enriched by our inspirational panellists, who shared their honest insights and experiences on diversity and inclusion, and it made for a moving and highly engaging discussion. Any and all donations went to our fantastic charity partner, AFK (formerly Action for Kids).

Chaired by ICA’s James Rickett, and co-hosted by Broadgate’s Matt Carter, our discussion delved into the importance of thought diversity in leadership, the power of honest conversation, the risk of failing to implement effective DEI strategies, corporate risk, mental health and many other barrier-breaking topics.

After sponsoring the diversity and inclusion award at ICA Live: Europe 2022, we wanted to host an event to explore the topic of diversity in compliance in more detail, and with the help of our marvellous guests, we did just that.

Our expert panellists were:

  • Paul Asare-Archer, Director of Compliance at Virgin Media O2, ICA member of the year

  • Kalissa Thomas-Mestanus, Senior Compliance Officer at Kroo, winner of the ICA’s Compliance award 2022

  • Jenny Hinde, Executive Director at The Clear Company

  • Amy Bell, Director at Teal Compliance

It was a rainy night in Whitechapel, but the weather didn’t deter our audience members from coming along to engage with our community, eat pizza, network, and talk about their experiences in the workplace – it was an evening for openness, understanding, and real human connection.

Perhaps the key takeaway (it’s hard to choose from such a brilliant bunch) was that DEI initiatives unlock true talent and empower individuals to be their authentic selves.

Authentic environments allow us to see the unseen, to support one another, and to break free from the echo chamber of homogenous leadership and single-mindedness.

Through DEI-led initiatives like journey sharing and lunch and learn, businesses can put people first, develop more inclusive processes, and better protect the interests of their clients.

Compliance jobs can enable positive change in today’s climate, contributing toward a more inclusive working world for everybody, provided that companies are willing to create empowering and equitable environments for their employees.

Thank you to our wonderful speakers, to our hosts at ICA, our wonderful audience, and to Peter Abraham who provided us with sign language interpretation – we left feeling inspired and hopeful for what’s to come in the world of diversity in compliance, and what this means for the wider community.

We’re proud to do our part for DEI in compliance recruitment, and to be partnered with global changemakers like the ICA – here’s to a brighter future.

If you missed the event, you can check out a recording below:


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