Diversity Without Disharmony

Dr Funke Abimbola MBE

30 Jun 2021: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Studies indicate that equality and diversity training frequently fails to achieve its aims within organisations, and that some forms of this training can even be counterproductive.

Might this be because the methods and doctrines upon which such training is based often alienate its recipients?

Is there a different way? Is there a way to advance the aims of the diversity agenda whilst avoiding division and bringing everyone on board?

Dr. Funke Abimbola will examine this issue in a special seminar for the LCLCBA and ALBA, “Diversity Without Disharmony” and is particularly well-placed to speak on this issue.

She is a multi-award-winning C-suite healthcare business executive with over 20 years’ professional experience. Her first career is in law - she practised as a corporate solicitor within both Central London and regional firms for 12 years before working as a business leader within the global pharmaceutical industry for the next decade. Alongside these roles, she is a recognised diversity and inclusion leader, speaker and campaigner, work  which she has been recognised through a range of awards including a ‘Point of Light’ award from the Prime Minister (2016), an MBE (2017 Queen’s Birthday honours list) and an honorary doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire (2019).

A regular commentator for both BBC TV and radio, Dr. Abimbola founded The Austen Bronte Consultancy in September 2020. The consultancy’s main goal is to improve leadership by leveraging the impact of diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity across the business world. She works with clients both within the legal profession and across a wide range of industries globally including pharmaceuticals, financial services and education.

She is the proud mother of an 18-year-old son.

The seminar will take place via Zoom at 5.30pm on 30 June 2021. Log-in details will be supplied nearer the time.

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