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In Conversation with Joanna Abeyie – University of Reading

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In Conversation with Joanna Abeyie

Dr Joanna Abeyie MBE returns to the University of Reading for an in-depth discussion about diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances Prof. Parveen Yaqoob, will no longer be able to join us for this event but we are delighted to share that it will be going ahead as planned and Dr Naeema Pasha, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Director of Henley Careers, will now chair the event. Seeking to turn words into action, we will consider pressing topics which surround the development of diverse workspaces: determining challenges and difficulties in breaking boundaries to elevating underrepresented voices and providing pathways to progression. With reflections on external elements and the global pandemic crisis in order to set practical goals.

An award-winning Reading alumna, Joanna brings a wealth of experience in helping organisations diversify their workforce and leadership to better represent society. She is founder of a series of recruitment and consultancy enterprises which have placed more than 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds into work, significantly improving representation of BAME and working-class talent in the sector.

All are welcome to engage with this event. Creating a wholly inclusive workplace which provides an enriching experience for staff and students, requires robust culture change and collective commitment. Join this open platform to ask your questions, draw on Joanna’s experiences and have your voice heard.

**Please note this event will be in person, on our Whiteknights campus**

Admission free. Booking essential

Event information

Date

24 November 2021

Time

19:30

Location

Van Emden, Edith Morley Building, Whiteknights campus

Contact

events@reading.ac.uk

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