In our podcasts we explore the most pressing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) opportunities. Listen as our guests share their lived experiences, delve into research and good practice and give practical tips on how to unlock the power of diverse teams.
Building a sustainable approach to health and wellbeingLearn more →
Building a sustainable approach to health and wellbeing
During mental health awareness week, I had the great pleasure to sit down with Adam Carey, the Founder of CorPerformance and Chief Health Officer of Ineos, to discuss the importance of well-being, my own journey with mental health, and how we at Essenta are helping both ourselves and our clients to better understand the impact of leading with compassion and the importance of treating people with respect. In the discussion we cover a wide range of preventative and responsive approaches to ensure good mental health which recognises the role of body-up alongside more traditional 'mind-down' approaches.
Is there a correlation between portfolio companies hiring CFOs with prior PE CFO experience and value creation?Learn more →
Is there a correlation between portfolio companies hiring CFOs with prior PE CFO experience and value creation?
Essenta’s CFO Practice advises a broad range of private equity funds on hiring worldclass CFOs into their portfolio companies. Given the impact that recent global affairs have had on the volume of private equity transactions, we have carried out research to analyse whether there is a correlation between portfolio companies hiring CFOs with prior PE CFO experience and value creation. Whilst not a pure science (given other factors such as Board construct, deal timing and business model), the report provides some interesting insights which we believe to be critical considerations when hiring a CFO into PE-backed businesses. Read more here: PE Fund Experience
Essenta BOLD Podcast: DE&I and mental well-being: the important relationshipLearn more →
Essenta BOLD Podcast: DE&I and mental well-being: the important relationship
Join us today by listening to our latest podcast led by Chika Okeke, our Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this episode, Chika speaks with Aston Martin’s DE&I lead, Laura Ayoade about the interconnectedness of DE&I and mental well-being; a topic that’s often overlooked within the broader DE&I conversation. Chika and Laura discuss trauma within the DE&I subject matter, emotional tax, and how to support employees in an authentic way whilst engaging in storytelling activities which are so common within DE&I. The episode is rounded up by Laura sharing some top tips on how organisations can support well-being through DE&I. In 2021, Laura joined the well-known luxury British automotive brand Aston Martin as their first equity, diversity, and inclusion lead. With International experience and a global lens, Laura has worked in the Diversity and Inclusion arena for the past three years professionally, with a decade-long academic background in racial justice-related topics. She has consulted some of the UK’s largest organisations, helping them to embed best practices and thought leadership in diversity and inclusion. Enjoy the episode!
The power of diverse teams and how to build them with Ezim E-AgwuegboLearn more →
The power of diverse teams and how to build them with Ezim E-Agwuegbo
In this episode Ezim E-Agwuegbo reflects on her personal career highlights having worked in both diverse and non-diverse teams, and shares her thoughts on how diverse talent acquisition teams spearhead innovative approaches to finding talent and delivering on wider DE&I objectives.
Reflections on women’s history month and the opportunity of the female c-suiteLearn more →
Reflections on women’s history month and the opportunity of the female c-suite
Join us today to listen to our podcast featuring inspiring female business leaders and their reflections on what it takes to be the next generation female leader. This podcast features key soundbites from our Women’s History Month Event held on 24th March 2022. We were joined by 6 inspirational female business leaders who drew upon both their personal and professional experiences to articulate what they believe some of the opportunities are for female leaders today, and of the future. In this episode you will hear key soundbites from:
- Keri-Lynne Shaw – Chief People Officer, The Shade Store
- Annette Bergknut– Chief Human Resources Officer, Diversey
- Karen Bird – Chief Operating Officer, McColl’s
- Célia Pronto – Managing Director, Love Home Swap
- Behnaz Ghahramani – Chief Executive Officer, Brother Vellies
- Stephanie Davis Michelman – Board Advisor at Trinity Health and former Vice President, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Diversity in sport: The challenges and opportunities of social mobilityLearn more →
Diversity in sport: The challenges and opportunities of social mobility
Join us today by listening to our latest podcast featuring Jatin Patel, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at England Rugby. Jatin is an inclusion, diversity, social equality, and advocacy professional, with over 12 years’ experience working across both the private and charity sectors. In his current role at England Rugby, he focuses on driving the diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy across four strategic pillars: Game play, fans/followers/partners, employee and board, and game leadership. Prior to joining England Rugby, Jatin worked for the international law firm DLA Piper, and KPMG UK, developing specific expertise in social and racial equality, communication campaigns and public & organisational policy. In this episode, Jatin explores some of the D&I challenges within sport, with a central focus on social mobility throughout the entire career cycle from entry level to executive leadership. Enjoy this insightful episode!
Talent 2.0 – A case for cognitive diversity across senior executive teams with Nanda VeldinkLearn more →
Talent 2.0 – A case for cognitive diversity across senior executive teams with Nanda Veldink
In this episode, we have stayed close to home in terms of subject matter expert as Nanda Veldink is today’s guest speaker. She will share her insights on future talent strategies, Talent 2.0, to provide food for thought when forming leadership teams to drive an organisation forward.
Why diversity works & how to make it happen with Johanna KriisaLearn more →
Why diversity works & how to make it happen with Johanna Kriisa
In this episode, we continue to stay close to home in terms of subject matter expert as Johanna Kriisa is this weeks guest speaker discussing “Why Diversity Works & How To Make It Happen” covering seven fundamental measures to improve gender diversity levels.
Trust as a key enabler of inclusion with Lucy SorrentiniLearn more →
Trust as a key enabler of inclusion with Lucy Sorrentini
In this episode we hear from Lucy Sorrentini, Founder and CEO of Impact consulting. She will share her valuable recommendations on – what does trust specifically mean, where and how does it show up in our personal and professional relationships and how can organisations improve overall trust levels to enhance levels of inclusion.
Tips to work towards becoming an anti-racist organisation with Chika OkekeLearn more →
Tips to work towards becoming an anti-racist organisation with Chika Okeke
Join us to listen to Chika Okeke, Essenta’s Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.She will share three tips to become an anti-racist organisation and will cover organisational values, systems, talent and the importance of leading from the top.
How to measure cognitive diversity and achieve an optimal balance with Alex Othen-Allen and Nelson FurtadoLearn more →
How to measure cognitive diversity and achieve an optimal balance with Alex Othen-Allen and Nelson Furtado
Join us to listen to this insightful episode by Alex and Nelson from The Chemistry Group, a Talent Strategy and Insights Consultancy. Essenta has co-developed a highly innovative tool to measure Cognitive Diversity with The Chemistry Group that we have recently launched. Our proposition will address this highly coveted and complex topic where a 360 view will be key to decide which talent to hire and how to set the right people strategy.