Welcome to our PwC LEAP Network How to empower… podcast. In this series we will explore the themes of Leadership, Empowerment, Action and Progression, with practical advice on how you can empower yourself and others to take action and drive change for a more inclusive workplace.
Throughout the series Suzi Woolfson will be joined by a range of special guests to help us explore the topics in more detail.
You can find the latest episodes below and we’ll be adding new episodes on a regular basis.
Suzi Woolfson is joined by Sophie Butler, Social Media Influencer and Gymshark Athlete and Chris Keogh Relationship Manager in our Sales and Marketing Team. Both suffered spinal cord injuries and share their stories of how they received their injuries, some of the challenges they have faced, lessons they have learnt as well as sharing tips on what employers and colleagues can do to help those with a physical disability.
Suzi Woolfson is joined by Graham Allcott, Director and Productivity Ninja at Think Productive and Alastair Woods, Partner in our People and Organisation team at PwC to discuss how to empower your productivity. They share their thoughts on how you can improve your personal productivity, as well as ideas for companies to consider when looking at productivity and engaging the workforce and whether there is a correlation between happiness and productivity.
Suzi Woolfson is joined by Rob Stephenson, Founder of InsideOut and Abhijay Jain, Partner at PwC to discuss how to empower your mental wellbeing. They cover topics such as the InsideOut mental health advocates league table, why it's important to let other people know wher\e you are with your mental health, and checking in with your colleagues on their mental wellbeing.
Suzi Woolfson is joined by Anjali Pindoria, Project Surveyor at Avi Contracts and Michael Otadende, a Marketing Executive at PwC to discuss how to approach conversations on ethnicity. They cover topics such as how you as an individual can feel confident in sharing knowledge about your culture and background to others, the impact of the possible introduction of BAME and ethnicity reporting and why a diverse workforce is good for business.
In this episode, Suzi Woolfson is joined by Fran Boorman, CEO & Co-Founder of Goal17 and David Adair, Head of Community Engagement at PwC to discuss social mobility. The issues relating to this are complex, and the solutions are many and varied. But hear why they believe businesses have a major role to play in advancing social mobility and in being part of the solution. As major employers and as influencers in the society we serve, how can business empower and effect positive change?
In this episode, Suzi Woolfson is joined by Ali Camps, volunteer Co-chair of Pride in London and Deputy Chairman of Customer Consultancy Quadrangle and Dipesh Davadra from our Corporate Affairs, Growth team at PwC to discuss their stories and why they believe it's important to have PRIDE when it comes to LGBT+. They discuss whether the LGBT+ community are still facing challenges in the workplace and what further changes they feel are needed within business to create an inclusive environment.
In this episode, Suzi Woolfson is joined by Annie Ross, Founder of Exerk and Team52 and Emily Khan, Beyond Brexit Lead at PwC to discuss what you can to help your work/life balance, a key part of your wellbeing. Emily discusses what led her to devise the #MyPromise social media campaign and Annie shares her views on why sustaining a more active lifestyle can create a better work environment. All three share their top tips on attaining a work/life balance that works for you.
In this episode, Suzi Woolfson is joined by Allyson Stewart-Allen, Founder and CEO at International Marketing Partners, and Anne Hurst, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at PwC to discuss some of the questions which have come up at our events and webcasts in recent months. We talk about mentoring, sponsorship, and what Anne and Allyson think about calling girls bossy.
In this episode, Suzi Woolfson speaks to Gian Power, Founder TLC Lions and Dr. Heather Melville OBE, Director and Head of Client Experience at PwC to talk about how they have both been inspired by hearing other people's stories, but also share their own stories to help others.
Suzi Woolfson is joined by Sarah Churchman our UK Head of Inclusion, Community and Wellbeing, and Janet Lindsay, CEO at Wellbeing of Women to discuss why people often find it difficult to broach the subject of women’s health, which can often be seen as a taboo subject in the workplace. In this episode we explore how men and women can be more open about women’s health in the workplace.
Suzi Woolfson, Partner Sponsor of our LEAP network is joined by Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes at Mind who shares ideas of how you can help people take of the mask when it comes to mental health, and Rob McCargow, Director of Artificial Intelligence at PwC who shares his personal story of dealing with depression.