Welcome to our PwC LEAP Network How to empower… podcast, series 2. In this series we 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 this series Chris Keogh is joined by a range of special guests to help us explore the topics in more detail.
In the final episode of series 2, Chris Keogh speaks to Paul Scrivens, Commercial Director at LoveLocalJobs Foundation, Fiona Camenzuli, Partner and New World. New Skills programme lead at PwC, and Danielle Quinlan, Audit Manager and Digital Accelerator at PwC, about the skills that the next generation need in an increasingly digital age, and how the current workforce can upskill themselves to be future ready.
Chris Keogh is joined by Rachel Briant, Founder of Get Synergised, Jerry During, CEO and Co-Founder, Money A+E and David Adair, Head of Community Engagement, PwC who’ll be sharing more about their own experiences of working with, and creating, social enterprises, and the important role social enterprises play in the community and to economic growth.
In this very special bonus episode recorded live at the PwC South East AGM, Chris Keogh speaks to Caroline Nokes, Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee and Asim Siddiqi, Partner and Co-lead for Diversity and Inclusion in the South East Audit practice at PwC about inclusion and common challenges in the workplace.
Chris Keogh is joined by Dennis Owusu-Sem, Founder of Success Talks and Monique Malcolm-Hay, Multicultural Business Network Co-Chair at PwC. To celebrate Black History Month, Dennis and Monique share their thoughts on the importance of black role models in business, who their role models are and how their work is having a positive impact on those around them.
Chris Keogh is joined by Cecil Adjalo, Director of Operations at Foundervine and Shamela Kylassum, owner of Pansophia Associates. Cecil and Shamela share their experiences and learnings from lockdown, their tips for building their resilience and the impact the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has had on them.
Episode 3, Series 2
Chris Keogh is joined by Dr Kamel Hothi OBE, Non Executive Director at TLC Lions and Laura Hinton, Head of People at PwC. Kamel and Laura share their professional and personal stories which helped shape them into the leaders they are now, who their heroes are and why sharing your vulnerabilities is a strength not a weakness.
Episode 2, series 2
In this episode, Chris Keogh is joined by Michael Vermeersch, Digital Inclusion Lead at Microsoft, and Aeron Vale, Data Analyst Consultant for PwC to discuss neurodiversity. This is the concept that neurological differences are recognised and respected as any other human variation. Both Aeron and Michael share their experiences of living with autism and how you can feel empowered to engage in a conversation on neurodiversity and support those around you.
Episode 1, series 2
Despite decades of progress towards workplace equality, women remain woefully underrepresented in the UK’s technology workforce. In the first episode of the second series of How to empower, new host Chris Keogh is joined by Jing Teow, Economist at PwC and Wincie Wong, Head of Rose Review Implementation at NatWest to explore PwC's Women in Work Index, as well as discussing what can be done to address the gender balance in technology careers.