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'Belonging' book tour - how to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace

A new book, Belonging, looks at why progress on diversity and inclusion has been too slow, particularly in the creative industries, and offers some solutions to speed up real change.

For there to be a real step-change in terms of diversity and inclusion, everyone needs to work together in 2021 to create a better, kinder workplace.

Esquire Magazine calls Belonging 'The most important business book of the year.'

At this event the authors of the book Sue Unerman and Kathryn Jacobs will explain why a new approach is necessary and how you can help change the workplace.

It is a talk about changing the way that we work so that you create inclusive and diverse workplaces. This is a huge issue for everyone in work today and so it’s a talk that includes all colleagues.

In attending you will learn how you can help drive change and create a workplace where everyone feels that they belong.

“Belonging is a pot of gold of actionable insights towards creating a winning culture underpinned by diversity. It has everything an organisation could need in building a competitive edge through its approach to D&I” Mark Evans, Managing Director - Marketing & Digital. Direct Line Group


Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer, MediaCom
In the rapidly changing world of media, Sue has been ahead of the curve for three decades, and remains at the forefront of the industry’s evolution.

In a time when companies that stand still are sunk, Sue has consistently moved MediaCom forwards ahead of the competition.

In her current role she drives transformation for MediaCom and their clients. The annual Transformation Week festival brings leading edge developments to MediaCom’s clients, and

Sue is currently spearheading MediaCom’s Agile transformation. She is a qualified Scrum master, and Agile practitioner.

Kathryn Jacobs, CEO, Pearl & Dean
In previous roles she has worked in newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Outside of her role at P&D, she sits on the development board of RADA, the board of AOC College Sport, the Council and Board of the Advertising Association and the board of SAWA, the worldwide cinema trade body. In 2016 she co-authored “The Glass Wall” with Sue Unerman.

Mark Edwards, journalist and trainer/life coach
As a journalist he began his career writing on magazines, including The Face, Arena, GQ, Esquire and Blitz. For the past 25 years his work has appeared virtually every week in The Sunday Times, and for 12 of those years he was the paper's Chief Pop Music Critic.
As a coach and trainer, he works with individuals to help them live with more purpose and meaning, and with some of the country's most successful companies, helping them to be more emotionally intelligent, more inclusive, more collaborative – and to support and develop future leaders . All of his work is informed by mindfulness, and the Buddhist insights that underpin it.

Mark is the co-author of Belonging, with Sue Unerman and Kathryn Jacob (“the most important business book of the year” Esquire), and also the author of The Tao of Bowie (“a cultural highlight of 2021”The Times).