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DiverCity Podcast is all about equality, inclusion, and diversity in financial services, with leading commentators from around the world bringing fresh perspectives to the D&I debate. Hosted by Julia Streets, on each episode we seek to shine a light on positive progress, call out areas requiring further focus and offer lots of ideas to help drive change.
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Led by Ricardo Hausmann, the Growth Lab at Harvard Kennedy School pushes the frontiers of economic growth and development policy research, collaborates with policymakers to design actions, and shares insights through teaching, tools and publications, in the pursuit of inclusive prosperity.
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In this episode, Host Julia Streets is joined by Stacy Lentz, LGBTQ+ activist, speaker, and co-owner of the Stonewall Inn and Eve Ellis, wealth adviser at William Blair. Together they chart the path of LGBTQ+ activism from the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement to obstacles to change in our current social and political climate. They discu…
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In this episode of the South Africa Growth Through Inclusion series, Ketan Ahuja, Research Fellow at the Growth Lab, joins Joanne Bate, Chief Operating Officer of South Africa's Industrial Development Corporation, for a discussion on how South Africa can build new engines of economic growth in green industries and how it can use its unique capabili…
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In this episode of the South Africa Growth Through Inclusion series, Alexia Lochmann, Research Fellow at the Growth Lab, speaks with Carel Kleynhans, CEO of Divercity Property Group. Divercity is South Africa's leading investor in well located affordable housing precincts. Carel worked closely with the Growth Lab during its two year research engage…
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In this episode of the South Africa Growth Through Inclusion series, Chris Yelland, a Johannesburg based energy analyst, engineer and the founder and Managing Director of e-Business Intelligence talks with former Growth Lab Research Manager Kishan Shah. The conversation focuses on the electricity crisis and strategic issues facing electricity and e…
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In this episode of the South Africa Growth Though Inclusion series, Tim O'Brien, Senior Manager of Applied Research at the Growth Lab, speaks with Nomvuyo Guma, Chief Director of Microeconomic Policy at the National Treasury and Saul Musker, Director of Strategy and Delivery Support of the private office of the President of South Africa. The discus…
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In this introductory episode, Ricardo Hausmann, the founder and Director of Harvard's Growth Lab and the Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School and Andres Fortunato, Research Fellow at the Growth Lab, discuss the key takeaways of their two year research engagement in South Africa.…
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In this episode we discuss transitioning two very different perspectives. Host Julia Streets is joined by Josephine Hughes, a BACP Accredited Counsellor, business mentor and parent of transgender children and Liam Paschall, a transgender man committed to promoting understanding, inclusion, and allyship. They share their personal stories about the j…
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Recorded live at the Women in Payments ASEAN Symposium, in Singapore on 25 October 2023, with senior leaders, rising stars and industry experts from across the ASEAN region in attendance. Our host Julia Streets is joined by Danielle Sharpe, Chief of Staff to the Global Head of Transaction Banking for Standard Chartered Bank, Sanjeev Chatrath, Partn…
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As we continue our international conversations, in this episode we look toGhana. Host Julia Streets is joined by Darryl Koku Mawutor Abraham, the Growth Director in Africa of Taptap Send and Kingsley Abrokwah, Chief Enabler and Chief Executive Officer of Kudigo. Together they discuss how tech is providing payment solutions across the continent by a…
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In our first episode of Series 16, we begin with a special extended episode focusing on antisemitism, the ‘oldest form of hatred in the world’. Host Julia Streets is joined by Gideon Falter, Chief Executive of Campaign Against Antisemitism and national newspaper Journalist, Nicole Lampert. Together they chart the rise of antisemitism and the exclus…
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In this Development Talk seminar, Suman Bery discusses his optimism for India's future growth, whether the energy transition complicates India's growth trajectory, the potential sources of capital for India's energy transition, how to jump start private sector investment in green energy, and how India's engagement with industrial policy should look…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Sophie Creese, Founder of MotherBoard, and Eleanor Mills, Editor in Chief of noon.org.uk. They explore the current landscape of women at work; the ages and stages of women in the workforce: from mothers to ‘Queenagers’, which now includes five generations. They discuss opportunities for women in midl…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Billie Simmons, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Daylight, a queer-owned and queer-run members-only neobank and Geffrye Parsons, Founder and CEO (‘Chief Empathy Officer’) of The Inclusion Imperative, a best-practice Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) consultancy. They explore ho…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Rebecca Ajulu-Bushell, CEO of 10,000 Black Interns Foundation and the 10,000 Able Interns Foundation, and Philiip Olagunju, Head of corporate finance at PEM, the oldest and largest independent accountancy practice in Cambridge, UK. They discuss advocating for the unrepresented through both structured…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Ed Warner, founder of the inclusive design business Motionspot and Ross Hovey, Accessibility Guru, Accessibility Consultant and Lloyds Banking Group Disability Role Model. They explore the importance of inclusive design to serve talent across all protected characteristics, with a particular focus on …
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Speaker: Mamo Mihretu, Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, HKS MPA 2009The Growth Lab worked closely with Mr. Mihretu during our three-year policy engagement in Ethiopia, a country that has established a fragile peace after a devastating civil war. We have studied macroeconomic challenges that the government is trying to address to enable a …
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Dorien Nuñez, Speaker, Author, Researcher, Consultant and Principal and Co-Founder of The OMNIResearch Group and Paris Prince, Director - Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for The Intentional Endowments Network. Both from the United States, Dorien shares his experience of five decades on Wall St…
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Speaker: Alain Bertaud, Senior Fellow, New York University's Marron Institute of Urban Management; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University.Moderator: Diane E. Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard's Graduate School of Design.The discussion revolves around Alain's recent book,…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by David Goldenkranz, Educator, DEI Facilitator, Coach and Consultant and Simeon Greaves, Wealth Manager at Coutts. Together they talk about leadership and where the power lies. In parallel, they discuss intersectionality through the lens of race and sexual orientation; self-identification and ways to c…
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Join us as we discuss suicide with JR (Jucinta Rome LCSW ). If you, or someone you know, are considering suicide please call or text 988. There will be someone available to speak with you and help 24/7 (all day, everyday). For more information about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please visit https://988lifeline.org/current-events/the-li…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Toby Mildon, Diversity & Inclusion Architect and founder of Mildon, a consultancy and advisory business, and Johnny Timpson OBE, principal of Johnny Timpson Consulting and Non-Executive Chair of specialist military insurance brokerage Absolute Military. Together they discuss ways to improve access to…
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We kick start Series 15 with a special Youth takeover episode. Host Julia Streets is joined by Chloe, Sirad, Megan and Harrison all of whom work as Young Consultants with the organisation Participation People. They share their perceptions of financial services and what we need to do as an industry to attract and portray financial services in an att…
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The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.Speaker: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Oxford's Blav…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Dr Rajiv Prabhakar, Senior Lecturer in Personal Finance at the Open University and Sian Williams, previously Director of Policy and Innovation at Toynbee Hall, now the new CEO of Switchback. Together they look at the financial inclusion going mainstream, and the persistent problems those on low incom…
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In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer for Aviva Plc. As an ally, Danny shares her views about the privilege of allies, how allyship can drive meaningful change and the ways in which advocates and active bystanders can support and amplify the diversity and inclusion agenda. Together they explore the gene…
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