FUTURE TALENT May - July 2021 - Page 18

hat is this moment ? In the wake of the murder
W of George Floyd in the US , many people were forced to interrogate their own complacency in matters of racial equality . Speaking to Kwame Kwei-Armah ( artistic director , Young Vic ), Tim
Campbell MBE ( strategic diversity and inclusion advisor ,
AMS ) and Claudia Iton ( founder and MD , Replete Consulting Ltd ), Matthew Taylor , ( chief executive , RSA ) echoes this need for introspection within the white population , both personally and professionally .
The panel talks about the hesitancy to recognise similar issues within the UK , with each speaking to their lived experiences of systemic racism and offering suggestions and insights on what business and HR leaders need to do to achieve real change .
The panel concludes that this isn ’ t a ‘ moment ’ at all — we still have work to do . What we are now experiencing is a chance to listen and learn from one another about what needs to be done , and what can be gained from putting inclusion at the top of the agenda .

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Future Talent Conference 2020

Black Lives Matter

PANEL DISCUSSION CHAIRED BY MATTHEW TAYLOR

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hat is this moment ? In the wake of the murder

W of George Floyd in the US , many people were forced to interrogate their own complacency in matters of racial equality . Speaking to Kwame Kwei-Armah ( artistic director , Young Vic ), Tim

Campbell MBE ( strategic diversity and inclusion advisor ,

Alongside collecting data , you also need to gather the lived experience of your colleagues , and understand those stories

Claudia Iton

AMS ) and Claudia Iton ( founder and MD , Replete Consulting Ltd ), Matthew Taylor , ( chief executive , RSA ) echoes this need for introspection within the white population , both personally and professionally .

The panel talks about the hesitancy to recognise similar issues within the UK , with each speaking to their lived experiences of systemic racism and offering suggestions and insights on what business and HR leaders need to do to achieve real change .

The panel concludes that this isn ’ t a ‘ moment ’ at all — we still have work to do . What we are now experiencing is a chance to listen and learn from one another about what needs to be done , and what can be gained from putting inclusion at the top of the agenda .

I think the listening now is profound , and we just have to make sure that we sustain this . Listen , so that it doesn ’ t become the fad of the day

Kwame Kwei-Armah