Jo Bostock MBE
JJo specialises in working with senior leaders to realise the value of diverse and inclusive organisations. She has run her own consultancy since 2005 and her experience spans global brands operating in multiple geographies, through to SMEs and small, fast-growth start-ups.
Jo’s expertise is grounded in her skill as an Executive Coach, which is underpinned by a Masters in Professional Development. She has supported leaders across Insurance, Financial Services, Technology, Law, Media, Construction, Sport and the Arts. Jo has also collaborated with leading academic institutions, including publishing “The Meaning of Success – Women at Cambridge” with the University of Cambridge.
Jo’s aim is to give leaders the space to genuinely explore what drives them, the values that matter and the choices they make. Throughout this process there is a focus on pragmatism and the relevance of inclusion to live priorities. This means that leaders are better equipped to demonstrate their environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials through action.
Jo’s interest in the dynamics of effective, inclusive leadership also encompasses high performance sport. She co-founded the Women’s Sport Trust, a leading charity dedicated to using the power of sport to accelerate gender inclusion. This saw her recognised as one of the top 20 most influential women in British sport. Jo was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to gender equality in sport.
Liz Grant OBE
Liz Grant is a consultant who focuses on Inclusion in the workplace. She works with organisations at senior leadership level, helping them to build inclusion into their culture and operations.
Her clients include a wide range of financial services, insurance, legal, technology and media companies as well as academia and not-for-profit organisations. Liz has worked as an advisor to many workplace diversity groups and has judged a number of awards including the Apollo Project Awards, Insurance Insider Honours, British LGBT Awards, TTG Travel awards programmes – all for their Diversity & Inclusion categories.
She is a trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust and also for Open for Business.
Over a period of 10 years Liz was a trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of Stonewall, where she had board leadership for their workplace programmes. She was recognised in the 2013 New Year’s Honours when she was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality in the workplace.
Jenny Barrow has been working in the field of Inclusion & Diversity for over 15 years. Throughout her career, she has worked with senior leaders, managers and teams to equip them to build inclusive cultures, ultimately leading
to improved organisational performance.
Jenny’s strengths lie in senior stakeholder management, working with executives to build inclusion into their leadership and operational cultures. She is a highly experienced leader in designing and delivering diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) strategies with an action-oriented, outcomes focused approach.
Jenny’s clients include a wide range of financial services, insurance and media firms as well as public sector, academia and not-for-profit organisations.
Work includes developing DEI strategies, group facilitation, public speaking, inclusive leadership and management training, DEI diagnosis to help organisations assess the DEI opportunities open to them, as well as research and writing.
She is the co-author of a number of reports including the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter Annual Reviews, from 2018 – present; The Evolving Role of the D&I Function, Accelerating Black Inclusion in Financial Services and the Inclusion@Lloyd’s Data Collection toolkit.
Jenny was Head of Corporate Responsibility for the Financial Conduct Authority, a role she held for over 4 years. She developed and implemented the regulator’s DEI strategy which included responsibility for discharging the FCA’s duties under the Public Sector Equality Duty.
Previously, Jenny spearheaded the Diversity & Inclusion function at the global law firm Baker McKenzie.
Jenny is member of the Advisory Group Fair By Design, a movement dedicated to ending the poverty premium and is the DEI advisor to the Shipping & Maritime sector’s Diversity Study Group. She is also a Trustee of the Alternative Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust for Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Alternative Provision, and specialist settings.
Movell Dash has 15+ years’ experience as a Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner and has worked with a variety of organisations in the Private and Public sector, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Goldsmiths, University of London. She provides consultancy and coaching assisting organisations in developing Diversity and Inclusion strategies and various initiatives including reverse mentoring and sponsorship programmes.
As a Gallup Certified Strengths coach, Movell works with organisations providing executive coaching and helping them in building strengths-based teams. Movell provides executive coaching and D&I coaching to senior leaders up to C-Suite, she also works with women returning to work from extended leave and those newly entering professions. She provides strengths-based coaching as a means of improving confidence, self-esteem and productivity. Movell is also an Oxford Brookes validate personal development coach.
Movell is a qualified Barrister and Prince2 and Agile certified Project Manager, she has in the recent past used her skills to develop and lead a successful Sponsorship Programme for BAME staff. As a mentor Movell spent 4 years working with Brunel University, mentoring students as part of the National Mentoring Consortium Coaching Programme. She has worked with students at Athelney Primary School and Goldsmiths University delivering strengths workshops as an aid to their career development. Most recently, Movell has provided D&I mentoring to a London based architecture firm.
Movell also uses her skills and expertise as a public speaker, speaking on topics ranging from equality, diversity and inclusion to coaching.