Survive & Thrive - Diverse Teams


22nd July 2020

1pm - 2pm 



It's well known that having a diverse workforce is beneficial to businesses; this is illustrated by the statistics that ethnically diverse companies are 33% more likely to have higher profits and that there is 19% higher innovation in companies with greater diversity.

However, many companies struggle to be truly diverse.

This week Sussex Innovation Croydon's Centre Manager Saffron Saunders will be joined by Monica Beckles from Inside Advantage and Kyra Hall-Gelly from Neurotribe UK.

They'll be discussing the difference between diversity inclusion, the importance of having the right processes and support available for all employees and how to increase diversity when recruiting.


12.50pm - Grab some lunch and settle down!

1.00pm - Welcome and introductions.

1.05pm - Panel talks and discussion.

1.45pm - Audience Q&A.

2.00pm - Goodbyes.


Monica Beckles - Monica is an HR consultant and Founder of Inside Advantage.

She is CIPD qualified in business, employment law and mediation.

Monica appreciates the critical importance of people management to business success and is known for her ability to embed a culture of performance management while improving employee relations and quality of service.

Kyra Hall-Gelly - Kyra is a BACP registered therapist with special interests in addiction recovery and neurodiversity (dyslexia, ADHD and Autism).

She runs two therapy clinics and delivers group and individual therapy in schools, colleges, workplaces and online.

Kyra also delivers engaging and creative training & advice to businesses and leadership teams in related issues such as Disability Inclusion, Mental Health and Wellbeing in work and education, Safeguarding Children and Adults, Suicide Prevention, and Ethical Decision-Making

This project has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the managing authority for the ERDF.
Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation and businesses, create jobs and regenerate local communities. Read further information here.