Diversifying Boards and why you need to

Diversifying Boards and why you need to

Welcome to the 67th episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast. On today’s I talk about diversifying boards and why, if you are an employer, you need to diversify them. I also talk about why individuals need to join boards as a way of broadening the thought pool.  Listen To The Episode If you liked the show why not consider subscribing on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you access your podcasts from. In today’s show, we talk about: Why the topic…

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Gender-based violence, culture and mental health

Gender-based violence, culture and mental health

Welcome to the 66th episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast. This week we are talking about the 16 Days of Action against gender-based violence. Talking about sexual violence at work can feel like a big taboo subject. However, we do need to have conversations in the workplace. This is to ensure everyone can recognise and support employees who are experience domestic and sexual violence.  To join me in talking about gender-based violence for the 16 Days of Action and more…

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Anti-bullying initiatives that work

Anti-bullying initiatives that work

Welcome to the 63rd episode of the Diverse Minds podcast. It’s anti-bullying week from the 11th to the 15th of November. As many of you know, workplace bullying and combating it is something I feel very deeply about. Why,  as it impacts so negatively on so many people’s mental health.  However, do you know about anti-bullying initiatives that work? It can be very tricky to pinpoint this as there isn’t enough research on this area. I thought it would be…

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Photo of Leyla Okhai talking about The Challenge of Women’s Wellbeing at Work during Covid-19

The Challenge of Women’s Wellbeing at Work during Covid-19 

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the challenge of women’s wellbeing at work during Covid-19. I decided to make an episode on this because last week, I was invited to be part of the panel of speakers at the Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group.  This year’s theme for the group is women’s wellbeing in the workplace, and this particular meeting focused on women’s wellbeing at work during COVID -19.  I was honoured to be…

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Photo of Leyla Okhai Podcast Host: To BAME or not to BAME

#60 To BAME or not to BAME?    

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the term BAME and the ways in which people may self-identify, and how language needs to change.  I decided to talk about this as this has become a topic many people want to engage with and talk about in my online training sessions about race and race equality. Listen to the episode   In today’s show, I talk about: When you first became aware of your race [1.00] Why…

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