Panel Discussion ED&I Event

Panel Discussion: How we are shaping ED&I strategy, policy & practices

21 September 2022
Day 1 - 16:00 – 17:00

If organisations are to scale their DE&I strategy effectively, the driving force needs to be about changing the organisational policy and practices. It is not about ‘fixing’ people, but instead building systems designed for change that allow people to flourish in a workplace that permits their safety to show up as their whole selves.

Areas of discussion:

  • How do organisations ensure ED&I are core to their business strategies?
  • What kind of policy and practice should organisations be adopting to embed an inclusive culture?
  • How do we build inclusive policy and practice that works for everyone?


Caitlin is a people-centric leader with over 15 years of experience in engagement, inclusion, diversity, employer brand and business transformation. She’s worked across both the public and private sectors in Australia and the UK and describes herself as a problem-solver who delivers high-quality business outcomes without compromising on equality, respect or values. She’s currently working on creating a more diverse, engaged and inclusive workplace for over 55,000 Capita employees around the globe, and is also a proud mum of twin two-year-old girls.


Justin is Head of Home Energy Retrofit Enablers Team from The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is responsible for encouraging energy performance improvements in existing properties. He leads his team on policy development, project delivery and service management helping Government work towards achieving the Net Zero target. Justin is also the Networks Co-Chair of The Civil Service Race Forum (CSRF), a collaborative group of RACE Networks across the Civil Service, Non-departmental Public Bodies, Agencies and Arms-Lengths Bodies, working to advance ED&I and The Faith and Minority Ethnic (FAME) Network, an inclusive network, welcoming all individuals. Representing BEIS staff from different ethnic backgrounds, faiths and beliefs.

Jennifer is Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Westminster City Council as D & I Strategic lead delivering D & I programmes and the D & I strategy and action plan.

She has over 20 years of experience working within public sector housing and supporting voluntary and community organisations.  She was recognised for developing a D & I toolkit for supported accommodation. Passionate about diversity was a regular speaker on topics including diversity in workforce representation, unconscious bias and inclusion by design.

Jennifer is a Trustee of the YMCA and Vice-Chair School Governor supporting and driving diversity, equity & inclusion.  She is a mentor providing informal support to many individuals which have included being part of a Police mentoring scheme.

She is a mother to 2 children and spends her time fulfilling both her passions of family and working to support and make a real difference in our communities.

Imogen Resnick is Chair of the Staff Women’s Forum at Islington Council and sits on the Steering Committee of the London Boroughs Women’s Network. She is an advocate for improved working practises and culture for women, including menstrual and (peri)menopausal equity, and advises on women’s equality issues.


This panel discussion is part of our Festival of Doing ED&I Differently which brings together thought leaders, change-makers, and allies to share their stories and perspectives, bringing their voices to our dialogue.

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