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Kettering based D&I event, This Is Us Conference announces keynote speaker line-up and media partnership

The much-anticipated diversity and inclusion conference, This Is Us, has released its spectacular event programme and line-up of keynote speakers.

Now in its fourth year, ‘This is Us’ is dedicated to helping business leaders to facilitate and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace through a series of talks, workshops, and panel discussions.

Taking place on Thursday 12th January 2023 at the leading Northamptonshire conference venue, Kettering Conference and Exhibition Centre, the speaker line-up contains a variety of prominent organisations and thought leaders, with keynote speakers including Meena Chander, Founder of Events Together, Jiten Patel, Managing Director of Diversync Limited, Jane Hatton, Founder of Even Break, Jacqui Gavin, Chief of Culture at Britishvolt, and Gamiel Yafai, CEO and founder of Diversity Marketplace and founding member of the MK Ethnic Business Community.

Offering expertise and insight into various topics, the speakers will be delivering discussions such ‘What is Conscious & Unconscious bias and what are your biases?’,’5 Steppingstones to Success’ and ‘Why diversity and inclusion are invaluable and unavoidable for the future of your business.’

The event will also showcase best practices, offer training materials, and address and facilitate important conversations around Diversity & Inclusion, enabling companies to support and improve corporate cohesion and productivity within their teams.

Endorsed by three leading media partners, Conference News, DiversityQ and Business Times, the conference will be followed by the This Is Us Awards ceremony, which will celebrate businesses across 12 sought after categories, including ‘Recruitment Policy and Implementation’, ‘Training and Development’, ‘Gender Empowerment’ and ‘Overall Champion’.

Meena Chander, founder of the This Is Us Awards, stated: “We are thrilled to be able to host the This Is Us Conference and Awards in 2023 and announce our line-up of keynote speakers. It is so important to bring D&I to the forefront of business, and to support and acknowledge the change-makers of the industry.

The media partnerships have also been crucial in helping D&I gain the exposure it needs and further highlight the importance and relevance of the This Is Us Conference.

We are looking forward to welcoming business delegates to the conference and encourage businesses across the region to enter the awards, with nominations open until the 30th of November 2022.’

Cheryl Cole, Editor at DiversityQ, added: ‘Without its people, a business has nothing. Its people are the drivers of success, and more and more organisations have begun to realise that the more diverse the input into their business, the greater the success. But for that ‘diversity’ to thrive, it must be supported by robust inclusion, equity and belonging programmes that underpin the company’s strategies for growth and position it as an employer of choice. Why? Because society is changing and having choices matters, and with diversity of teams comes diversity of thought.’

Commencing at 9 am, ‘This is Us’ will cover a wide range of topics including allyship, developing unity through intersectionality, mental health and well-being, and welcoming delegates for both the conference and awards celebration.

For more information, visit: https://www.thisisusconference.co.uk