Accelerating Gender Diversity: Moving beyond Rhetoric

This workshop will explore the challenges of having more women in leadership, discuss how to progress gender diversity in organisations and share some good practice of organisations that are making good progress.


Dr Jummy Okoya FRSA, SFHEA, FCMI, MCIPD - Senior Lecturer, Organisation Behaviour & HRM Chair, UEL Women’s Network & Athena Swan Lead

Jummy is An academic, a multisector leadership development and positive Psychology consultant focusing on EDI & Wellbeing with more than 2 decades’ experience. She is a Leadership development facilitator with Astra Zeneca, co-programme lead at Said Business School (University of Oxford), and Chair of the Women’s Network at the University of East London. She is a member of the Chartered Association of Business School’s Race Equity Action Group and a board member of CMI women,

Jummy holds a PhD in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, MSc in Business Information systems, MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered academic member of CIPD. . She is a certified Leadership Circle practitioner and an ICF Qualified coach (PCC).

She was listed among top 50 inspirational black women in the UK in 2019, nominated for excellence in diversity in higher education in 2017 and awarded honorary Fellow status by UCL for contribution to executive education


18:00 - Start of the session

19:30 – Closing

Please note:

1. Webinar joining instructions will be sent to you 2 days before the event (with further reminders 2 hours prior to the session and 20mins prior to the session).

2. The webinar will start at 18:00 and run for about 90 minutes.

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