The EDI Director at the ECB, the Senior Manager of EDI at Liverpool FC, and two EDI consultants with extensive experience in football in the final installment of Leaders’ step-by-step guide to building an EDI strategy.
Leaders in EDI shines a light on the progress being made and the challenges being faced in the equity, diversity and inclusion space across sport and other industries. This season of the Leaders in EDI podcast offers a guide to building, executing, monitoring and evaluating a successful EDI strategy, with each of the four episodes focussing on a different stage of the process.
In the final episode of the season, the focus is first on adaptation and response to crisis – how do you know when to make minor changes, and when to re-strategise entirely? How do you reiterate your commitment to EDI internally and externally?
In the second half, our EDI professionals reflect on the process in its entirety – what problems might you face when building a strategy? What stages can be most exciting and/or most challenging? And how does the sports industry provide excellent opportunities to platform EDI?
The experts offering their insight are:
– Kate Aldridge – EDI Director at the England & Wales Cricket Board.
– Rishi Jain – Senior Manager of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Liverpool’s FC.
– Hayley Bennett – EDI consultant and campaigner, and co-founder of Nutmegs, a football community for women and non-binary people of colour. Bennett also serves as board director for Goals 4 Girls and Spirit of 2012.
– Chris Paouros – Consultant, advisor, charity trustee and non-exec director for organisations including the Premier League, the FA and Kick it Out.