Welcome to 'Cityworks Talks’

Our podcasts aim to share approaches, successes and learning about creating flexible, inclusive workplaces.  Join us as we chat to senior HR, Diversity, Inclusion, Wellbeing and Culture Change professionals and business champions about how they are bringing about positive change in their organisations.  Hear about the policies and initiatives they are implementing to support colleagues and also more personal reflections on their own roles and career paths.

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We hope you enjoy listening.

The Cityworks team.


Cityworks Talks - Natasha Kaye, Partner, Cooley LLP

Anna Richards is joined by Natasha Kaye. Natasha is a Tax Partner at Cooley LLP and is coming to the end of serving four years on the firm’s global Board of Directors, is the London Mental Health & Wellbeing partner lead and helps drive the firm’s diversity initiatives, including the Women’s Initiative. Natasha shares some of the turning points that have carved her career and is generous with her insights and storytelling.

19th Oct 2020

Cityworks Talks - Dr Julie Humphreys, Group Head of D&I, Compass Group plc

Helen Beedham chats with Dr Julie Humphreys about her career in HR, Diversity and Inclusion. Julie describes her D&I priorities at Compass Group before and during COVID19, how they are adapting their policies and practices and supporting their employees' wellbeing. She looks ahead to the easing of the lockdown and how they'll be helping colleagues adjust to the 'new normal'. Julie also shares some of the turning points that have helped created career opportunities for her and offers advice to others looking to progress to similar leadership roles.

15th May 2020

Cityworks Talks: Clifford Chance's award-winning ethnicity network

Cityworks' Kathryn Ryan speaks to Leana Coopoosamy, Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing Specialist at Clifford Chance about the journey they have been on in establishing their award-winning Ethnicity network. Leana explains how they organise their network, encourage participation and implement initiatives to support the firm's ethnic minority employees, including during the coronavirus lockdown.

30th Apr 2020

Cityworks Talks: HSBC's FLEX Network

Helen Beedham talks to Pia Ellis and Mark McMahon, Co-Chairs of HSBC’s FLEX Network about their personal experiences of flexible working and how the FLEX Network is helping to broaden access to flexible working in their organisation. They also explain why enforced remote-working during COVID19 is very different from true flexible working, and how organisations might learn from current experiences to offer greater workplace flexibility in the future.

16th Apr 2020

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