Diversity in the Workplace Fireside Chat


This opportunity is open to all DMU students. The maximum number of places for this event is 15. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


In cooperation with our partner, Pagoda Projects, DMU Global will be offering twenty online events throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. All events are employability focused and aim to give students an insight into topics related to the international working world.

This webinar will address the topic of diversity in the workplace. Speakers will share their experience, best practices, and their knowledge about how companies approach diversity and inclusion.


  • Introduction to the event
  • Fireside chat:
    • How do the companies approach diversity and inclusion?
    • Where and how do you draw the line & balance?
    • Diversity vs. Talent
    • Leadership approaches to change
    • What can you do to support diversity
  • Q&A

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the state of diversity & inclusion within the workplace
  • Gain insights into what other companies are doing to advance their D&I goals
  • Understand what an inclusive team is and the value in building a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Discover sustainable improvement processes including actioning items for change


For this session, we welcome Angela Gu, assistant director at Flex

Angela, the first visually impaired employee of Flex. After six months of employment, Angela was promoted to assistant director and responsible for barrier-free projects with her outstanding performance. “we are just working differently.” she said.

Angela has been implementing monthly disability equality training (DET) since July 2019, inviting people with disabilities and non-disabled people to participate.

Helping people with disabilities build confidence and skills, and letting them know that people with disabilities have equal rights to education and employment.

Róisín Connolly, Innovation Senior Manager at Accenture

Róisín Connolly is an Innovation Senior Manager within Accenture’s Innovation & Design Practice. She lead Innovation for Comms, Media and High Tech clients across the UK. Róisín’s focus areas are: Co-developing new digital product and services solutions with clients; Leading efforts to scale transformative digital innovations; Culture, leadership change and mindset.

Róisín is an experienced facilitator of C-suites and Boards and have worked across a whole range of industries from telco, banking, FMCG, oil & gas, government and retail.

She is very focused on improving diversity within the tech industry and lead a number of gender diversity and female empowerment initiatives, as well as raising awareness through public speaking events. Róisín was selected as Women in Tech Top 50 in 2017 – the awards are focused on championing female tech talent.


If you would like to join this event, click the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page. You will receive a formal invitation to register for the event to your DMU e-mail account shortly after the deadline. Please, check your inbox as well as junk inbox regularly.

Key information

  • Application deadline: Monday 30 November 2020, 9am
  • Live session start time: Thursday 3 December 2020, 9am
  • Session duration: 1 hour

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact us at dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk