Black History Month Speakers Corner Showcase Highlights
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Hosted by former English International rugby union player and BT Sport pundit Ugo Monye , this year's Black History Month Showcase saw three expert speakers share their stories and advice on how we can work to make the world a more inclusive place.
Diversity and inclusion expert Naomi Sesay began our showcase with her candid story and interwove meaningful messages of how we can create inclusive cultures in the workplace, how comfort keeps the status quo, and how we can learn to change programmed behaviours.
Double Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams OBE joined us next with a brief Q&A with host Ugo Monye. Together they discussed the importance of Black History Month, why we need to update our schools' curriculums and the work that still needs to be done to help change the narrative on racism and to give the next generation a brighter future.
Renowned British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker David Olusoga was our final speaker. David began by sharing the paradox at the heart of Britain in the 21st century. He discussed Black and British History, shared some powerful insights on behaviour and what barriers to inclusion and progress still need to be overcome by all in the fight for equality and true diversity and inclusion in society.
Watch the rest of our highlights to see how our panel answered your questions and what practical advice our experts shared with us that can help transform your workplace for the better.