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EDEI in the Workplace with Sara Matthews | Includability Shorts

Join host Dave Holby-Wolinski in this special episode of Includability Shorts as he sits down with Sara Matthews, a seasoned HR professional with over 20 years of experience including as HR Director for Ladbrokes and Chelsea FC.

Includability Shorts: EDEI in the Workplace with Sara Matthews

Join host Dave Holby-Wolinski in this special episode of Includability Shorts as he sits down with Sara Matthews, a seasoned HR professional with over 20 years of experience including as HR Director for Ladbrokes and Chelsea FC. As the force behind ODISEE (, Sara bridges the gap between HR and EDEI to foster cultures of inclusivity in fast-paced sectors.

Dive deep into insights on:

🔹 The pivotal role of EDEI at board level

🔹 Collaborative leadership for effective EDEI strategies

🔹 Boosting organisational aspirations with actionable EDEI plans

🔹 The synergy of HR thought leadership and regulatory compliance for sustainable growth

Having influenced FTSE businesses and elite sports organisations, Sara's expertise is invaluable for anyone looking to champion diversity and inclusion in their workplace.

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🌟 Sara Matthews, founder of Odyssey and an inclusivity partner, shares insights on creating an effective EDEI (Equality, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) strategy in the workplace.Highlights

📈 Begin by explaining the business case for diversity and inclusion, considering reputation, commercial goals, risk management, workforce engagement, and talent attraction.

📊 Manage diversity and inclusion in manageable segments, identifying priorities, collecting relevant data, and setting clear goals.

🌐 Promote leadership at all levels of the organisation, with employees championing change through network groups and inclusion events.

🏛️ Embed diversity and inclusion into the organisations culture, aligning it with the overall business strategy.

🔄 Implement cultural change incrementally rather than attempting a complete overhaul.

🗣️ Foster open communication with the workforce, gather feedback, and regularly update employees on progress, success, and learnings.

These strategies can help organisations create a more inclusive, diverse, and mentally healthy workplace culture.

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