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Jiten Patel

Diversync Limited

ABOUT ME

I am passionate about Inclusion because it moves organisations from simply having workforce diversity to creating a highly performing organization, where each can feel that they belong.

My journey into equality, diversity and inclusion began when I was recruited, following the passing of the, then, Disability Discrimination Act, to make
HSBC Bank accessible.

Very quickly my thinking developed; accessibility applies, not only to disability, but to all facets of diversity. Accessibility, I realized, makes people
available to improve an organization’s creativity, innovation and productivity.

As I deepened my understanding it became apparent to me that it takes more than just a diverse workforce to be able to realize the inherent benefits. The key lies in C am passionate about Inclusion because it moves organisations from simply having workforce diversity to creating a highly performing organization, where each can feel that they belong.

My journey into equality, diversity and inclusion began when I was recruited, following the passing of the, then, Disability Discrimination Act, to make HSBC Bank accessible.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
Jiten is a recognised Conscious Inclusion thought leader, an award-winning Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategist and practitioner, a published author and blogger about maximising Inclusion through diversity. He has developed specific expertise in the fields of Consciously Inclusive Leadership, race and anti-racism, cognitive biases and microaggressions, stereotype threat, structural privilege, consciously inclusive strategic planning, and operational implementation.

He is the author of Demystifying Diversity which went into a second edition in July 2020. He set up his own EDI Consultancy in 2001 through which he has worked within a broad range of sectors and with clients of all sizes, Blue Chip companies through to small local charities.

PORTFOLIO

 Coach and mentor to Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners
 Mentor to Diversity and Inclusion writers and authors
 Inclusive Leadership coaching for CEOs, Exec Boards, senior leaders
 Anti-Racism training for Capital One UK Exec team and top 50 leaders
 Inclusive Leadership Training for senior leaders at Univar solutions
 Research into the barriers to career progression for ethnic minority staff
 Listening sessions/reporting following BLM protests for 3 corporate
clients
 Design and implementation of equality strategies for many clients
 Design and delivery of highly successful positive action programmes for a
range of clients, including UK Civil Service, and the Open University
 Inclusion reviews / audits for PLCs, central and local government, Police
Forces, Fire and Rescue services, and higher education providers

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