Driving Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series

The Said Business School is launching a new speaker series on responsible leadership, which provides a University-wide opportunity for engagement with recognised industry exemplars in the area of quality and diversity. The series is part of a programme of Equality and Diversity activities funded via the Oxford- Institutional Strategic Support Fund and led by Professors Sue Dopson and Helen McShane. The inaugural talk in the series will be given by Dame Sue Owen DCB, a former British Civil Service Diversity Champion. The inaugural talk in the series will be given by Dame Sue Owen DCB, a former British Civil Service Diversity Champion.

Leadership for diversity and inclusion - lessons from the UK civil service

How the dial only really shifted on gender...

Progress on diversity in the UK civil service and why it matters. How the dial only really shifted on gender, and why the focus is now on inclusion and addressing bullying and harassment. What the good leaders are doing?

Dame Sue Owen will give a talk followed by a Q&A with the audience moderated by Sue Dopson, Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Fellow of Green Templeton College, Deputy Dean of Saïd Business School.

Event Schedule

17:15 - Registration opens
17:45 - Event starts
18:45 - Drinks reception
19:45 - Close

Speaker Information

Dame Sue Owen DCB has just retired from the civil service, having led the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport since 2013. After a decade as an academic economist, she joined the civil service spending 14 years at the Treasury. She also worked in the British Embassy Washington, No 10, as COO at International Development and Strategy Director General in Work and Pensions with a £200bn budget.

The event is free.  To register, click here