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Unlock the Business Potential of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Diversity Equity Inclusion EDI free online webinar event WISE

Join us and London Women in Engineering Group (LoWEG) for an exclusive event tailored for decision makers, EDI leads, and HR business partners as we delve into the crucial aspects of the business case for EDI.

This event is designed to provide you with invaluable insights into how EDI impacts the bottom line, while also showcasing the pivotal role it plays in achieving gender parity within your organisation.


Key Highlights:

– Understanding the Business Case for EDI: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategic importance of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and its direct correlation to business success.

– Real Impact on the Bottom Line: Explore tangible examples of how EDI practices directly influence the financial outcomes of organisations, revealing the measurable impact on profitability and sustainability.

– WISE Support for Gender Parity: Learn firsthand how WISE can be a valuable partner in supporting your organisation’s journey towards achieving gender parity.

– Case Study: Journey of a Mature EDI Organisation: Gain insights from a mature EDI organisation as they share their journey, providing a roadmap for those looking to progress towards a more inclusive and diverse workplace.

– The Role of Allyship: Understand the significance of allyship in the context of broader EDI objectives and discover practical ways to foster an inclusive culture.

– Enhancing Talent Pool: Learn strategies for improving the size, quality, and balance of your talent pool, ensuring a workforce that reflects diverse perspectives and experiences.

– Driving Innovation and Creativity: Uncover how fostering diversity contributes to improved innovation and creativity within your organisation.

– Boosting Productivity: Explore the link between EDI initiatives and enhanced productivity, creating a workplace where every individual can thrive.

Elevating Customer Experience: Understand how a diverse and inclusive workforce positively impacts customer experience, contributing to overall business success.



Jack Painter, Head of Products and Services (D&I Lead), WISE


Jack joined WISE in June 2022 as the Diversity and Inclusion lead within the Products and Services Team. Jack has broad subject matter expertise across diversity, inclusion and associated employment law (Assoc CIPD) and is a confident public speaker and trainer.

Simon Earnshaw, Production and Supply Chain Director, Air Products

Simon Earnshaw

Simon is a chemical engineer who has enjoyed a long career at Air Products working in a variety of engineering, operations and business roles. He has lived and worked in the EU, US and Asia, experiencing many cultures and ways that women have worked within an industry that has historically been seen as being male dominated. Simon is proud to be an active ally and mentor, supporting diversity inclusion and belonging at Air Products. 

Gary Hawkins, Head of Streetworks, Reinstatement and Collaboration, Cadent Gas


Gary is the Head of Streetworks, Reinstatement and Collaboration for Cadent Gas London Network. He’s been in the role for three years and have been at Cadent for ten years. Gary previously worked at LBHF as a Streetworks Manager. 



10:00 Jack Painter, WISE: Introduction to Diversity – why is it important? What is the business case?

10:10 Simon Earnshaw, Air Products: ‘Air Products EDI journey

10:20 Gary Hawkins, Cadent Gas: ‘How allyship supports wider EDI goals’

10:30 How WISE and LoWEG can support EDI within organisations

10:45 Q&A: ‘How can organisations begin and progress their own EDI journeys’

11:30 Finish


This event is a unique opportunity for you to gain actionable insights, connect with industry experts, and chart a course towards a more inclusive and successful future.

Secure your spot now and be a part of this transformative experience.



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