Will DE&I survive the storm? Fighting for diversity as a business priority

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 BST
Place: Online

Despite 32% of CEOs claiming to prioritise ‘Workforce’ (Gartner) and major brands focusing on diversity metrics, many experts claim that 2023 marks a steep decline for diversity as a primary business consideration.

Monster reported DE&I being a low priority among recruiters, with only 5% considering it important, while 10% of business leaders feeling forced to cut diversity programmes during downturns.

Papirfly has teamed up with two global diversity experts for our one-hour panel as we ask:

  • To what extent have layoffs, an economic downturn and prioritising profitability led to DE&I being deprioritised?
  • How much top talent are brands missing out on by failing to match employee expectations of driving DE&I policies and progress?
  • What do companies stand to gain by driving DE&I as part of their on-brand culture, to consistently champion diversity in a competitive market place?

Tune in for a panel discussion including Emily Firth, Founder of TheTruthWorks and former head of Employer Brand at Booking.com, and Jona Gjini, Global Employer Brand leader of Web3 security tech company Ledger – led by Papirfly’s own Danielle Giannotti, who has been working with global brands to activate their EVP’s for the past years and Craig Unsworth, CPO and executive sponsor of the DEI&B Group at Papirfly.