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Season Three

Join us every month in Season Three of our Life in Digital Podcast 'Building Inclusive Teams' where Amy Wright, Sphere's Marketing and Talent Manager will speaking to leaders in the digital sector about their approach to hiring, retaining and cultivating high performing teams that are inclusive and reflect the society we live in.

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Episode Four: Asking the Difficult Questions: Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion, equality… it’s fast making its way to the top of the agenda for most businesses. 

However, more is still needed to be done to move the topics away from simply a box ticking exercise to one which drive positive change and involves everyone at every level across an organisation.

In this week’s episode of the Life in Digital Podcast, Amy spoke with the incredible Jasmine Dotiwala.

For those unfamiliar with Jasmine’s experience, she’s currently part of Netflix’s UK Editorial and Publishing team and has built an enviable career in the world of TV and media, holding positions with Viacom, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. 

Alongside these roles, in her roles as Head of Youth Engagement, Head of New Talent and now advisor at Media Trust, Jasmine has been instrumental in creating new pathways for talent from all backgrounds to get into the media and creative industries.

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Episode Three: Hiring for Culture-Add not Culture-Fit

For anyone looking to grow their teams in the coming months and create a hiring process that centers around focusing on the right values and behaviours then this episode isn’t one to be missed.

Amy speaks to Kitty Day, Head of Talent at A Million Ads, the personalisation experts who help their clients harness data to create personalised advertising with more context and relevance to better connect with people.

Kitty shares her experiences of how to create a culture that’s transparent, inclusive and fun, as well as why A Million Ads concentrate on hiring for culture-add rather than culture-fit.

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Episode Two: Authenticity... The Driver of D&I 

Creating a diverse, equal, and inclusive company, it’s been a topic on many companies’ agendas for a while now.

But where do you start, what journey do you need to go on and what organisational changes do you need to make to drive a culture shift and bring D&I to the forefront?

This week, Amy’s joined by Akama Davies, Director of Global Solutions & Innovation at Xaxis and Co-Founder of We are Stripes, a DEI consultancy whose mission is to address the ethnic imbalance in the creative and advertising sectors.

In one of our most relevant discussions to date, Akama talks Amy through the work the team at We are Stripes are doing to support companies in their quest to address their approach to delivering robust, genuine D&I talent strategies.

The pair also discuss the media and wider societal impacts surrounding race and the Black Lives Matter movement have had on D&I, as well as how us as individuals can drive change and create positive actions within the workplace.

For anyone seeking to address their D&I policies in 2021, the actionable takeaways Akama shares throughout the discussion are not to be missed.

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Episode One: Maintaining great company culture whilst growing remotely

This week, Amy's joined by Matthew Goldhill, Founder and CEO of Picnic, a social display ad marketplace which enables better, more engaging advertising campaigns for brands.

We dive into the unique challenges and opportunities that remote working has presented Picnic, when it comes to maintaining a great company culture, and what lies ahead when it comes to creating an engaging work environment that works for everyone.


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