Thanks to the 70+ professionals and young people who participated in the second edition of #OurCity2030 Employers’ Forum last Thursday, kindly hosted at KPMG and supported by the West of England Good Employment Charter. 


A massive thanks to Babbasa Trailblazer Monica Wat who so brilliantly hosted the evening and to Sangeetha Wynter for running the excellent panel discussion with Catherine Ridd from Triodos Bank,  Babbasa Trailblazer Jeril Laiju from Forrest Brown and Anjelica Johnson from the Office for Students.


The panel was followed by three breakout rooms giving a safe space for people from various organisations and backgrounds who shared their stories, highlighted processes they’ve put in place to reach diverse talent and remove barriers, and shared insights on driving the social mobility agenda.  And thanks to Lizzie Lyons from Business West and Daniel Palmer. 


It was great to see positive feedback and learnings for the next edition in the spring!

  • 87% cited gaining useful information that may support you with equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices
  • 95% said the Forum supported to access useful information to enhance ways of accessing diverse young talent
  • 100% cited the Forum helped to foster connections for collaborative working


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