March 9, 2023
Join us at the New Generation Operational Risk Europe Summit
Marissa Ellis (CEO and founder of Diversily) led a Masterclass and Mentor Session on:
Masterclass and mentor sessions include a 20-40 minute presentation followed by a 20-40 minute open, private and intimate discussion with the audience
Marissa Ellis, the founder and CEO of Diversily, opened up the discussion looking at the difference between diversity and inclusion. Diversity is about encouraging the differences between people, whilst inclusion is about making sure that you include these people in your discussion. Marissa asked her audience to think about diversity and inclusion more inclusively – not about giving women men’s jobs; rather, getting people to embrace their differences and encouraging an environment where this is welcome.
Marissa encouraged participants to rethink leadership. She used empowerment and trust as productivity levers to drive performance, and defined leadership as about bringing people together and encouraging them to solve problems and find solutions.
Marissa explained how important it is for companies to embed diversity and inclusion into their organisations. It needs to be brought into the risk conversation, as if it viewed as a business risk, it can be measured and managed.
Marissa asked the audience to think about the risks of a lack of diversity and inclusion; what the controls are. She also discussed how aspects of people’s lives such as being a parent or carer can also be considered in diversity. Marissa encouraged the audience to broaden their horizons and make genuine connections – invite other people into their world consciously and proactively.
In the mentor session, the audience took part in an interactive session to look at
The audience used shared e-whiteboard to offer their ideas.
Thank you, Marissa Ellis, for opening up this discussion. Please visit Marissa’s social site and website to learn more about Diversily and how you can incorporate this to your company.
Written by Klara Hansen, WiRC Coordinator and Data Insight Analyst and Acin