Webinar for Diverse Entrepreneurs in the UK
Workforces. Customers. Collaborations.
In these unprecedented times of remote working, and the “new normal”, diverse entrepreneurs are demonstrating the adaptability and innovation necessary to prosper under conditions that drive traditional businesses to the wall.
A discussion panel on CHANGING WORKFORCES
These 5 business experts, with a huge wealth of experience running a business as an immigrant in the UK as well as advocating and empowering other diverse entrepreneurs in their journeys to success, here are a few insights for you. Download the recording for full content.
- Cristina Irimie We were the first people to move training and accreditation for CSCS Cards for the construction industry online. It took a lot of creativity. And we observed, first hand, how having a variety of cultural backgrounds made that possible. Some people just run wiht the idea, and some struggled.
- Lina Bourdon I started to learn another language at the age of 22, and my English tutor told me this: The fact that you speak with an accent, means one thing, and one thing only. That you can speak another language.
- Aiste Naujokaityte The label that Eastern Europeans used to ahve 10-15 years ago has shifted. We are now much better recognised for bringing huge value to the economy.
- Lina Bourdon Diversity is not only about skin colour and country we are from. There are very many different aspects that make us different and unique.
- Have ethnic minorities changed in the last 10-15 years? Lina Bourdon definitely yes, I am observing that ethnic communities are getting stronger. Emilia Cybulska A lot more initiatives and focus are now on diversity in organisations such as NatWest.
- Aiste Naujokaityte Being diverse is something that businesses should be proud of. Managing a diverse team starts wiht making sure everyone is happy where they are.
- Cristina Irimie To reach out to specific minority, use their language, do your marketing campaign in their language.
- Cristina Irimie I learnt, through my first years as an immigrant, that my vulnerability became my strength.
Type of content: Webinar Recording
Date: 22 October 2020
Duration: 50min (from 7th till 60th minute)
Experts featured in the Webinar:
- Tomasz Dyl, Director at GottaBe! Marketing
- Aiste Naujokaityte, President at Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (UK) and Client Director for MIT Ventures
- Cristina Irimie, Operational Director at Happy People Learning Centre
- Lina Bourdon, Managing Director, City & Country Financial Services and National Chair for Diversity Policy, Federation of Small Businesses
- Emilia Cybulska, Relationship Manager, Business Banking, NatWest
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