From Here to Diversity 2023 - Speakers

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Your speakers

Eileen Browne - Conference Chair

Training Consultant, DSC

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Eileen joined DSC in January 2018, and having worked within the commercial teams in charities and social enterprises brought a wealth of experience of generating income and delivering high quality services into the DSC Sales team.

Eileen’s many years’ experience as a trainer in both the commercial and 3rd sectors was then employed as she became a member of the Training team, designing, updating, producing, retailing and delivering courses and workshops.

Eileen enjoys being part of a team that is genuine, professional and totally committed to building sustainable charities with well trained, confident trustees, employees and volunteers.

Mo Kanjilal

Co-Creator, Watch this Sp_ce

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Mo Kanjilal is Co-Creator at Watch This Sp_ce, a multi-award-winning diversity and inclusion company. During a career in international technology corporations leading global teams, Mo worked on creating inclusive teams and engaging employees.

After working in smaller digital companies on similar initiatives, she co-created Watch This Sp_ce during the pandemic. The company works with a range of organisations in different sectors to help them understand what changes they need to make and how to drive those changes and engage people.
Mo is also a Charity board Trustee, a Non-Exec Director, a Conference Speaker, and Writer.

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Frances Brown

Governance, EDI and strategy expert

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Frances is an experienced governance, strategy and EDI practitioner, specialising in race equity, with a strong track record working with Chief Executives, Chairs, and Trustees in the charity and local government sectors.

Frances is creative, insightful, and pragmatic. A strategic thinker with a proven track record of delivering improvements to organisation effectiveness, equality, diversity and inclusion, and accountability. Frances leadership style is based on inclusive leadership, empowerment, collaboration, nurturing talent, and harnessing the power of lived experience.

Louise Parkes


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Louise joined GOSH Children’s Charity as the Chief Executive in May 2019. Prior to her current role, Louise was at the helm of Barnardo's Income and Innovation division, where she led a directorate of over 2,000 people. This included fundraising, brand, marketing, digital, retail and business development. She also had responsibility for the delivery of fostering and adoption services and safeguarding consultancy services.

Louise is currently the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Nominations Committee and a Non-Executive Director of Wenta, an enterprise agency based in Hertfordshire.

Louise has worked in the sector for more than 25 years and has successfully led fundraising directorates for a number of high-profile, UK-wide organisations including British Heart Foundation and Shelter UK.

Dr Sanjiv Lingayah

Founder and Director, Reframing Race

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Sanjiv Lingayah is a researcher, writer and consultant working on racial justice. He is the Founder and Director of Reframing Race. Sanjiv was the lead author of the Home Truths report about racism in the charity sector and is the race equity lead in the follow up programme, Home Truths 2.

Judeline Nicholas

Associate Consultant

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Utilising over 30 years of experience providing consultancy services and programmes in the UK and internationally, Judeline work’s with organisations to develop their people to be the best they can be with a particular emphasis on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion matters.

Judeline is a Lay Panel Member of Employment Tribunals (Discrimination) and was highly commended for her work on EDI by the Institute of Directors coaching C-Suite, Boards, and aspiring leaders through challenging conversations to achieve their personal and business aspirations. Judeline is also chair the Norfolk Race Equality, Human Rights Network and a judge with the Third Sector Awards.

Helen Eaton

Associate Consultant

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Helen Eaton is an engaging and enthusiastic Neurodiversity specialist with 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering leadership and communication skills training across IT, defence, retail and public sector organisations.

She has extensive experience of supporting children, teens and adults with neurodevelopmental differences, giving her a solid understanding of the lifelong day to day impact of these conditions.

Alongside this, she has published two Autism books, spoken at a National Autistic Society conference, and been guest speaker on BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth show and Anna Kennedy OBE’s Women’s Radio Station show.


Speaker TBC

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AbilityNet is a pioneering UK charity with a global perspective. We believe the power of digital technology should be available to everyone, regardless of ability or age. Our free online resources and a network of over 300 community-based volunteers help individuals with any disability, of any age, to use all kinds of digital technology. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all.

For well over two decades, AbilityNet has been championing the transformative power of technology to change lives in the workplace, in education and at home. From modest beginnings, we are now leading experts in all areas of digital and assistive technologies and our impact is felt worldwide.

Andy Bell

Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

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Andy has been with Centre for Mental Health since 2002 and became Chief Executive in 2023. He has worked for more than 25 years in the voluntary sector, striving for equality and social justice through research, communicating evidence, influencing policy, and informing debate.

Andy was the driving force behind the Commission for Equality in Mental Health, funded by the Elliott Simmons Charitable Trust, established to investigate inequalities in mental health. The Commission's work culminated in a final report, Mental Health for All, which set out what a system for equality could look like across communities, local and national government.

He is at the forefront of Equally Well UK, a collaborative to support the physical health of people with a mental illness.

He played a pivotal role in facilitating the Local Authority Mental Health Challenge, which engaged elected members across the country in championing mental health at a local level.

Vibhati Bhatia

South Asians for Sustainability

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January 1st 2021 saw the launch of South Asians for Sustainability, introducing their mission as a community-led organisation:

Raising awareness and engaging South Asian communities on the climate emergency, sustainable living and carbon conscious behaviour.

Culturally relevant, easy to understand and practical content with a focus on events and festivals, religious and ancestral traditions and current environmental injustices.

Highlighting representation of South Asian professionals working within the industry and empowering students in pursuit of relevant careers.