Community event: Going from DEI intention to implementation
When it comes to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, bridging the gap between good intentions and action is a challenge that needs to be tackled head-on. Many companies don’t even know their status quo and fail to meet their own goal-setting.
So where do you start? How can you implement inclusive values, build diversified teams and accomplish the goals you set? In short, what are the first steps to becoming diverse?
For our third ‘Designing the New Usual’ event hosted by The Index Project and Designit, we’ll take a deep dive into the DEI agenda and how to turn momentum into a strategy.
Featuring our host Phil Hall from Designit, speakers and change-makers, we’ll make sure to highlight different aspects of getting started and focussing on DEI.
This event will be in-person at Rentemestervej 57, 2400 København from 16:00-18:00 CET, where you’ll also get the chance to catch a drink after the event and share experiences and take-aways with people eager to design a new usual as well.
Our speakers are
- Niddal El-Jabri, Founder & Strategist at Liberate Agency. Niddal has a background as Founder of the NGO Mino Denmark, which works to help ethnic minorities in Denmark be equal and participate in society. His Liberate Agency specialises in inclusive marketing, assisting brands in navigating successfully into being diverse, equity creating and inclusive, and reaching the full potential of their target group.
- Aram Ostadian-Binai, Founder & CEO of the Soulfuls. Aram is a social entrepreneur, DEI advocate, and branding consultant. She’s the Founder and Director of the DEI creative agency Norm Media working with diversity and inclusion, and in 2018 she founded the women’s community The Soulfuls, which works to create space for more diverse talents in areas of creative and media as well as entrepreneurship.
Our changemaker interviews will feature:
- Tinna C. Nielsen, Anthropologist & Inclusive Behavioural Designer. Tinna has years of experience applying insights from behavioural and social sciences to pioneer inclusive design- and change approaches for inclusive systems. In 2013, she founded the change-organisation Move the Elephant – For Inclusiveness and launched the award-winning Inclusion Nudges change- and behavioural design methodology with Lisa Kepinski.
- Andrea Lee, Senior Manager of User Experience Research at LinkedIn. Andrea is passionate about building and leading high integrity and high performing teams who work across LinkedIn's consumer products in diverse global markets. She collaborates with leaders of product, design, marketing and engineering. Additionally, as a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging allyship ambassador, Andrea leads learning circles to activate everyday allyship actions.
More speakers to be announced soon!
16:05-16:15: Five key take-aways on DEI from our speakers
16:15-16:35: Panel discussion
16:35-16:40: Changemaker interview
16:40-16:50: Panel discussion
17:00-18:00: Drinks and catching-up
See you there!