Our Mission

The Power of Diversity series  breaks down barriers to inclusion by empowering organisations to collaborate in creating inclusive workplace cultures, providing the tools and learnings to tackle the challenges of diverse representation.

Addressing issues such as gender, disability, inclusive leadership and untapped talent, the Power of Diversity is making a huge impact on the professional culture of the City, providing a forum to showcase initiatives which become the blueprint to creating fully inclusive workplaces and equal opportunities for all.

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Key Numbers

  • 6

    Power of Diversity organises yearly 6 themed seminars

  • 3

    Senior Leadership Forums

  • 70+

    Companies collaborating

  • 93%

    Would recommend the breakfast seminars to senior leaders

The Breakfast

Diversity & Inclusion is now a business performance imperative, it is not about being ‘nice’.

The seminars showcase success stories and share best practice in workplace diversity, bringing together business leaders and HR professionals alike. Companies can then develop creative ways to foster an inclusive culture by tackling the obstacles to recruiting, retaining and developing talent that truly represents all walks of our diverse society. 

More information about the Power of Diversity
Series Programme can be viewed here

The Programme

"I think the best thing about The Lord Mayor's Appeal's Power of Diversity breakfasts is the opportunity to network with peers, to share ideas, and to learn. That's an incredible forum that you can pull together."

Steve Varley
Chairman, EY UK&I

Unleashing the
Power of Diversity Research

The new 'Unleashing the Power of Diversity: Measurement, Motivation and Management' research undertaken by Cass Business School and Ashridge Executive Education is available to download. 

Commissioned by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, CIMA and the City of London Corporation, it seeks to find out why good diversity and inclusion strategies are not always being implemented in City firms. The report recommends a ‘3Ms’ approach to embedding diversity: measurement, motivation and management.

Download research (PDF)

"The Power of Diversity programme is powerful indeed. Some of the diversity and inclusion initiatives that we have been most proud of in the last two years were born at a PoD breakfast. We have found so many of these meetings nothing short of inspirational; none more so than when we get to hear from people who've directly benefitted from what diversity and inclusion has to offer."

Raj. S. Panasar
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

a member

Power of Diversity provides practical tips and tools by focussing on the key challenges and priorities identified across recruitment, retention and developing talent. It is tailored for both business leaders and HR/Diversity professionals.

To become a member of the 2018 series, or for further information please contact us:
020 7332 3777