4th July 2019
Thank you to everyone who made the Equality Conference such a success on the 4th July. More than 200 people benefited from the passion and experience of our key note speakers, panellist and workshop facilitators.
Equality Guernsey report
The Equality Guernsey report on the workshop series and conference is now available here
If you missed the conference or wish to re watch the panellists or welcome from our Chair Alan Brown and Deputy Emilie Yerby, please see the links below
We had 11 workshops to choose from and we know many of you wanted to see many more of them. Below are a number of the slide presentations from the workshops
Introduction to the DIFERA scheme
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Social Equality and Age
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Face Equality International
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Disability Discrimination Panel
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Thank you to our Speakers
Thank you to all our Equality Conference speakers who provided such fascinating insight, passion and commitment to the Equality and Inclusion agenda locally. The first class quality of our speakers ensured we did #StartTheConversation you can view the videos and slides of a number of the presentations, panels and workshops in our resources section of the website
He was Headteacher at Oakvale, Le Rondin and Le Murier before moving to the Education Department, finally retiring from the post of Director of Education at the end of 2017.
His passion for ensuring that all people in society are treated fairly and with respect no matter their background and personal circumstances led to him applying for the voluntary position as Chair of the EWG, a position he took up in February 2018. He is pleased to be working with such committed and experienced colleagues at this critical time in Guernsey, in the development of the equality agenda and the rights of all Guernsey people.
Alan also works as a civil, commercial and workplace mediator.
Deputy Emilie Yerby
was when she started on Channel 4’s T4 that she became a household name.
June hosted 2005’s Make Poverty History event and presented at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 she hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. June has also interviewed and introduced some of the world’s biggest names including HRH Prince of Wales, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and George Clooney.
She has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, whilst campaigning for The One and Produce (RED). June was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the
youngest ever people to receive an MBE.
June is the co‐founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers including Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi and Iman.
After living in America for eight years, June moved back to the UK in 2015, and is now a regular panellist on Sky News’ weekly current affairs discussion show, The Pledge.
June is also an author of two award winning books; ‘Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration’ and The Power of Women. Diversify is launching across USA and Canada in Summer 2019.
In today’s society we all stand up and say we want everyone to succeed, we want everyone to reach their dream but how can we when half of us are being held back. I believe we should all be involved in the conversation and the only way to do that is by having equal opportunity, equal rights and over all having equality.
James says “I’m delighted to be invited to be an Ambassador of Equality Guernsey because this is the right time for the island to recognise how fundamental human rights and equality are for all of us and to act accordingly.”
The alliance’s website is here: www.faceequalityinternational.org.
“As a Christian I believe that we are each uniquely created and equally loved by a God who calls us to be ambassadors of the same. Our society is therefore always far stronger when we embrace and celebrate our differences whilst treating each other with mutual love and understanding. I am thrilled to be part of the Equality Guernsey Campaign as I know that the island has always been a steadfast rock that offers a place of refuge to all. I am looking forward to “coming home” in July to participate in the EGC conference so that we can explore this together further.”
Vic Tanner Davy
Dave is CEO of Northern Trust Channel Islands where he is responsible for the Banking, Fund Administration and Fiduciary business.
Dave has previously represented Northern Trust’s Channel Islands business on a number of regional diversity and inclusion resource councils, campaigning for excellence in recruiting, developing and deploying the highest calibre workforce.
Working with vulnerable people has been a fundamental aspect of Paul’s work over the past 20 years. In all of his roles he has never been afraid to influence policy and practical change so that the voices of those who have no voice at all can be heard. “The best way to tackle any problem is at its source, treating causes rather than symptoms. It saves people from suffering the same problems over and over again”.
For me this work is about treating everyone with dignity and respect and empowering people to challenge the status quo to improve their lives.
Sarah joined Northern Trust in July 2016 and is responsible for the strategy and implementation of a wide variety of diversity and inclusion programmes and initiatives in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. As part of the Global Office of Diversity & Inclusion she is responsible for supporting the business to recruit, develop and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Before joining Northern Trust, Sarah headed up Diversity and Inclusion teams at AIG and Barclays Wealth. Prior to this she held a variety of HR roles at Morgan Stanley and Simmons & Simmons LLP.
Sarah holds a BA in International Management and Business Administration with German from the University of Reading. Additionally she holds an MSc in Human Resource Management and an MBA from the Open University.
She is a Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) and is bilingual English/German. Sarah is also a Magistrate, serving in the East London Local Justice Area across two magistrates’ courts. Additionally she sits on the board of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, advising them on diversity and inclusion.
Sarah is a qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor, delivering Mental Health First Aid England’s one and two day courses on mental health both within Northern Trust and externally.
Dr Nicola Brink
We all have an identity that means that we may be treated differently for some reason – whether we realise that or not. And we have a moral duty to protect people who are more vulnerable than ourselves from discrimination. And, thats why I (and Liberate) are involved in the EWG.
Personally I would love to see people changing their views and perception towards LGBTQ+ people, in particular for people to take the time to understand the Trans community more. It would be an amazing achievement if we could all be more accepting of people who are different to ourselves and we can only do this by listening to each other and engaging with each other.
Liberate support the LGBTQ+ community, their family and friends, we campaign to to update laws to be LGBTQ inclusive, we inform people of LGBTQ+ issues, and hold inclusive events to create an open dialogue with regards to these issues.
Karen returned home to Guernsey in 2014 after spending much of her working life in Europe, Australasia and North America. Having a young family Karen chose to give up consulting (lots of travel) and started a new life in the 3rd sector, firstly with the Disability Alliance. Whilst working and volunteering in the sector she felt a need to pull together a wider group of like minded people on the topics of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and in 2016 formed the Equality Working Group. It’s first role being to provide input into the Government and Disability & Inclusion Strategy board on broader equality issues, findings and guidance, with specific reference to the Equality Rights Organisation (ERO).
Karen is currently We All Matter, Eh? projects director and can be contacted on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN.
Her role is to ensure that disabled people get a quality supported employment service and that the service continues to develop to meet the needs of disabled islanders. She takes great pride in the fact that the team work hard to provide the right types of support to both employers and individuals with barriers to employment.
Sarah has experience in advising companies in a broad range of industries including financial services, insurance, legal and media. She also has in-house secondment experience working within both employment legal and HR teams and spent time in a major international bank where she gained invaluable experience of employment related matters from the client’s perspective.
The support services are organised by a management committee who establish contact and friendship for many islanders. Having been an accomplished and experienced motivator with a solid history of achievement in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations ensuring that best practices are followed for maximum eﬃciency. Has helped in establishing a well-respected charity
In recent years David was the Chair Person for Young Enterprise, following ten years as an advisor, he has also served as a past Chair Person of PostWatch Guernsey and past President of the Bowmen of Guernsey. He has been a members of the Confederation of Guernsey Industry (CGi) management board and a former Chair Person of Guernsey Island Games Association. Community work within my Parish has culminated in carrying out the roles of Procurer for the Poor, Constable, and Douzenier. Over a 15 year period.
I enjoy golf, walking, family time and I’m a loyal Leeds United Football Club supporter above all, I’m always keen to challenge myself.
Dr Sue Fleming
I have been a nurse for 40 years and am very proud of the fact that I ensure that I spend some of my working week as the lead nurse working clinically at St. John’s Residential Home. As Matron of this dual registered Home I think it is vital to ensure that standards are maintained, and that I am able to set a good example to all my staff.
I have worked in a range of care settings and roles throughout my career both in Guernsey and the UK. During this time I have been privileged to work with many older people who I have learnt many valuable lessons from and who have influenced my practice as a nurse.
Most of the roles I have undertaken have included services for older people of which I am passionate about. It is important that older people have a voice and are empowered to make choices in the care they receive. I am the vice chair of the local ageing well in the Bailiwick committee, which has contributed to the development of SLAWS project.
She is a dementia champion and delivers awareness sessions to carers, businesses and organisations and manages a small team of dementia champions and supports professionals. Julie has personal experience of dementia through family members and has previously worked with those living with dementia.
Jim Wood has been a Police Officer since joining the Guernsey Police in 1993.
Jim has served in uniform operational duties, Community Policing, CID and FIS and is also a nationally trained Hostage and Critical Incident Negotiator.
Jim is an accredited Financial Investigation officer and has obtained a Financial Crime Diploma. He has trained and worked with the Counter-Terrorist Operations in Scotland Yard and completed the National Terrorist Financing Investigators course with the National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit.
Since 2014, Jim has worked as a Detective Sergeant in the FIS, responsible for dealing with financial intelligence obtained from the Financial Service Businesses located in Guernsey.