About the Event

A diverse and inclusive workplace is one in which all employees feel equally included and supported in all aspects of the workplace, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organisation.

The theme for this year’s IWD is “break the bias”, at BWHR we are digging in deeper to what that means to black professionals working in HR. At our event you will hear from senior HR practitioners on how to create an inclusive voice especially at leadership level. There will be an opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end of the session.


Event Details:

  1. Registered participants will receive their login details to the virtual conference platform InEvent week commencing 7 March 2022. Please email admin@blackwomanhr.co.uk if you haven’t received your email by 9am Friday 11 March 2022.
  2. The event will begin at 1pm BST but an introduction message from the CEO & Founder at 12.30pm
  3. The event will be recorded and will be available on demand to attendees until Friday 18 March 2022.
  4. The chat and networking functions on the virtual conference platform can be used by participants to engage and connect with other attendees
  5. For security reasons it is requested that participants join the virtual sessions five minutes prior to the scheduled start time.


Meet the Panel

Patricia Galloway

Head of Human Resources, London, NY, Tokyo at DVB Bank

Patricia Galloway is a global HR leader with two decades expertise in starting, scaling and securing business success within the banking, technology, and engineering industries.

Her passion is helping organisations grow their performance and profit by developing their people.

Her desire to build inclusive cultures, that enable others to learn and grow, is something that’s transcended the organisations Patricia’s worked for. It’s why she’s also a Non-Executive Director with the Association Foreign Banks and Vice President on the board of the City Women’s Network.

Patricia holds a BSc Hons in Occupational Psychology and a Master’s in Human Resource Management, she’s CIPD qualified and a practising C-Suite executive coach with a niche for helping people in transition.


Dr Marcelle Moncrieffe

Group Chief People Officer

Marcelle is the Group Chief People Officer at London South Bank University Group and is a member of the Executive, having joined as Group Executive Director, People and OD in 2019. Marcelle oversees HR, Transformation, Equality Diversity and Inclusion and Organisational Development across the group and has over 20 years HR experience gained in several sectors.

Marcelle was previously Head of HR at the BBC overseeing cultural change, employee relations cases and HR support services for 20,000 staff and was seconded to deliver major change in BBC News and BBC Television.

Marcelle spent several years in London Local Authorities in senior HR roles including Director of Human Resources and OD, Deputy Director of Human Resources and Head of People Services.

Marcelle recently completed a doctorate exploring the impact of workplace cultures on the career progression of Black employees and is passionate about breaking down barriers to help underrepresented employees achieve their full potential. Marcelle is a Non-Executive Director at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and is co-founder of the Black Leadership Advisory Council.

In addition to her DBA, Marcelle holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, a bachelor’s degree in Law (Hons) and is a fellow of the CIPD.


Arun Batra OBE

Partner at EY

Arun is a Partner at EY, the CEO and founder of the National and Global Equality Standards and the Global diversity markets leader. He has over 25 years of senior D&I experience.

He is very much seen as a leading voice on diversity in business across the UK, is EYs Partner sponsor for  the Parker Review, Sir John Parkers review into ethnic diversity of UK boards, a board member of No.10s race disparity board and is simultaneously working closely with BEIS on related initiatives.

He was previously responsible for leading D&I for both former Mayors of London namely Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone. He has also been an advisor to the  former Attorney General , Baroness Scotland and led diversity in the Criminal Justice Group within the Home Office. In 2019 he was awarded an OBE for diversity and inclusiveness and previously won the prestigious MCA consultant of the year for his work in D&I.

At EY he has overseen more than 300 engagements across multiple sectors, providing advice on complex people challenges.

Christina Brooks

Founder and CEO of Ruebik

Christina Brooks is the founder and CEO of Ruebik, a leading talent attraction agency. Racial and gender discrimination shape Brooks’ perspective of access to opportunities.

From a young schoolgirl in Gloucester, to the social impact driven entrepreneur she is today. It is this ugly truth, that prevents many proficient candidates from securing the roles they rightfully deserve, so that they can

Her mission at Ruebik is to impart her knowledge and lived experiences to help better the lives of the disenfranchised, encompassing gender, ethnicity, and disability.

Brooks has over 20 years’ experience in the talent attraction field, including Global Executive Talent Lead at Rolls Royce. She is adept in cultural and racial impacts on business, along with boardroom and executive leadership roles.

Her passion is further reflected in her personal endeavours, as a Trustee for an alternative provision school in London, a Governor of an Autism & Cognitive Social Communication school, mentor to incarcerated youth, and advisor to many black-owned social start-ups.


Mar 11 2022


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 11 2022
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM








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