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The Institute of Directors (IOD) is leading the way on motivating the Boardroom to be more diverse and inclusive. The UK Tour of Inclusive Business arrives in London.

Event Photography London ConferenceDr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu The recent tour of Institute of Directors' Open House events has coming to an end. Inclusive Business, marked the end of the trio of events intended to kick start the conversation in boardrooms about national issues. You can read more about the efforts of the IOD in D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) on their website.

Liz Johnson Inclusive BusinessInclusive Business Keynote: Paralympian businesswoman Liz Johnson Each of the three Open House events have toured the UK using a similar format. Headed up by leading lights in business with a particular passion for connection, global reach and inclusion, delegates have been treated to the latest thinking in their area. However, these events have not been theory only. Each event has been full of discussion, workshops and practical advice to fellow business leaders.

London Event Photographer Conference

You can read more about Global Business and Connected Business (and the local Nottingham version) in their respective blog posts. Once again I was asked to cover the photography for the latest London event at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, St Paul's.

The Venue: Leonardo Royal Hotel

The Leonardo Royal Hotels are some of the very best places to stay for business or pleasure. Excellent service, courteous staff, and fabulous facilities combine to make the St Paul's venue the perfect location for any event.

Event Photographer Leonardo Hotel St Pauls London

Conference Comfort Break


Amie Willenberg and Laura Jumnoodoo of the IOD put together a slick programme with thought provoking and lively content. Of course the event would not be the same without Sponsors Jaguar, Breathe HR, and Premier.

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Stratstone Jaguar Land Rover

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Inclusive Speakers

The main keynote speakers included Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Liz Johnson, Elizabeth Oni-lyiola, Bola Tinubu and Santino Pietrosanti Jr.

Keynote Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu had delegates on their feet and moving to the beat.



delegates respond to keynote


Liz Johnson Keynote Inclusive BusinessParalympian and businesswoman Liz Johnson spoke passionately about her experiences and mindset.

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Bola Tinubu Keynote SpeechBola Tinubu, Founder of The Cece Yara Foundation also brought her insightful thoughts on encouraging other successful businesswomen to the conference. Elizabeth Oni-lyiola Keynote PresentationElizabeth Oni-lyiola, Development Director, Inclusive Boards shared her research and findings Santino Pietrosanti JrSantino Pietrosanti Jr from Jaguar Land Rover spoke in detail about his companies approach to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce The Panel Discussion: Unconscious Bias

Santino Pietrosanti Jr joined Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, business guru Dowshan Humzah, Founder & CEO of Breathe, Jonathan Richards, and Liz Johnson to discuss Unconscious Bias. Whether it actually exists, and how to tackle it if it does.

Inclusive Business Panel Discussion

London Event Photographer Leonardo Hotel St Pauls

Round-table Discussions

To round off the day in-depth discussions were held by experts from a range of sectors.


Event Photographer London Breakout Session

The final note went to Charlotte Valeur, IoD Chair, who gave a characteristically impassioned and inspiring speech about the work of the IOD towards diversity and inclusion.



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