S2: E3 – In Conversation with… Johanna Beresford on Women in Leadership

Series 2, episode 2: In Conversation with... Johanna Beresford on Women in Leadership

In Conversation with… is a podcast series in celebration of the fantastic work being actioned in the world of diversity and inclusion.

Through hard-hitting topics, sharing of personal experiences and being comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations, In Diverse Company brings a refreshing series of weekly interviews with change champions across the industry.

In this episode of our season 2 of In Conversation With, we speak with Johanna Beresford, one of the few CEOs of a human and technology firm.

She started In Diverse Company while being pregnant with her third child. Before this, she served as the International HR Director of various firms for about 20 years, and found herself being particularly interested in the different cultures around the world. She noticed there was so much diversity, but very few firms took advantage of this breadth in perspective, partly because it’s a difficult thing to do. And therefore, she thought with her expertise and passion, she can create a difference in the working world, and went on to start this firm.

Here, she talks about how she is a CEO, a wife and a mother and what it means to be a woman in leadership.

What we’re talking about

Johanna launched In Diverse Company in 2019 out of a strong belief that there was a better way to create and measure inclusive cultures.

We set up our events programme to share some truly inspirational stories and provide evidence of the power of inclusion within the workplace, as well as an opportunity for networking, talking through issues and challenges and creating a community for those working along a D&I journey.

We live by our values, and our approach to our own recruitment policy, team and purpose reflects this. We are a tech company driven by a senior team that are experts in people, with one of the only female CEOs of a HR tech platform across the world.

Our Learning Platform, Include™ is the only LXP that combines Learning and Engagement. Include aims to create more inclusive working cultures and is underpinned by social and behavioural psychology principles.