How to create an

Inclusive Culture
for Ethnically Marginalised Groups



What you will learn from the webcast​

Join this webinar panel discussion with expert practitioners on the crucial topic of creating an inclusive culture for ethnically marginalized groups. Our panelists of the DEI practitioners, Mamtha Pullat (She/Her), Diversity Recruitment Strategist at Volvo Cars, and John Abarshi (He/Him), Global ED&I Lead at Ingka Centres will delve deep into the multifaceted dimensions of ethnicity and its impact on workplaces, communities, and individuals. Through their collective knowledge and expertise, they will explore the challenges faced by ethnic minorities, the systemic barriers that hinder progress, and the opportunities for creating an environment of genuine inclusivity. During this interactive session, the panelists will engage in insightful conversations, sharing valuable insights, best practices, and innovative strategies aimed at achieving a more equitable and diverse society. 

Topics of discussion include:

  1. Understanding the significance of ethnic diversity in the broader context of DEI initiatives.
  2. Recognizing and addressing unconscious biases in the workplace that impact individuals from different ethnic backgrounds.
  3. Exploring the intersections between ethnicity, gender, and other identities, and the unique challenges they pose.
  4. Examining the impact of cultural competence on fostering inclusivity and creating safe spaces for all.
  5. Strategies for recruiting, retaining, and advancing ethnic minorities in organizations.
  6. Collaborative efforts between organizations, communities, and individuals to bridge the ethnic divide and promote unity.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion by posing questions, allowing for a truly immersive learning experience. Whether you are an HR professional, a leader in your organization, a diversity advocate, or an individual interested in understanding and championing ethnic diversity, this webinar will equip you with valuable knowledge and practical tools to effect positive change.


Mamtha Pullat (She/Her), Diversity Recruitment Strategist at Volvo Cars,

After working in India in the education non-profit sector for 5 years, Mamtha moved to Sweden where she has worked in the areas of Inclusion, Belonging & Diversity since 2020. Located in Gothenburg, She is currently working at Volvo Cars as a Diversity Recruitment Strategist, working collaboratively with different verticals to build a D&I strategy, focusing on attracting diverse people and meeting D&I goals.

John Abarshi (He/Him), Global ED&I Lead, Ingka Centres

An American-born Brit with Nigerian heritage that grew up in the Netherlands, John found his way to Sweden about 5 years ago as he started working for Klarna. There he moved in different roles until in 2020, he was part of small group that launched D&I at his previous employer. Currently working at Ingka Centres, his role as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Leader is to ensure that those concepts are an integrated part of business processes, contributing to people and organisational performance on a global scale.

Pil Byriel (She/Her), Co-Founder & CCO, Develop Diverse

Pil is the Co-Founder and CCO of Develop Diverse. Pil advises companies and organizations on diversity and inclusion, as well as unconscious bias. She also advises the network ‘International Women-in-Tech’ on D&I. Before Develop Diverse, she worked with employee engagement at Peakon. 

Her mission is to create equal opportunities in the workplace and beyond through inclusive communication. She is a public speaker and has given countless talks and workshops about unconscious bias in recruitment and in the workplace. 

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