The Small Business Sessions podcast: Why business owners should embrace diversity and inclusion

The Small Business Sessions podcast: Why business owners should embrace diversity and inclusion
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 13th Dec 2023

It's time for the 10th and final episode in season six of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast powered by the business.connected online training programme.

Episode 10: Cynthia V Davis, Diversifying Group

In this week's show, freelance journalist Dan Martin speaks to Cynthia V Davis CBE, founder of Diversifying Group.

Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry having worked within and recruited for several well-known large brands. In 2015 she started her own business to help organisations become more inclusive and make recruiting decisions that better reflect our diverse society.

In the episode, Cynthia and Dan discuss what diversity means, why it's important for small businesses, the power of being a B Corp and what more needs to be done to support female entrepreneurs.

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On this week's Small Business Sessions podcast

During the show, Cynthia shares brilliant advice and insights. Topics discussed include:

  • Cynthia's background in recruitment and how she started her own business.

  • A definition of diversity and inclusion.

  • The benefits of diversity and inclusion for small businesses.

  • Common mistakes business owners make with diversity and inclusion.

  • How Cynthia ensures her own business is a diverse organisation.

  • The challenges she had growing her business and how she overcame them.

  • How recruitment has changed during Cynthia's time in the industry.

  • The impact the pandemic had on working practices in the UK.

  • How female entrepreneurship can be better supported in the UK.

  • The benefits of being a B Corp.

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Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance journalist and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I'm also Enterprise Nation's news reporter and Bristol Local Leader. I have 20 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from famous names like Sir Richard Branson and Deborah Meaden to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I now freelance for Enterprise Nation as the website's news reporter and as the host of the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography.

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