Expand your horizons and foster inclusion in your business with Asad Dhunna, speaker, a marketing and diversity expert.
's Featured Sessions
Embracing And Celebrating Racial Diversity
The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. Embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity contained within your organisation.
Different But Stronger Together
Our brain naturally motivates us to connect with others and rewards us when we do. This is the result of thousands of years of evolution because it is these connections that allowed us, humans, to survive, to create and to thrive. Our brain has sadly been evolving at a much slower pace than our society. We are basically living with paleolitic brains in the 21st century and this is presenting huge barriers in the way we engage with others. In this masterclass, we will discuss how our brain constantly tries to prevent us from engaging with change, novelty and difference and tips us into an "avoidant" motivation system as soon as we do. This avoidance system is the reason why we prioritise engagement with what is familiar and why many corporations are suffering from sillo-organisation. We will introduce the "Approach" motivation system that is based on acceptance and curiosity and explain how this is beneficial for individuals as much as it is for corporations. Curiosity is a trait of character that we can cultivate and grow for ourselves but that we can also try to foster in our teams. We will share the latest pieces of research and a few tips to foster the desire to engage with the unfamiliar, to get out of our comfort zone and to embrace differences in order to grow together.
Diversity, Equity And Inclusion In Business
Asad Dhunna | Speaker Biography
Asad Dhunna, the founder of The Unmistakables, an award-winning diversity consultancy, is dedicated to fostering inclusion and equality in organizations. He is renowned for his impactful insights on making diversity a universal responsibility and has collaborated with major companies such as HSBC, Netflix, Expedia, Freeview, and TK Maxx. Furthermore, Asad's commitment extends beyond his consultancy; he volunteered as the Director of Communications for Pride in London in 2018 and 2019 and currently serves as a board trustee for akt, a charity addressing LGBT+ homelessness.
Asad has spoken at Cannes Lions, the IDEA Summit in Toronto and at talks for the likes of Diageo, Boston University and Paddy Power. He has contributed to Newsweek, the Guardian, Huffington Post and Independent and has appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, 5 Live, Asian Network, Unilad and Sky News.
Asad was previously the Director of Communications for Pride in London in a voluntary capacity.
Asad holds a First Class Honours from the University of Warwick and is fluent in German