In this episode of KN BAME Talks, Jamie Gash and Arvin Rajendram delve into issues around social mobility, ethnicity and sexuality.

In this podcast, special guests Jamie Gash and Arvin Rajendram speak with Shannett Thompson on intersectionality, delving into issues around social mobility, ethnicity and sexuality.

Further information

As a firm, we have had many discussions about BAME and Black Lives Matter and how we can make a difference to the movement. We wanted to do more than just put out a statement of support - we wanted to take substantive action to address the inequalities faced by Black people and other ethnic minorities. As part of this, we are publishing a series of blogs from our varying practice areas highlighting what we are doing, how you can make a difference and shining a light on the issues. The blog series can be found here.

We have published further podcasts and blogs on positive representation. Please check our website, Twitter or our Diversity Matters Blog for the latest updates.

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About the speakers

Shannett Thompson is a Partner in the Regulatory Team and Chair of Kingsley Napley’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic ​(BAME) & Allies network. 

Jamie Gash is an IT Training and Change Manager here at Kingsley Napley. Jamie has over 20 years’ experience in IT and Change, 14 of which have been within the legal technology space.

Arvin Rajendram is the Technical Underwriting Officer for the International Casualty team in AIG. He joined AIG in 2015 as part of the graduate programme following a successful internship in the summer of 2014. He has since held various different roles of increased responsibility within the Casualty Underwriting World. He graduated from Queen Mary, University of London in 2015 with a BSc in Business Management. Arvin is the co-chair for the AIG UK Young Professionals Employee Resource Group and is an active champion for professional development and career progression for Young Professionals within and outside of AIG. Arvin also represents AIG on the steering committee for the Insurance Institute of London – Young Members Committee and WAVE – a cross industry LGBTQ+ network aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion and developing junior to mid-level professionals across various industries in the UK. When not at work Arvin enjoys travelling, visiting galleries and museums, cooking and reading.

 

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Positive representation in the tech industry with Ash Cooper

In this podcast episode of KN BAME Talks for Black History Month 2020, Ash Cooper, IT Director at Kingsley Napley, talks about positive representation and his career in the tech industry.

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Shannett Thompson speaks at Urban Lawyers Careers Conf​erence November 2019​

Urban Lawyers works to makes the law more accessible as a career to marginalised groups and improve social mobility and diversity in the legal profession.​

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Film screening of The Hard Stop

Attended by KN employees and the Stop and Search Legal Project.

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Intersecti​onality P​​er-spective - Celebrating Black History Month

Kingsley Napley's BAME and LGBTQ & Allies networks hosted a series of talks at London's Arboretum on 16 October 2019. The focus of the event was to open up the conversation about intersectionality, whilst shining a light on the progress of Black History Month in Britain. The speakers were Charles Irvine, Anthony Francis, Debo Nwauzu and Dr S Chelvan.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2020: BAME heroines who exemplify #EachforEqual

Drawing from the strength of shared experiences, women around the world have been uniting in common struggles such as sexual and domestic violence, pay inequality, reproductive autonomy and climate change. While great leaps forward have been made and women-led movements have been gaining unprecedented attention and support , minority ethnic women are often left behind as these struggles are compounded with the intersection of their race/ethnicity and gender.

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BAME webinar: Challenges faced at work

Recorded Monday 3 December 2018.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020: “Stand Together”

Holocaust Memorial Day, on 27 January 2020, will mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, where more than a million people perished in gas chambers, most of them Jews. The day is internationally marked in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and other appalling acts of genocide, including later atrocities in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, and to recognise that the lessons of the Holocaust are still relevant, especially at a time when racism and extremism is on the rise across Europe.

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BAME book club: The Good Immigrant

Our most recent book is by Nikesh Shukla.

Kingsley Napley Diversity and Inclusion Statistics 2019

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