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.
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.
- Podcast episode 1 - Positive representation in the tech industry with Ash Cooper
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.