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Equality and Diversity Masterclass

7 June, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A StartUp Croydon Masterclass –
Award-winning HR specialist Emma Shepherd talks on the importance of understanding equality in your business

Masterclass series to support your business growth

Masterclass series to support your business growth.

StartUp Croydon’s Masterclass series is designed to support small business leaders as they navigate their startup journey to become established businesses.

We are engaging with local providers to bring sessions that will educate and inspire you to continually evolve your business and reach for the next level.

This month we are delighted to welcome Emma and Luke to talk on the subject of equality and diversity.

The Equality and Diversity Masterclass will look at: –

• How improving your understanding of Inclusion and Diversity will pay huge dividends to even the smallest of businesses

• How making your website more accessible can help you tap into £274b worth of ‘purple’ spending power

• How you can find disabled talent and how it won’t cost you a penny to recruit and retain them as you grow your business.

• The wider equality, diversity and inclusion agenda

• Windrush anniversary

• Luke’s Story

The speakers are:

Emma Shepherd is an award winning, HR specialist in Diversity and Belonging with nearly 30 years’ experience of working in HR and with disabled people in employment. Let’s Talk Disability is a sole trader B2B Consultancy, Auditing and Training business. It provides an outsourced service, that specialises in disability and mental health conditions.

Luke Peters AKA Still Shady

Luke will talk about inclusion and share his story of growing up in South London and in particular New Addington. Luke has turned his life around through hard work and determination and is now on a mission to enable young people in our area the opportunity to change their lives for the better. He is the lead director of Ment4 as well as an up-and-coming rap artist known as Still Shady and a fantastic role model for our local young people.

Join us to network with other small business owners to connect and grow your business as well keeping up your continued professional development.


12.30 Networking

1pm Presentation

1.45pm Q&A

2pm Networking

2.30 Close


7 June, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Start Up Croydon
23 Whitestone Way
Croydon, England CR0 4WF United Kingdom