THE ANNUAL LECTURE
The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture provides an educational opportunity
for knowledge to be shared between our future leadership talent and existing top leaders.
We made UK history in October 2016 by organising the UK’s first diversity leadership lecture of its kind.
Due to UK government guidelines regarding COVID-19 on mass gathering restrictions, the 5th Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture for 2020 was held virtually. Hogan Lovells was our kind sponsors and host for our first virtual and global event.
Date and Time: Events for 2021 will be confirmed in due course.
The scholarships are awarded during the annual lecture event. The full agenda is shared at the event.
Entry to the event is via the scholarship application process and/or invitation with prior registration for both. Only confirmed attendees will be allowed entry on the day.
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LISTEN TO SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Our summer event was launched during the summer of 2019 at the Speakers' House, Palace of Westminster which was hosted by our opening keynote speaker John Bercow (formerly known as the Rt. Hon John Bercow MP and the Speaker of the House of Commons from 2009-2019).
Other keynotes included top diversity leaders such as former Global Chair and Partner of Hogan Lovells and Chair of PRIME Nicholas Cheffings, University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor Professor Debra Humphris, Lawyer, Activist and Founder of Women in Leadership Publication, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and our Founder Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq.
This was accompanied by networking drinks and canapés with classical music by Vox Vanguard.
THE MIRANDA BRAWN ANNUAL DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP LECTURE
Our Founder and President Dr Miranda Brawn delivers The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Lecture on an annual basis.
The lecture is the perfect opportunity to network and meet inspirational leaders, learn more about education, career success and diversity across all sectors to help create a diverse and inclusive workplace for success.
The Lecture aims to:
Educate, empower and inspire our future leaders.
Celebrate the outstanding and inspiring achievements of our future diversity leaders.
Raise awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and equality alongside the importance of every day action.
The winners of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship awards are announced on the day of the diversity leadership annual lecture.
Entry to the lecture is via the scholarship application process and/or prior agreement. Attendees will be able to bring their parent(s) or guardian(s) to the event however their name(s) and confirmation of place will be required at least 48 hours in advance.
Our innovative concept has a strong focus on intersectionality which appeals to our diverse audiences. This consists of next-generation diversity leaders, their parents and current leaders in the workplace who wish to learn more about diversity and how they can make an impact by implementing our key tips in their schools, universities and workplaces.
The aim is to enable progression within their studies and careers while making a difference to actively close the diversity gap in the workplace.
Our diversity leadership lecture events are not just focused on one diversity strand. We include all diversity strands such as gender, race, LGBTQ+, disability, religion, faith, social mobility etc. This includes multiple industries and sectors such as finance, business, law, science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, politics, fashion, media, entrepreneurship and much more. We are continuously looking for ways to continue to lead in an innovative way.
A few articles about our UK history-making Annual Diversity Leadership Lecture event include:
2020 THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE EVENT
The Fifth Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture was hosted and sponsored by international law firm Hogan Lovells on the evening of 1 October 2020.
It was the charity’s biggest event to date notably our first global and virtual event with over 500 registrations.
This was across many sectors and diverse backgrounds ranging from students to CEO and board directors of global organisations.
As part of the National Inclusion Week and UK Black History Month celebrations with the theme Each One, Reach One and Teach One, it was about individuals and organisations connecting with someone else, or another organisation, to help them understand the opportunity of inclusion and connect.
The Fifth Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Lecture 2020
The winners of the Charity’s Annual Diversity Leadership scholarships were also announced during the event where the audience had the opportunity to hear from previous scholarship winners and their experiences on the scholarship programme.
In addition, we had opening keynote addresses by our Patron Dame Fiona Woolf, former Chair of Hogan Lovells and founding supporter of our charity Nicholas Cheffings and our founding Trustee Darren Allaway. A passionate panel discussion led by Hogan Lovells consisting of one of their partners, head of their cultural resource group and a trainee solicitor took place to discuss the required actions within the legal sector.
Dr Miranda K. Brawn Esq. gave the Annual Diversity Leadership Lecture on "Black Lives Matter: Drive Change Through Everyday Inclusion". This provided the audience with much action points for both individuals and organisations.
2019 THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE EVENT
Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Lecture 2019
2019 SUMMER EVENT - Speakers House, the Palace of Westminster
Photo Credit: Chris Shepherd
2018 THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE EVENT
John Bercow MP The Speaker at the House of Commons keynote at Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Lecture 2018
London Live TV with Dr Miranda Brawn on The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2018
2017 THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE EVENT
Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Lecture 2017
2016 THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE EVENT
Dame Jocelyn Barrow, DBE OBE: Race relations, at The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2016
Dame Jocelyn Barrow, DBE OBE: Opening Keynote at the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture
Dame Fiona Woolf: Closing Keynote at the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2016
Miranda Brawn discusses the inspiration behind the Diversity Leadership Lecture, held at The University of Law in October 2016.
Former Mayor Of Cambridge
We are all important and we all have a role to play in our Country’s on-going success.
Matthew Ryder QC, Former Deputy Mayor For Social Integration, Social Mobility And Community Engagement
Achieving more diversity amongst London’s workforce at all levels and across all sectors is one of the top priorities of both myself and the Mayor. The lecture at which the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarships will be awarded is a valuable contribution towards highlighting the importance of diversity - including, in particular, race diversity - within the UK workforce.