6 September 2017
18:00 - 20:00
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • 2017-09-06 18:00:00 2017-09-06 20:00:00 Europe/London Benefits of diversity and inclusion Don't forget to book this event on the APM website. Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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Midlands branch


Benefits of diversity and inclusion

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP

Putting any potential implications of Brexit aside, companies are operating in an increasingly global environment. It’s not unusual to have an individual from one country, working in a second country, for a company whose head office is in a third country. What’s the impact of culture on the efficiency of these global teams?

Companies based either globally or nationally, want to attract and retain the best people, have an engaged workforce and at the same time increase their bottom line. 

What do both of these situations have in common? 

This session will look at the benefits of diversity and inclusion, from the perspective of culture in global teams, as well as individual’s differences.

Marta Zaremba-Marsden, IT Project Manager, Rolls-Royce Plc

Marta was born and raised in Poland. At the age of 20 she moved to the UK where she gained BA Hons in Hispanic Studies from Kings College London, followed by MA in Translation and Interpreting from University of Westminster and also earned her British Nationality.  After working in linguistics, she made a career change and joined Rolls-Royce in 2012 specialising in project management. She has worked in civil aerospace project, supply chain and transformation space, and has recently moved to IT.

Marta has always had a passion for travel and cultures. She has visited over fifty countries and lived in three of them. She supports Rolls-Royce Gender Diversity network and promotes Language Café. In addition has organised many ‘Language Breakfast’ sessions for fellow employees, but her main focus is on promoting ‘Culture Events’, which is a platform to raise awareness of multiculturalism and country specific working practices.

Marta truly believes that we all need to embrace our own heritage as well as explore the cultures of others. This will not only drive business efficiencies but also bring a different perspective, unlock creativity and make work more inclusive and fun.

Lara Warburton is the diversity and inclusion (D&I) lead for Rolls-Royce within the UK. This covers c. 22k employees working in multiple locations across the country, the largest sites being Derby and Bristol.

The D&I vision for Rolls-Royce is “an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce who are trusted to deliver excellence.” Lara joined Rolls-Royce in 2013 and has over 20 years’ HR experience within the private sector including companies such as BMW and O2.

Her previous roles include D&I, as well as change management, employment policy, case management and HR business partner. She was born in Scotland, started school in Cornwall, studied O levels in Scotland and A levels in the home-counties and attended university in Birmingham. “Moving around when growing up (even if only within the UK) made me appreciate the differences we all have, and the value that this can bring to a team. I am passionate about supporting individuals and companies to harness this value”.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.

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APM Body of Knowledge reference

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7.1 People and the profession

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