International Women's Day 2023

Recruitment and Tech are both not industries with the best reputation when it comes to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity. 

That’s why JBM and 40 Minute Mentor are on a mission to change that. With our podcast specifically, we’re always looking to feature unique and inspiring stories, especially giving underrepresented voices a platform to share theirs. 

We’re very much still a work in progress and are always looking to improve series on series and year on year. 

With that in mind, we have had the great pleasure of welcoming industry trailblazers and leading voices and DE&I over the years. 

In today’s bite-sized episode, we’re looking back on some of our favourite moments, featuring DE&I advice from: 

➡️ Claire Valoti, VP for EMEA at Snap Inc 

➡️ Check Warner, Partner at ADA Ventures 

➡️ Sharmadean Reid, Founder of The Stack World 

➡️ Marta Krupinska, former Head of Google for Startups UK and Co-Founder of CUR8 

➡️ Grace Beverley, Founder and CEO of TALA and SHREDDY 

➡️ Baroness Oona King, VP of DE&I at Snap Inc 

➡️ Alice Bentinck, Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First 

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🤝 Explore Hidden Pages: 

For this year’s Black History Month, we’ve had the great pleasure of partnering with Samuel Tholley and Hidden Pages – a zine discovering hidden Melanated history & lists of sources exploring the Melanated/”Black” experience. 

We talked about his motivation behind Hidden Pages, why it’s so important to normalise black history and he shares some amazing historic figures we can all learn from.

This is only the beginning of this partnership, so make sure you check out our initial conversation with Samuel here: 

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