DIVE IN: The Power of Inclusion

Radisson Blu
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Insurance Society of Edinburgh is happy to announce that they will be running a Dive In event called The Power of Inclusion on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at Radisson Blu, Edinburgh.

The event will give an overview of some of the positive work being rolled out by our profession and feature key speakers Tali Shlomo and Josh Littlejohn, Social Entrepreneur.

Tali Shlomo

Tali Shlomo (Chartered FCIPD), People Engagement Director, Chartered insurance Institute has a career in HR spanning 24 years. Tali has overall responsibility at the CII for: people; diversity & inclusion policy; internal and external engagement; and learning, development and talent programmes.

Recent successes include successful IIP Gold accreditation and achieving Diversity in Business Accreditation.

Tali has led the gender pay gap reporting and ethnicity pay gap reporting despite the CII being below the minimum 250 headcount requirement

Josh Littlejohn

Josh Littlejohn is one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs. Josh is the co-founder of Social Bite, a social enterprise in Scotland with a mission to eradicate homelessness in the country. Social Bite started as a small chain of sandwich shops, which shot to global fame when Hollywood A-lister George Clooney visited an outlet in 2015. Another Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio then visited the social enterprise in 2016.

Social Bite competes in high street takeaway food, as well as the high-end restaurant market, but does so for a social purpose. 100% of Social Bite’s profits are donated to good causes and 1 in 4 of their staff are people from homeless backgrounds. Social Bite also feed the homeless with food that their customers pre-pay for. The organisation is by far the largest distributor of free fresh food and hot drinks to the homeless in the UK – giving away over 100,000 items each year.

Josh is also the founder of The Scottish Business Awards and as well as Clooney and Dicaprio, he has also enlisted the help of world leaders such as President Bill Clinton and Sir Richard Branson to support his social endeavours.


This event is part of Dive In, the Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance. Please book your place(s) on the Dive In website at www.diveinfestival.com or by clicking here.

Note: You need to register on the Dive In website first before you can book the event.

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  • Royal Mile
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 1/2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.