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Are your investments in well-being initiatives working?

July 20 @ 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Do you know whether the investments you are making in well-being initiatives are working?

Topic Introduction:

This round-table session is targeted at leaders in organisations involved in team and organisation development with the aim of sharing good practice when it comes to effectively investing in well-being initiatives.

At Ethical Reading we believe core ethical values such as respect, compassion, fairness and integrity are at the heart of a sustainable and profitable business.

These values build trust with colleagues, customers and the broader community and trust, of course, is the foundation for strong relationships and business. Furthermore, research shows that companies that do this *effectively* also perform better.

If you have made well-being investments, can you answer these questions:

  • Do you know how effective they have been in improving wellbeing?
  • Has there been any related improvements in performance?
  • How well are these initiatives aligned to your business purpose and aims?

If you can answer the questions above then that is great. If, on the other hand you are not sure then come along and listen to domain experts on how they have managed their well-being investments.

We are delighted to be joined by a panel of senior business leaders including:


  • Kate Hammerton, Diversity & inclusion Officer, Shoosmiths: Kate has worked in Shoosmiths diversity and inclusion team since July 2018. Before moving into HR and specialising in diversity, inclusion and wellbeing Kate was an employment lawyer. As a diversity, inclusion and wellbeing specialist Kate’s remit at Shoosmiths includes working with colleagues across the firm to ensure Shoosmiths attracts and welcomes talent from a wide variety of backgrounds, facilitating mental health and wellbeing initiatives and engaging with the firm’s employee led networks (including the firm’s network of Mental Health and Wellbeing Champions).
  • Paul Hargreaves, CEO, Cotswold Fayre an author of The Fourth Bottom Line: Paul is CEO of Cotswold Fayre, a rapidly growing speciality food and drink wholesale business supplying over 1,750 retail sites in the UK. Cotswold Fayre was one of the UK’s founding B Corps in 2015 and the company has recently certified for the third time with the impressive score of 107.8. Paul believes that in order to bring the radical and systemic change required to reverse climate change and the growing inequality in the world a new compassionate, loving and servant-hearted leadership is required and that is what he calls The Fourth Bottom Line, and the name of his new book published in May 2021
  • Shan Beerstecher, Club Executive, AND Digital, Newton Club Reading: Digital executive responsible for creating strategies, leading innovative and successful digital initiatives and building successful products across multiple industries. Passionate about diversity and inclusion and ensuring that, as we shape and transform our Businesses, we place people centre stage.
  • Gosia Kolodziejska , HR Business Partner, Michael Page: As an HR Business Partner at PageGroup, a FTS 250 recruitment agency, Gosia’s responsibilities include across UK, Middle East and Africa, supporting Managing Directors in diverse context with people strategy, engagement and well-being.Gosia’s passion for well-being and coaching has transferred into her HR career as previously she worked in the mental health sector, predominantly working in a secure unit with adolescents, followed by engaging with adults in the community with substance misuse and dual diagnosis.
  • Dr. Ram Raghavan, Kaya Wellbeing Index: Dr. Ram Raghanan is a Founding Partner of the Kaya Wellbeing Index which was founded as an inspiration from his academic research at Manchester Business School into how people value each other at a conscious and subconscious level. The index was further developed following extensive research with business leaders, consultant neurologists and psychologists. Now with over 1.5 million contributors to the data set, Kaya is used to measure the wellbeing of individuals in 55 countries, across 4 continents and in 33 different languages.

The round table will last for approximately one hour and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions.

Agenda :

This is an online meet up through Zoom platform. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. Please scroll to the bottom of the email to the ‘Additional Information’ section to see instructions for joining this webinar.

13:00 – 13:05pm: Welcome and introduction to the Speakers

13:05 – 13:30pm: Discussions by the panellists

13:30 – 13:45pm: Questions from the audience & further discussion

13:45 – 14:00pm: Wrap-up and mentions of relevant upcoming events, etc.

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July 20
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
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