Learn from Leaders

To celebrate the launch of my book Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, I'm delighted to share this monthly interview series of wide ranging conversations with industry leaders about their DEI journeys.

Mark McLane
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing for M&G

With June celebrating Pride month, I recognised that Barclays has been particularly successful in nuancing their LGBTQ strategy across different regions. In this video I speak with Mark McLane, former Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays PLC, a UK based consumer and investment bank. 


Our conversation is focused on LGBTQ addressing questions such as:   


  • What advice do you have for those leading LGBTQ inclusion around the world, particularly in countries that are not LGBTQ friendly?


  • While Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual focus more on sexual orientation, trans is more encompassing and focused more on gender expression and gender identity. What are your thoughts on grouping these subgroups together, each with very different experiences and journeys? 


I hope you gain some interesting insights from this conversation. Let me know your thoughts in the newly established DEI LinkedIn group. Learn more about my book, including pre-order information here.

Dr. Rohini Anand

Videos (Media/Speeches/Presentations) by the 5 Principles in Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion











Rohini Recommends:

Crouse Health Presentation - Healthcare in United States

October 2018

​Bloomberg Business of Equality Summit - Global Perspective on Diversity and Inclusion Panel

​May 2018











Rohini Recommends:

Inclusion Allies Coalition: Women at Work; Where do we go from here

Women’s Business Collaborative: Making DEI Happen

May 2013

Wharton University of Pennsylvania School of Business: Leading Diversity: Why Listening and Learning Come before Strategy

October 2020

SOAR Leadership Series Launch: Breaking Barriers - Aspen institute Forum on Women and Girls

March 2020









Rohini Recommends:

Why these companies are committing to hiring hundreds of refugees - MarketWatch 

February 2019

Diversity and Inclusion - A Critical Business Imperative













Rohini Recommends:


The Conference Board: Building a More Civil and Just Society: Building and Sustaining DEI

Family Prosperity; Aspen Institute

Diversity in the Minerals, Metals and Materials Profession keynote


Achieving Gender Equality through Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace - United Nations - Women's Empowerment Principles

August 2019

We Want Diverse Leadership Styles that Women Bring to the Table - Diversity Inc.

December 2018

Relationship between diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility - GreenBiz

March 2019



Other interviews and speeches by Dr. Rohini Anand include:

• Asians in America: Unleashing the Potential of the ‘Model Minority’ 

• Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) 

• Ascend

• Asian Pacific American Women Summit

• Bennett College

​• Bloomberg TV

• Boston Globe

• Business Magazine Cash - Germany

• CARE-WWF Alliance Summit

• Cash Magazine

• Catalyst

• Center for Intercultural Competence at Duke


• Common Ground

• Disability:IN

• Diversity Best Practices Multicultural Conference for Women

• Diversity Executive Magazine

• Diversity MBA Magazine

• Diversity Woman

• Economist Reuter’s Conference

​• EEAC's Future Leaders Network

• FACC Diversity Management 

• George Washington University Law School

• Global Summit of Women

• Global Women's Summit in Istanbul Turkey 

• Global Workforce Roundtable Summit 

• Grant Thornton Australia

• GreenBiz

• Harvard Business School

• Harvey Nash Executive Search

• Hiring America

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

• Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) 

• Hispanic College Fund (HCF)

• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU - Schools of Business Summit) 

• House of Commons, London

• Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

• International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals - Dimensions 


• Jarka Garczynska - EFNI 2012 Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

• LatPro Multicultural Job Board
• L'Express France

• McKinsey & Company

• National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

• National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP ACTSO) 

• National Culinary Review

• National Restaurant Association

• New York Times

• National Organization on Disability (NOD)

• National Urban League (NUL) 




• Oxford Economics

​• Purse Strings

• Rand Corporation 

• SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

• Savoy Magazine

• Southeast Region Cross Network Group Summit

• Southwest Missouri State University - Public Affairs Conference

• Texas Leadership and Diversity Conference 

• The European Forum for New Ideas

• Times of New York Diversity Roundtable 

• Unidos

• United Nations - Women's Empowerment Principles

• Wall Street Journal

• Washington Informer

• WILL USA Conference - "Women in USA and Corporate India

• Womenetics

• Women of Power Summit 

• Women Spanning the Globe 

​• Women's Leadership Conference

• Working Mother Media 

• Working Mother Multicultural Women's National Conference 

• World Affairs Council