The DEI Knowledge Exchange Series 2024 by AMS

DEI Impact, from Awareness to Action

March 27 | July 11 | Sept 26 | Nov 21
4:00 PM BST | 11:00 AM ET
1 hr

2024 DEI Knowledge Exchange webinar lineup:

DEI predictions for the
year ahead

4:00 PM BST | 12:00 PM ET

How are technology and AI impacting DEI?

4:00 PM BST | 11:00 AM ET

Driving DEI through Talent Acquisition

4:00 PM BST | 11:00 AM ET

Skills: paving the path to a more diverse workforce

4:00 PM BST | 11:00 AM ET

March 27
DEI predictions for the year ahead

What key DEI trends will define 2024?

As companies continue to evolve their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies, we’ll explore key trends helping or hindering ongoing efforts. How can leaders ensure their DEI strategy focuses on the right things and that diversity goals are being met?

In this webinar, our panel of industry experts will explore:  

– Artificial Intelligence (AI).

– Resurgence in hiring volumes.

– US Affirmative Action ruling’s impact on Early Careers and diversity goals.

Learn how organizations are navigating the new reality of AI, preparing for hiring volume increases, and exploring the new affirmative action landscape.


Beth Keeler AVP, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Merck

Kathi Enderes – Senior Vice President Research and Global Industry Analyst, The Josh Bersin Company

Kate Matthews – VP DE&I Global External Engagement and Talent Development, BP

July 11
How are technology and AI impacting DEI?

Navigating the future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace.

The future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace holds both exciting possibilities and potential drawbacks for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. Join us as we explore how HR and talent acquisition leaders can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape, maximize the benefits of AI while mitigating its risks, and build a more inclusive and equitable workplace.

In this webinar, our panel of industry experts will explore:

Fostering a more inclusive talent pool with AI. Streamlining unbiased sourcing, removing resume bias, and personalizing candidate experiences.

– The use of AI in DEI initiatives including the identification of pitfalls, the challenge of algorithmic bias and lack of human connection. Plus, strategies to mitigate them fairly and responsibly.

– How to build a future-proof strategy with actionable steps to harness the power of AI.  Learn how to ensure compliance in achieving your organization’s DEI goals.

September 26
Driving DEI through Talent Acquisition

What are the key enablers?

How do organizations strive to increase the representation of candidates from diverse talent communities in today’s complex Talent Acquisition processes? Join us as we explore success stories, identifying potential challenges and risks faced, all while ensuring compliance every step of the way.

In this webinar, our panel of industry experts will explore:  

– What has been effective in driving representation through the talent hiring process? 

– What can be improved?

– How can we apply this to the future? 

November 21
Skills – paving the path to a more diverse workforce

How skills-based hiring can drive DEI in recruitment.

With more companies looking to shift towards a skills-based hiring approach, we will explore how this could affect Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) outcomes. Many organizations are moving away from relying on previous work experience and education to hiring for aptitude and potential. This is allowing organizations to make more equitable decisions based on an employee’s full range of skills, rather than their past experiences.

In this webinar, our panel of industry experts will explore:  

– Where to begin when preparing to move to a skills-based approach.

– How skills-based hiring can tap into diverse talent pools overlooked by traditional methods.

– How to influence leaders and hiring managers who are sceptical of this approach.


Judy Ellis

SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory, AMS

Judy’s 20-year career in DEI includes leading global training initiatives to upskill hiring managers and TA team members on inclusive hiring, unconscious bias and interviewing skills for companies including Delta and MUFG. She has developed programs to increase underrepresented early career hires and aligned corporate cultures to increase employee retention and engagement. Judy’s expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion has been featured in Forbes and on numerous conference platforms.

Paul Modley

Managing Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion COE, AMS

Paul is responsible for AMS’s internal DEI function. Prior to this Paul led our internal recruitment function, incorporating talent acquisition and talent mobility. Before becoming the face of our team’s talent acquisition efforts, Paul led some of our key client relationships in investment banking, retail banking and defence & engineering. Before joining us, he had worked in the talent acquisition sector for over 20 years in a variety of roles in agency, executive search and in-house.