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Vasiliki Prestidge hosts Judith Gabler on 'Championing a diverse and inclusive workplace culture'

As a steering group member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists' Business, Professions and Government Division (CIOL BPG), Vasiliki will be hosting Judith Gabler, Chair of CIOL Council, for her much-anticipated 'Championing a diverse and inclusive workplace culture' online talk on the 19th of August.

The following content was originally posted on the CIOL website

The need to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace culture has gained in awareness in recent years. Many employers have recognised that it is a key element for attracting and retaining talent, and that the more diverse and mixed teams there are, the better it is for business. Large companies have resources for investing in their talent pipeline but what about smaller companies and self-employed single practitioners, and how do they create and sustain a diverse and inclusive culture with clients, colleagues and working in teams? Different industries face different challenges, and so how does it look for the language profession and what can we all do in our workday practices to stay informed?

Diversity is about respecting differences and individuality; inclusion about creating an environment where differences are embraced and where all people feel, and are, valued. The talk will shine the light on seven basic principles based on personal experience where we can all contribute towards a diverse and inclusive culture in our respective business communities.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn more about the role of leadership in creating inclusive and diverse workplaces,

  • How organisational culture is at the heart of releasing talent and resourcefulness

  • How leading business practices can help overcome challenges and create opportunities for change

Judith Gabler is a senior business leader, language professional, co-author and mentor. She holds qualifications in French and German from the Universities of Manchester and Central Lancashire, an MSc in Real Estate & Property Management from Salford University and an honorary diploma in business mediation. for CEOs on Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Real Estate Sector. Judith is a Fellow and Chartered Linguist and as Chair of CIOL Council committed to advancing the role of languages in achieving universal understanding and international goodwill. She is also a CMI Chartered Manager and Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Join CIOL BPG, Judith Gabler and Vasiliki on Thursday 19 August from 2pm - 3pm

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Vasiliki is a translator, interpreter, transcreator, blogger, consultant and director of Greek to Me Translations Ltd. She works with English and Greek and specialises in legal, creative, and psychometrics. She is a Chartered Linguist, member of CIoL, ITI and PEM and she is registered with the Greek Consulate as a certified translator and interpreter. She holds a BA in English and Masters in Business Translation and Interpreting. She is a Steering Group Member of the CIOL Translating Division and CIOL Business, Professions and Government Division. She is an Associate Lecturer in Legal Translation at London Metropolitan University, a public speaker and writer for industry magazines. Her mission is to help you achieve your goals through the power of words. You can follow her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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