The Stir

“The Stir” is BritishAmerican Business’ inclusion & diversity initiative. Launched in 2011, this critical program series has grown and evolved in response to the changing needs and themes within the transatlantic business community. In name, ‘the Stir’ acknowledges a shift from internal conversations siloed among female professionals, to a broader conversation for all to have around not only gender parity issues, but also diversity, inclusion and issues that impact minorities of all types.

In short, we are creating a stir: an open, honest conversation on how diversity & inclusion are not just good for business, but vital.

Together with our partners, BAB continues to remain vigilant in addressing these issues via a series of content-rich and community-building programs featuring the latest research, best practices, and real-world examples to make our case.

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Past Events

13 June 2024
Uniting Teams and Managing Workplace Tensions

14 May 2024
Unveiling the Power of Age Diversity in the Workplace

26 March 2024
Modern Women Leaders: Leading Cross-Cultural Teams and Navigating Cultural Nuance

29 February 2024
Unveiling the Power of Age Diversity in the Workplace for Inclusive Excellence

11 January 2024
Driving the DE&I Agenda Top Down & Bottom Up

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13 November 2023
The STIR fireside chat with Karen Blackett, President WPP & Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder & CEO, Audeliss

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12 September 2023
Unleashing Potential Embracing Disability & Empowering Others

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31 May 2023
Building a Truly Inclusive Work Culture: LGBTQ+ Perspective

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9 March 2023
International Women’s Day: Embracing Equity in the Workplace

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1 March 2023
Structural Barriers and Challenges Facing Minority Owned Businesses

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8 March 2022
Women’s Wellness & The Ripple Effects of the Pandemic

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22 September 2022
LGBTQ+ Community and Allies Pave a Way to a More Inclusive Workplace

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14 June 2022
Unlocking a Talent Pool by Creating a Disability Inclusive Workplace

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17 February 2022
Charting Your DE&I Progress

21 September 2021
Negotiate for What Matters

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14 September 2021
Mind The Gender Gaps –Bridging Say, Pay & Stay Gaps 

Past Speakers

Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams

Editor, Newsroom Diversity

Thomson Reuters

Nadine Augusta

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Cushman & Wakefield

Sylvia Bartley PHD

Chief of Staff


Bill Bradshaw

Director of Inclusion and Diversity


Helen Brand OBE

Chief Executive


A.J. Brown


Bain & Company

Eileen Burbidge

Founding Partner, Passion Capital

HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for Fintech

Anthony Casciano

President & CEO

Siemens Financial Solutons

Gill Whitty Collins

Author, Why Men Win at Work

Justin Dean

Partner, Managing Director and Partner & Office Leader Washington DC

Boston Consulting

Megan Doberneck

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Vodafone Business

Stella Ezeogu

Financial Controller, HMRC & Co-founder

EmPact Consultancy Constituency Management

Balaji Ganapathy

Chief Social Responsibility Officer

Globalracia Head

Joann J. Hill

Chief of the Office of Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency

U.S. Department of Commerce

Jess Huang

Managing Director, Global Product Activation,


Steve Ingham

Former CEO


Lanaya Irvin

Chief Executive Officer


Kathryn Jacob


Pearl & Dean

Frieda Lewis

Chief Commercial Diversity Officer

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Anna Marrs

Group President, Global Commercial Services and Credit & Fraud Risk

American Express

Anthony Marroney

Global Co-Chair of SC Pride

Standard Chartered

Claire Mason

Founder & CEO

Man Bites Dog

Julie Morton

Associate Dean, Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program

The University of Chicago Booth
School of Business

Britney Noelle Torres



Siobhan Pandya

Senior Director Business Assurance and Excellence, Mary Kay

Global Council Member,

Katherin Nukk-Freeman

Co-Founder, President and Chief Culture Officer

SHIFT HR Compliance Training

Wesley Rashid

Co-Founder & CEO

Accountancy Cloud

Jennifer Salinas

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Cerence Inc.

Simran Jeet Singh

Senior Advisor for Equity and Inclusion

YSC Consulting

Ana Skvortsova

Managing Director


Kathryn Jacob


Pearl & Dean

Jess Huang

Managing Director, Global Product Activation,


Dujon C. Smith

Global Co-Lead, Black Founder’s Development Program


Trisch Smith

Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer


June Sugiyama


Vodafone Americas Foundation

Sue Unerman

Chief Transformation Officer, EssenceMediacomX


Global Head of Relevance, EssenceMediacom

Marjan van der Weijden

Global Head of Financial Institutions

 Fitch Ratings

Kim Waller

Senior Client Partner - North America DEI Practice Leader

Korn Ferry


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Emma Sherborne

Senior Manager, Events and Marketing

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