"Fortuna Eruditis Favet"
Fortune Favours the Prepared Mind
At FD2I we truly believe that diversity and inclusion is all about mindset and behaviour in business. Only by having an inclusive mindset will the true reward of diversity, inclusion and belonging be achieved.
To have inclusion on organisations strategic agendas and at the core of business strategic plans.
We Will Do This By...
Inspiring organisations to move from diversity to inclusion and understand that diversity is what we have, and inclusion is about what we do and how we behave to embrace diversity, for the benefit of our customers/service users/clients, employees, shareholders and communities we operate in.
Inclusion Business Partners|Collaborative|Connected
We go beyond consulting with one or two people or diversity teams. We know that diversity and inclusion interlocks across many aspects of your business. By working hand in hand, in partnership, with a shared purpose, will have a significant impact on the actions taken and the outcomes achieved.
We are unapologetic in being explicit in our approach and actions which extends from the one protected characteristic at a time approach, to one which aims to connect, include and involve everyone, never to exclude and have difference competing.
We believe our philosophy is a key enabler in helping you direct and inject energy into achieving the strategic goals of your business and more importantly staying on course to ensure your business is inclusive, sustainable, profitable and maintaining its competitive advantage regardless of what sector your business is in.
See it, hear it, feel it...
Our core values are about how we interact with one another and our clients and how we do our work. They are the foundation of the practices we use and demonstrate
every day in everything we do.
Inclusion - We value, respect, embrace and celebrate difference including the different perspectives and strengths of everyone we work and interact with and ensure we embed that in all we do.
Passion - We care about people and people are at the heart of all we do and passion is our fuel to drive change and move from talk to action.
Collaboration - We appreciate the importance of working together and connecting with difference for better inclusive business outcomes which impact society and other stakeholders.
Trust: We are open and honest and hold ourselves to account in making and driving change.
Creativity: We are courageous and aim to bring innovative and forward new thinking to the strategic inclusion business agendas and help you get creative too, across a myriad of todays different business challenges to better prepare for the future.
WHAT WE DO
Expertise. Inclusion.Creativity. Passion. Collaboration. Trust.
We partner and build relationships from the top of your organisation and across your key business areas to understand your business priorities, needs and weave inclusion in as a core integral component into business strategies.
We help private, public, and third sector organisations transform their workplaces to inclusive places to work and do business with.
We don't come with a raft of pre prepared solutions for you to implement, we work together to create the relevant solutions for you and with you. The more we get to know, listen, understand our client needs the better the action, solutions and outcomes will be for their business.
We shift talk to action, to move from diversity to powering an inclusive culture, which is embedded and sustained with an holistic, innovative, action focused approach owned by you, to enhance a high performance culture that has tangible impact for customers/clients/public and employees
EVIDENCED BASED CONSULTANCY
The Path to Success
There is a big difference between addressing an issue (ie quick wins, reactive initiatives, short term fixes and actions which everyone is doing,) and solving an issue ie understanding the root cause. We partner with you to take an evidenced based approach to help you thoroughly understand and solve your diversity and inclusion problems and uncover opportunities along the way. From deep dive on your policies to implementing D&I, no project is too big or small for our evidenced based approach, which will aid informed decisions to provide sustainable, impactful actions and outcomes relevant to your business needs.
CEO AND FOUNDER
BA (Hons) Assoc.CIPD
"Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession” Gabrielle Bernstein
A company award winning, qualified diversity and inclusion leader with over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry across a broad range of roles within Retail and Wealth Management, Commercial Bank, Recruitment, Learning (design &+ delivery), Talent and Development.
She has been passionate about inclusion for over 30 years and has circa 15 years’ hands on experience of leading and growing the diversity & inclusion agenda for HSBC one of the largest global banking and finance service organisations in the world, including leading HSBC UK as the Head of Diversity and Inclusion.
Equality and fairness run in her veins combined with the capability to disrupt the current thinking of diversity and inclusion to inject power and energy to change the narrative and current status quo.
Fiona 100% believes that inclusion is down to behaviour and mindset irrespective of sector, and ultimately, is about the way we come together, connect and behave towards each other on a human to human level.
Getting to the root cause is her thing and helping companies create solutions which are right for them. She is driven to make change, focused on always pushing the agenda forward, identifying gaps in this area more broadly and being courageous to fill them with innovative solutions as an entrepreneur in this space.
Our Finder & CEO talks in real terms, not corporate speak or textbook, but in an authentic way which comes from a place of lived experience and from doing. She is not shy in telling the truth and reality of the perils of driving inclusion which in turn makes her relatable to others. She actively listens, guides, educates, inspires, motivates and takes time to make everyone feel respected, accepted, valued and empowered.
If passion had a picture it would be Fiona, her mantra is "One person, one action, can a big impact make” and is one of her key notes to engage and inspire others to act. As well as being passionate, she is creative, funny, highly respected, and a well-networked, business savvy professional
She is a highly sought-after practitioner, awards judge, speaker, panellist and thought leader, who advocates tirelessly for inclusion and belonging.