Sarah Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins

MD, Saatchi & Saatchi

PANEL DISCUSSION: Changing organisational culture – can it ever be truly inclusive?

Session Overview

PANEL DISCUSSION: Changing organisational culture – can it ever be truly inclusive?
(Future Talent in partnership with Business In The Community)

Culture shapes every aspect of our lives. It informs what we think, say and do, the feelings and attitudes we express, and the way in which we interact with others. In the workplace, it is the underlying beliefs, assumptions and values that shape our everyday experience and determine our actions and behaviour.

The culture of our workplace impacts our engagement, motivation, performance and health and wellbeing. An inclusive organisational culture increases team innovation, creativity and knowledge sharing, boosts business performance and reduces staff turnover beyond specific diversity policies.

However, as regular news stories show, for many people the working world is far from inclusive – and may actually be a source of harassment, intimidation and exclusion. This affects not just employees’ wellbeing, it also impacts on business bottom lines.

This panel will bring perspectives from a range of industries to consider how organisations can best address, influence and change workplace culture to foster a sense of true inclusion and belonging among employees.

Speaker's biography

Sarah joined Saatchi & Saatchi in December 2019. and drives the day-to-day agency as well as running client business including Britvic and GSK Previously a 9 year veteran of Grey London where she was responsible for some of the agency’s flagship creative accounts – including The British Heart Foundation and Lucozade. Sarah has worked in both global network agencies and start ups and across organisations as diverse as Mars, GSK, P&G and the Home Office. A staunch believer in the need for greater diversity of talent at all levels across advertising, Sarah helps lead the industry wide Advertising Diversity Task Force, She is also a Trustee of the Historic Royal Palaces so has a side hustle looking after the Crown Jewels.