Georgina Warren

I have spent my career focused on People and Culture establishing creative Resourcing and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Change solutions.

To date I have led the Diversity Equity & Inclusion  and Wellbeing strategy across different industries establishing true change across organisations and creating spaces where individuals can thrive. My most proud moments have been creating and leveraging DE&I tech solutions to empower leaders to understand the diversity of their teams and establish the right interventions. Also delivering a robust Wellbeing package to my last organisation to support colleagues through the pandemic, and this was seen via achieving the largest improvement in the external benchmarking tool provided by City Mental Health Alliance.

Since joining the hospitality industry, and the world recovers from the pandemic, I have seen the incredible opportunity to ensure Diversity Equity and Inclusion is at the heart of our culture and business at IHG Hotels and Resorts and across our industry. To ensure that when we aim to attract individuals back into the industry, that candidates view hospitality as an industry that can foster cultures and careers where all individuals can thrive. Most recently, I have established a core Global DE&I calendar that helps us  bring colleagues together and deepen their understanding of the value of inclusion around five key global celebrations: International Women’s Day, Global Inclusion and Wellbeing Week, Pride Month, World Mental Health Day and the International Day of People with Disabilities. We have aligned a new people leader and tailored HR sessions to each of these important events as we build the inclusive capabilities of our leaders and General Manager by empowering them to have the confidence and courage to have challenging conversations around DE&I.

Over the past year, I was also keen to start to share my knowledge with smaller organisations, charities and changemakers; and work as a partner and coach for these change agents via my platform InclusionCreates to lead the change that we need to see across our local communities.