KLC Connect Webinar: 'Time for Change' Panel Discussion 2
This is the second in a series of three ‘Question Time’ Webinars reflecting on the challenges ahead as we re-enter the workplace after the last turbulent few months.
"How can we encourage more diversity in the industry?" - 24th September 18.00(BST)
What strategies should we be deploying to encourage and support a genuinely transparent and diverse design community with all the benefits that will bring?
Chaired by Alexandria Dauley, co-founder of United in Design, with Aneeqa Khan, CEO Eporta, Alexandria Dauley, Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Bhavin Taylor designer (winner of Evening Standard 2019 Design Award) and Julia Begbie KLC Development Director
Meet the panel
Aneeqa Khan is the Founder and CEO of Eporta. Since its inception in 2015 Eporta as grown to become a B2B company powering design professionals around the world. A professional problem solver with a love for all things design, Aneeqa built up experience as Strategy Director for Zoopla and an Investment Executive for CVC Capital Partners amongst others. She is member of the Board of Directors of Oxford Science Innovation a fund dedicated to backing deep science and technology innovation
Alexandria Dauley is the founder and Director of Dauley Design a multi-disciplinary design practice based in London and Surrey. The practice offers comprehensive design and build services from concept to completion, taking a fresh approach to the arrangement of spaces. One of the Founders of United in Design she is passionate about encouraging more diversity and inclusivity in interior design
Ama Afrifa-Tchie is a cultural builder whose specialism spans across people experience, workplace and culture, diversity and inclusion, mental health and wellbeing and corporate responsibility. She is experienced in leading the design and implementation of people-centric products and services and inclusivity and wellbeing initiatives. Ama has built up her career and expertise in different industries such as start-ups, tech, professional services, legal, financial and media and entertainment
Winner of the 2019 Evening Standard Home Design Award Bhavin Taylor’s designs are notable for their inspirational use of colour and pattern. He is a passionate believer in the importance of the client brief and taking the time to understand a client’s individual needs. From an Indian background one of his concerns is that borrowing aesthetics from a range of cultures is masking the lack of racial diversity in the interior design industry.