She’ll be discussing her childhood, upbringing, school life, her first job, the challenges and setbacks she’s experienced, her current role and how she balances her work and life. 

Annika Allen

Annika is responsible for delivering All3Media Group’s DE&I strategy working with its production companies, HR and talent teams and building external stakeholder relationships.

She works at the vibrant intersection of communications and diversity and inclusion building communications, strategies, developing initiatives, interventions and practices to empower others to build their capabilities and maximise their performance in an inclusive environment that fosters their success.

Prior to this she worked in Global Diversity & Inclusion at Barclays where she wrote and project managed Barclays inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report and led on the creation of the Power of Allies Toolkit, which is a popular internal resource to help colleagues take conscious, positive steps to make everyone feel that they belong.

She also recognised that conversations around various topics on diversity, equity and inclusion are difficult, but having difficult conversations is vital to the success of all workplaces so she designed Courageous Conversations – a global monthly thematic webcast and podcast series, produced to share meaningful dialogue and to empower and encourage colleagues to listen to and learn from each other, and to speak up and challenge in thoughtful, constructive ways. She also drove forward the creation of a new D&I Hub and was involved in the Race at Work taskforce creating the internal site to engage colleagues on Barclays Race at Work action plan.

Prior to working at Barclays, Annika’s communications background led her to a career that spanned journalism, content and TV production. She worked on both entertainment and reality formats on shows that appeared on the BBC, Channel 4 and MTV.

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