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Our very first equality, diversity and inclusion virtual roadshow took place in April.

You can catch up with the recordings from our live sessions and also explore a range of information and resources below.

Watch the session recordings from our virtual roadshow week

Mymuma Soleman

Privilege Café

Abdi Segulle and Moawia Bin-Sufyan

Improving Board diversity in Wales

Katie Cornhill

Gender identity and inclusion awareness

Andrew Tamplin

Mental health inclusion in the workplace

Alecs Donovan

Gender equality in sport

              About our speakers

Mymuna Soleman

Mymuna Soleman

Privilege Café

Mymuna will be sharing with us why she set up the Privilege Café, how it’s developed and the impact it’s had.  She will also discuss white privilege, what is means, how it impacts on everyone’s lives and what we can do about it.

More about Mymuna

Mymuna is Somali-Welsh graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University completing both her degrees, a BSc in Health and Social Care and an MSc in Applied Public Health in 2014 and 2016. Mymuna is an activist, a poet and community champion for all issues relating to equality, diversity, race and white privilege and how people can use their privilege for good.

More recently Mymuna founded the Privilege cafe, an important and timely virtual space where marginalised voices are welcomed, included, respected, and listened to.

Abdi Segulle and Moawia Bin-Sufyan

Abdi Segulle and Moawia Bin-Sufyan

Improving Board diversity in Wales

Abdi will be talking about the Pathways to Board programme which has been recently launched by a group of housing associations, including Hafod.

Hafod Board member, Moawia, will be sharing the benefit of his experience in a variety of roles in private, public and voluntary sector organisations from Director to Trustee.

More about Abdi

Abdi is Programme Manager for the Pathway to Board Project and has a background in Housing, and has worked in social housing for over 19 years. He is currently a board member at Community Housing Cymru (CHC) and ITV Wales Diversity and Inclusion Panel. Abdi has also managed Red Sea House for over 17 years and has experience in community engagement and supported housing.

He is a member of the Somali community Group and a founding member of Somali Youth Association (SoYA).

More about Moawia

Moawia recently joined our Hafod Board and has a wealth of senior experience in housing, investments, social care, criminal justice and education spanning nearly 20 years. Currently, he is an Investments Director and is also a Regional Co-ordinator (Wales) for Care after Combat.

Moawia also holds a number of non-executive director and public appointment roles including Senior Independent Panel Member for Welsh Government and Council member for the Community Health Council South Glamorgan.

Katie Cornhill

Katie Cornhill

Gender identity and inclusion awareness

Katie, an inspiring role model and non-cisgender fire fighter who previously served as a Royal Marine, will be talking to us about non-cisgender identities including but not limited to those that identify as transgender.

More about Katie

Katie is an inspiring role model and female fire fighter who has a non-cisgender history. She previously served as a Royal Marine and champions all non-cisgender and non-heterosexual identities. Katie has been nominated for service women of the year awards and has on several occasions spoken publicly both on local and national television about her passions in relation to inclusion.

Andrew Tamplin

Andrew Tamplin

Mental health inclusion in the workplace

Andrew will be talking about workplace well-being, tackling stigma and normalising conversations about mental health in order to create well, engaged workplaces. Andrew will share his own personal experiences to bring the subject to life.

More about Andrew

Andrew Tamplin created Canna Consulting following his own mental health challenges. Canna Consulting is all about workplace well-being; tackling stigma, normalising conversations and creating well, engaged workplaces.

Alecs Donovan

Alecs Donovan

Gender equality in sport

Yoga entrepreneur and former Welsh international female rugby player, Alecs will be sharing her journey to becoming an international player, the challenges she faced along the way and how the pressure of being a woman in a male-dominated sport affects mental health and personal resilience.

More about Alecs

Alecs is a former Welsh international women’s rugby player, advocate for women and women’s rugby, and also a business woman who bridged per passion for high impact sport through launching a yoga business where she continues to work closely with elite athletes.

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