Maven March 7
Common Sense Virtual Roundtable:

Inclusion in Action:
Addressing DEI in Women’s and Family Health Support

Successfully held on 12th March 2024

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Here’s what we discussed:

Planning, growing, and raising families looks different for every employee. The process can be rife with challenges—and race, sexual orientation, and even where employees live can affect the care they receive. In the UK, Black women are nearly four times more likely to have complications during childbirth than their white counterparts. LGBT+ couples often face barriers like the prohibitive costs of private fertility treatments, biassed medical care, and lack of adoption support.

To improve their DEI initiatives, companies must care for all employees at every stage of starting a family, from preconception care through parenthood. This family support offered beyond the NHS can remove barriers to equity and inclusion, meet the needs of diverse employees, and improve education and outcomes.

Participants joined Maven and a small group of other leading HR executives for a roundtable discussion about DEI and the family-building journey. They learned about:
  • The connection of DEI and supporting parents (and aspiring parents)
  • How family-building is underserved in the UK
  • How new models of care that take lived experiences into account remove barriers to equity and inclusion

Solution Experts

Leila Thabet
VP, Global Growth & Partnerships at Maven Clinic

Leila is committed to improving access to healthcare for women and families. She leads Global Growth & Partnerships at Maven Clinic and was previously the Founder and CEO of Naytal, the UK’s first virtual clinic for women. Naytal was acquired by Maven Clinic in 2023. A highly accomplished entrepreneur and marketing leader, Leila has over 20 years of experience driving growth and digital innovation for world-leading organisations; including Sky, asos, Netflix, Tesco, and Apple.

She is a passionate and vocal advocate for women’s health, promoting the importance of improving women’s access to dedicated healthcare services.

Stacey Sutton
Executive Director | Head of EMEA Health and Benefits

Stacey manages the employee benefits programme for Morgan Stanley in EMEA, as well as overseeing the Firm’s health and wellbeing strategy. She spearheaded the creation of Morgan Stanley’s Global Wellbeing Board, which consists of senior leaders across business units who sponsor programming and initiatives to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing and challenge the associated stigma. She also developed a Wellbeing Influencer Network made up of culture carriers across the Firm. Previously, she led a variety of projects to foster positive employee engagement and experience.

Stacey is passionate about leading a preventative health and wellbeing strategy, fostering a positive culture, and opening up the dialogue on mental health in the workplace.

Stacey joined Morgan Stanley over a decade ago. During her 20+ year HR career, which began at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, she has held a range of positions in business partnering, learning and development, and reward.  Stacey is a Chartered Fellow Member of the CIPD.


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