Whether you’re trying to convince a reluctant team about the benefits of diversity and inclusion or hoping to break down the effects of unconscious bias, Altogether Different aims to break away from the traditional ‘classroom’ format to encourage a more creative, engaged atmosphere. Through the use of films, artworks, unconventional spaces or immersive theatre we encourage conversation, helping your team find common ground around diversity issues. This empathy-building, inclusive approach is at the heart of everything we do.


With over 15 years’ experience in employee communication, community building and HR consultancy, Charlotte Butler set up Altogether Different in 2016 to help workplaces become more diverse and inclusive. More inclusive of gender, sexual orientation, age, caring responsibilities, under-represented racial groups and physical ability. Essentially less ‘corporate monoculture’ and more reflective of the world we live in today. Because in 2019, prosperous teams are inclusive teams.

Together with a wide network of creative partners, from installation artists to FTSE CEOs, Charlotte and her team work closely with organisations to bring about positive and practical changes to increase workplace equality.




Damian Lynch

Since graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Damian has worked extensively on stage, screen and radio. From live primetime TV to BBC Shakespeare productions to Spielberg blockbusters, Damian’s work is extensive and impressive.

With a BA Hons in French & German from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Technical and Specialised Translation, Damian’s multilingual skills, together with his drama-led approach to diversity and inclusion workshops, enables him to lead workshops in businesses across Europe.

An advocate of equality, particularly amongst the dramatic arts, Damian advises Altogether Different on how best to tackle sensitive workplace issues through the use of drama, as well as running the Altogether Different Forum Theatre offering. This powerful experience brings Diversity and Inclusion issues to life via the media of immersive theatre.

Damian lives in Brighton, UK – but can often be found jetting off to Hamburg, or Frankfurt, or Bucharest or LA.


Whitney Berry

Whitney Berry is former head of diversity & inclusion at ustwo London, a global digital design studio. California born-and-raised, she graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology.

Alongside previous business roles, Whitney worked for several years volunteering with School On Wheels, a Los Angeles organisation dedicated to helping homeless children stay focused on education. Coupled with her strong sense of social mobility is Whitney’s impressive commercial acumen in the fast-changing tech industry.

Whitney’s commitment to workplace equality resulted in her becoming ustwo‘s first head of diversity & inclusion, a pioneering move to focus on removing barriers to inclusion and increase innovation. Whitney advises Altogether Different on workplace trends in entrepreneurial businesses and is at the very centre of the conversation around increasing diversity and inclusion in tech – and beyond.


Jade Desumala

As Head Film Programmer for Rooftop Film Club, Jade Desumala is responsible for cinema programming globally, devising creative experiences to delight and inspire audiences around the world. Working with international partners in Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles and London, Jade has a deep respect for the arts and bringing powerful stories to new global audiences.

Having studied Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College and a further Masters in Cultural and Creative industries at King’s College London, Jade brings her desire to inspire to bear, not just professionally, but also by curating community events such as free film festivals in and around South London.

A social media mastermind, Jade advises Altogether Different on engaging audiences digitally but more importantly, how to help people connect with human stories through the arts. Jade particularly loves animated film because of its ability to liberate stories, sometimes confined in a more traditional film medium, to inspire people and create meaning.


Doug Harper

Doug Harper is CEO of Engineers without Borders, a charity addressing global challenges and enabling sustainable human development. All of us are at risk from resource constraints, the effects of climate change, increasing urbanisation and a rapidly expanding global population. Engineers without Borders helps people everywhere to achieve their potential and live healthy, happy lives through providing access to basic services. Before being appointed Chief Executive of EWB,  Doug headed up World Challenge Expeditions as well as Impact International and Street Child fundraising projects in countries including Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Prior to his roles within the Charity sector, Doug served as a Commissioned Officer with The Corps of the Royal Engineers, managing teams to deliver diverse military engineering capacity and construction tasks in complex conditions around the world.

A key part of the Advisory Board for Altogether Different, Doug brings a grass-roots global outlook, experience of partnering with CEOs and Leadership teams as well as an ingrained passion for equality and social mobility.

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