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Audeliss Founder and CEO, Suki Sandhu, has been nominated for Gay Times Honours

OUTstanding GT Honours

We are delighted to announce that Suki Sandhu, Founder and CEO, has been nominated for the Gary Frisch Success in Entrepreneurship Honour, with Gay Times.

This honour focuses on the importance of entrepreneurs and how their work helps us build a better society – just as the late Gary Frisch did. He is known for setting up the website Gaydar, a project he began to help his friend who was not able to find a partner. The site is now used by many, connecting 3.5 million users in 23 countries.

Unfortunately, Gary is no longer with us but his memory lives on through these honours, in collaboration with the Gay Times. The Honours recognise organisations and individuals who have had a tremendous impact over the past 50 years on what it means to live freely as LGBT+ people in Britain today.

This year, Suki has been nominated for the Gary Frisch Success in Entrepreneurship Honour. He has been recognised for founding OUTstanding, a membership organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) leaders and future leaders to create a more inclusive environment and for them to succeed.

In light of recent events, the need to stand up and be unafraid is greater than ever. OUTstanding was founded to prove that LGBT+ executives could be visible, safe and successful in business. It drives cultural change within its member firms, increasing visibility, inspiring, informing and connecting LGBT+ colleagues.

Other nominees for this category include:

  • Waheed Alli (Politician and businessman)
  • Robyn Exton (Founder of HER)
  • Linda Riley (Publisher of DIVA Magazine)
  • Antonia Belcher (Founding Partner of MHBC)
  • Anthony Watson (CEO of Uphold)
  • Mary Portas (Retail consultant and broadcaster)

The Gay Times Honours will be presented in November at the National Portrait Gallery – set up to promote the appreciation of men and women who have impacted British history and culture.

To find out more about OUTstanding click here.

House of Lords HR Leaders Dinner

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Earlier this month, Audeliss were delighted to host our HR Leaders Dinner at the House of Lords, partnered with the Rt. Hon. Baroness Prashar and guest of honour Sarah Morris, Chief People Officer at Aviva.

The guest list comprised of senior HR professionals from the UK’s leading organisations. They provided a diverse set of experiences and insights, informing a passionate and inspiring conversation.

Sarah delivered an inspiring keynote speech focusing on Aviva’s creative actions in addressing their diversity and inclusion agenda. A full summary of the speech can be seen here.

It really was a great and insightful evening enjoyed by all and we look forward to the next HR Leaders Dinner later this year.

Happy 6th Birthday…

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This month, Audeliss began its 7th year of trading. I can’t believe we’ve been operating for SIX years and how quickly that time has flown by.

From our beginnings in 2011, we have seen waves of rapid growth and success in spearheading diverse representation at the very top of businesses.

Here are some highlights from our sixth year in business:

A selection of our diverse appointments….

  • Non-Executive Director – BAME Female for a Building Society
  • Finance Director – BAME Male for a financial services institution
  • Chief Operating Officer – Female for an energy institution
  • HR Director – Trans* Female for an insurance business
  • VP Supply Chain – BAME Female for an engineering business

House of Lords Chairman’s dinner….

In February 2017, Audeliss were delighted to host a Chairman’s Dinner in the House of Lords held in partnership with The Rt Hon. the Baroness Prashar CBE. Following the recent Parker Review revelation that 53% of the FTSE lack a single non-white Board member, the event provided a rare opportunity for thought-provoking discussion on driving ethnic minority diversity at Board level.

Manjit Wolstenholme, Chairman at Provident Financial Group Plc spoke about her personal experience as an ethnic minority leader on a variety of Boards, and Baroness Prashar drew on invaluable insights from her 45-year career across the not-for-profit and public sectors to lead the conversation on driving diversity and inclusion.

Spreading the word….

I’ve been fortunate to speak on a range of panels, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion, at events around the world including:

  • Tel Aviv – LGBTech
  • New York – celebration of OUTstanding and EMpower role models
  • Barcelona – Indeed.com
  • London – IICF, IFoA, Mercer

Unprecedented diversity initiatives….

This year, we launched the HERoes Champions of Women in Business Lists in partnership with the Financial Times, to celebrate female leaders and those driving gender equality in business. With a judging panel including Helena Morrissey, Founder of the 30% Club, Mellody Hobson, CEO of Ariel Investments and Chair of DreamWorks, Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman of GSK and Mark Wilson, Group CEO at Aviva, the inaugural lists will be published this September.

Expanding our team….

We have welcomed additions to our team in the form of Senior Researchers Louise Gore, Sarah Haynes and Lesley Payne and Client Development Manager Annette Kiely. Adding decades of expertise to our existing skills and experience enables Audeliss to expand its reach and spread our work across a variety of industries and functions.

One thing I know I’m guilty of as a CEO is not taking the time to reflect on our achievements, and maybe that’s my fear of failure and complacency, but I have to say I’m incredibly proud of Audeliss and the difference we’re making.  We’re determined to level the playing field for the top jobs in business for female, ethnic minority and LGBT+ candidates.

We would like to thank all of our fantastic clients and candidates in helping us continue to make the world more inclusive for everyone, one step at a time.

Unique Opportunity: Executive Assistant to Founder & CEO

Unique Opportunity: Executive Assistant to Founder & CEO

A unique opportunity has arisen for an Executive Assistant (EA) to closely support the Founder and CEO of two innovative organisations passionate about putting purpose before profit and creating a level playing field in the business world.  Audeliss is a boutique executive search firm specialising in senior diverse candidates and the second company leads three initiatives: OUTstanding, a professional membership organisation for LGBT+ business leaders and executive allies; EMpower, which champions the achievements of ethnic minority business leaders; and the HERoes Power Lists that celebrate female leaders and those working to support gender equality in business.

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Are you:

  • Bright and enthusiastic with the proactive attitude to navigate a fast-paced environment?
  • A team-player with a can-do approach to all activities?
  • A skillful multi-tasker who thrives in a pressurised environment?
  • Highly organised with an excellent attention to detail?

We want to hear from you!

We are looking for an experienced and exceptional EA to provide 1:1 support primarily to the Founder and CEO of both Audeliss and OUTstanding, with additional office management and ad hoc support to the team. Teamwork and cultural fit are key to the role, and it is vital that the Executive Assistant shares and upholds our values and beliefs.

The core duties of the Executive Assistant comprise of:

  • Extensive diary management
  • Extensive client/candidate/member communication
  • First point of contact for the CEO
  • Assisting with candidate on-boarding
  • Office management
  • Basic bookkeeping / invoice processing
  • Preparing induction for new employees
  • Co-ordinate and manage multiple annual events
  • Ad-hoc duties including database administration, sales team support and completing personal tasks for the CEO

The Executive Assistant must possess:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ proven experience in a similar role
  • Experience of extensive diary management and senior level communication
  • Strong time management, planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail including proofreading, grammar and spelling
  • Experience of events management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including advanced Word & Excel skills
  • Recruitment industry experience is desirable
  • Experience with Xero accounting software would prove advantageous.

Get in touch with us to find out more – contact Suki Sandhu, Founder & CEO on 020 3405 6910 or ceo@audeliss.com. You can meet our current teams here and here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Audeliss Team Strategy Day

Women’s History Month 2017 – The Need for Gender Equality In and Out of the Boardroom Remains Ever-Pressing

Women’s History Month 2017 gender equalityA week ago today, the world marked International Women’s Day 2017: a day for celebration of the economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally. But with gender equality a long way off, the focus on women’s rights and representations demands more than one day.

Although the past few years have seen many recent wins for women’s rights, including the Liberia election of Africa’s first female President, women receiving the right to vote in Saudi Arabia and the celebration of all that has been achieved in the 100 years marking the beginning of the women’s suffrage movement, gender equality in the workplace is still staggering far behind:

With March 2017 also commemorating Women’s History Month, the plethora of available data and the globalisation of our societies provide an ideal opportunity to examine and address the workplace inequalities experienced by women in every country. All UK organisations with over 250 employees will now be legally required to publish their gender pay data in an effort to accelerate the closure of the gender pay gap.

Last week saw the launch of the HERoes Champions of Women in Business initiative set up by our Founder and CEO in Audeliss, a power list dedicated to celebrating the leaders who have helped drive the female talent pipeline, elevating others during their rise through the ranks. The recognition of female role models across industries will help to give young women the visibility of what true success looks like, with the tools that will empower them to create their own opportunities.

We take gender diversity in business incredibly seriously and this is about creating a level playing field for minorities so they too get the chance to secure the top jobs in business.

To quote activist and youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, ‘We cannot succeed when half of us are held back’. With men and women across the world working together to stand up for human rights for all, we are already on the way to making our world a better and more inclusive place for everyone.

 

 

Diversity of Thought: Why Interim Managers are Key to Inclusion & Innovation

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Diversity appears to be under-represented in the interim world – the Institute of Interim Management (IIM) reported that women make up just 28% of the interim managers surveyed in their 2014 annual report, with no recent statistics on other minority groups – however, the disappointing lack of diverse interim managers does not mean that interims cannot bring diversity to businesses. Conversely, interims are perfectly placed to instil the increasingly popular practice of diversity of thought.

Audeliss were interviewed by business publication Executive Grapevine on the host of benefits that interim managers can bring to diversity and inclusion across industries and sectors. Our article in the new Interim Management Guide 2017 outlines how to identify whether your organisation is at risk of stagnation and could benefit from diversity of thought, and how to achieve real diversity and inclusion with the help of interim management.

Follow the link below to read the full article:

http://resources.executive-grapevine.com/BG-Interim-Management-2017/index.html?page=26

 

#OscarsNotSoWhite – But Why does Diversity in Film Matter to Inclusion in Business?

Diversity in Hollywood and BusinessThis week’s Academy Awards caused its fair share of controversy, but also celebrated some fantastic wins for diverse talent in the entertainment industry, with female, BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic), LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Oscar winners including:

  • Moonlight, for Best Picture – A film with a unique take on masculinity in American culture, the film tells the story of a young black man struggling with poverty and his sexuality, and features an all-black cast
  • Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress – Her first Oscar, meaning she has made history by becoming the first black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony for acting
  • Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor – He is the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award in 89-year-history of the Oscars
  • Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi won Best Foreign-Language Film for The Salesman – a feat made even more significant in the wake of President Trump’s ban, which refused US entry to Syrian film-maker Khaled Khatib, whose documentary covering The White Helmets won an Oscar.

Zootopia, which won for Best Animated Feature Film, is also notable for its pro-diversity script – its narrative packs a powerful message about acceptance and inclusion, teaching children that difference is not a weakness, but a strength – and nominees for 2017 also included BAME actors Ruth Negga, Octavia Spencer, Naomie Harris and Dev Patel. Whilst the 2017 Oscars was the most diverse in history, the increased recognition of BAME talent in entertainment stands in stark contrast to the struggles for racial equality throughout the rest of America and indeed the world.

With ethnic minority talent representing only 4% of FTSE 100 CEOs, UK and US business is poised to learn a great deal on diversity and inclusion from the arts and entertainment sectors. The music industry is over-representative of ethnic minority talent, and as reported in a recent research study from Audeliss, 30% of ethnic minority role models work in the entertainment industry.

In a world where diverse people across the globe face prejudice and discrimination every day – where female and LGBT citizens are losing their rights under Trump and Putin, racial hate crime is soaring dramatically and unarmed black Americans are five times more likely than their white peers to be killed by the very establishment that is supposed to protect them – all positive representation is a cause for celebration, an opportunity for further progress and a chance for young diverse people to use role models to starting building their own success.

The 2017 Oscars serve as a powerful reminder that we are moving towards greater visibility and recognition, but that there still is a long way to go in achieving diversity and inclusion in business. The historic victory of Moonlight over La La Land – a story of finding love and acceptance by being your true self, triumphing over a narrative where the talented leads must sacrifice their relationship for their careers – proves that diverse or not we are stronger together, and that ultimately, love wins. By continuing to champion diverse role models from all backgrounds and career paths and by celebrating our differences, we are on the way to making our world a better and more inclusive place for everyone.

 

House of Lords Chairman Dinner

23rd February 2017

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In February 2017 Audeliss were delighted to host our Chairman’s Dinner at the House of Lords, held in partnership with The Rt Hon. the Baroness Prashar CBE.

Following the recent Parker Review revelation that 53% of the FTSE lack a single non-white Board member, the event provided a rare opportunity for thought-provoking discussion on driving ethnic minority diversity at Board level.

Manjit Wolstenholme, Chairman at Provident Financial Group spoke about her personal experience as an ethnic minority leader on a variety of Boards, and Baroness Prashar, whom Audeliss recently appointed as Non-Executive Director of Nationwide, drew on invaluable insights from her 45-year career across the not-for-profit and public sectors to lead the conversation on driving diversity and inclusion.

The guest list comprised of Chairmen, CEOs and Board level executives from the UK’s leading organisations.  They provided a variety of experiences and insights, informing a passionate and inspiring conversation. Whilst discussion involved the merits of mandatory Board targets and anonymised CVs, the final consensus favoured education of the benefits of diversity and inclusion, with agreement that allies and role models are vital in helping to pave the way for increased ethnic minority representation in senior leadership.

We would like to thank all who attended and provided us with their stories and experiences, which delivered a highly engaging and enjoyable debate. With inspiring leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion, we  move closer to a future where Boardrooms are fully representative of our diverse communities.

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Audeliss Hosts House of Lords Chairman Dinner on Ethnic Diversity Board Representation

HouseOfLords-Feb2017-web-_DSC1700[1]Audeliss were delighted to host our Chairman’s Dinner at the House of Lords, held in partnership with The Rt Hon. the Baroness Prashar CBE.

Following the recent Parker Review revelation that 53% of the FTSE lack a single non-white Board member, the event provided a rare opportunity for thought-provoking discussion on driving ethnic minority diversity at Board level.

Manjit Wolstenholme, Chairman at Provident Financial Group spoke about her personal experience as an ethnic minority leader on a variety of Boards, and Baroness Prashar, whom Audeliss recently appointed as Non-Executive Director of Nationwide, drew on invaluable insights from her 45-year career across the not-for-profit and public sectors to lead the conversation on driving diversity and inclusion.

The guest list comprised of Chairmen, CEOs and Board level executives from the UK’s leading organisations.  They provided a variety of experiences and insights, informing a passionate and inspiring conversation. Whilst discussion involved the merits of mandatory Board targets and anonymised CVs, the final consensus favoured education of the benefits of diversity and inclusion, with agreement that allies and role models are vital in helping to pave the way for increased ethnic minority representation in senior leadership.

Suki Sandhu, Founder and CEO of Audeliss comments, ‘I am thrilled with the success of our Chairman’s Dinner, and would like to thank all those who attended and provided us with their stories and experiences, which delivered a highly engaging and enjoyable debate. With inspiring leadership and true commitment to diversity and inclusion, we continue to move closer to a future where Boardrooms are fully representative of our diverse communities.’

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Audeliss Team Expands

Audeliss Diverse Executive Search Team ExpandsAudeliss are delighted to announce the latest addition to our team.

Our new Senior Researcher Lesley Payne has a strong background in recruitment, with over 15 years’ experience across risk, threat, company secretaries and governance research.

Lesley’s expertise also covers public sector search and she has worked with leading global companies including Novartis, Pfizer, esure and Interserve and local authorities including the City of London.

Lesley comments, ‘I am excited to begin my new role. Audeliss are unique in the search and interim markets; the opportunity to help drive diversity and inclusion at the top of the business world felt like an ideal fit for me. I am thrilled to be part of such a progressive and pivotal initiative and look forward to making a real difference to both clients and candidates.’

Chris Bernard, Managing Director at Audeliss comments, ‘We are incredibly pleased to welcome Lesley to Audeliss. Lesley has a wealth of experience and will be a fantastic addition to the team.’

Mental Health – The Last Diversity Taboo?

mental health diversityRecently participating in an event supporting a pioneering mental health campaign, Audeliss were impressed with the Lord Mayor’s 2016 Power of Diversity programme and in particular, the openness and inclusivity with which leading senior professionals were willing to discuss the topic of mental health.

Whilst awareness and acceptance surrounding mental health have increased rapidly over the past few years, businesses are often reluctant to engage their employees in related discussions, further contributing to the existing social stigma and devastating effects of mental illness. The Power of Diversity programme reveals the shocking and saddening results of its recent survey on the business and personal impact of mental illness:

  • 50% of those surveyed described depression as ‘a sign of weakness’
  • 1/3 surveyed would not employ someone with depression
  • 25% of people in the UK experience a mental health problem in any given year
  • Half of absences in non-manual work are related to stress
  • The economy loses £26billion a year to mental illness

When it comes to this often-overlooked diversity strand, London and the South East of the UK are amongst the most progressive British regions, but mental health remains a taboo topic across many industries, regions and countries.

There is a wealth of information evidencing the damage done to diverse employees who are uncomfortable being themselves at work – LGBT+ employees who can be out at work are 32% more productive than employees who hide their sexuality – allowing us to only imagine the benefits to be gained by supporting employees who suffer with mental health problems.

With increased awareness of the importance of mental health support, how can businesses become more accepting and inclusive of their diverse employees?

Suki Sandhu is the Founder and CEO of Audeliss.

We Want You!

Team Recruitment I am delighted to say we’re growing in Audeliss and we need you to help us in finding the best diverse talent.  Are you a:

  • Dynamic recruiter motivated by making a difference?
  • Entrepreneurial high achiever who relishes a challenge?
  • Champion of diversity who embraces the inclusion of ethnic minorities, LGBT+, gender, and all individual differences?

If so, we want to hear from you!

At Audeliss we pride ourselves on delivering excellent services to each and every client and candidate and we constantly strive to improve even further, meaning we are always open to new talent.

My team and I are interested in speaking with talented senior researchers and strong recruitment consultants with a background in any industry, whether executive search or interim management.  You may also be working in an RPO or in-house at the moment and a HR professional who wants to make a move into a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Audeliss are looking for the right skills, experience and attitude of an individual who shares our passion for making a difference – not only in terms of quality of service, but the core values of diversity and inclusion to which we are committed.

With 65% of our appointments being senior diverse candidates, Audeliss is incredibly committed to driving diversity at the very top of businesses.

I also launched OUTstanding (www.OUT-standing.org) and UPstanding (http://audeliss.com/about-upstanding/) which drive inclusion for LGBT+ and ethnic minority communities.  With a combined reach of multimillions all over the globe, our initiatives constantly strive to make the business world more diverse and inclusive for all, regardless of background.

Get in touch with us to find out more – contact Chris Bernard, Managing Director on chris@audeliss.com or send me a message directly.   You can meet our current team here who I am proud to say are very diverse themselves.

Please share this post to spread the word and if you know someone who may fit the bill, please ask them to make contact with us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Suki Sandhu is the Founder and CEO of Audeliss.

Audeliss Announces REC membership

Audeliss Recruitment REC memberAudeliss are delighted to announce that we are now a member of REC.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body for UK recruitment businesses. Passionate about recruitment and services of an excellent standard, REC membership serves as a mark of quality to represent the exceptional executive search and interim management providers that truly value the interests of clients and candidates alike.

Our REC membership reinforces the commitment to candidate care that forms Audeliss’ core. We value each and every candidate, regardless of background, and recognise that every individual has a unique set of needs and therefore requires a bespoke service – we strive to deliver excellence for every candidate and client, to match the right candidate with the right role, every time.

Chris Bernard, Managing Director of Audeliss, comments, ‘We are proud to announce our membership of REC. As a prestigious and respected recruitment membership body, REC’s values are closely aligned with those of Audeliss. We look forward to a successful partnership as we continue in our mission to help diverse senior candidates and drive diversity and inclusion in business.’

3 Easy Ways to Improve Gender Equality in your Boardroom

Equality in the BoardroomFollowing the latest FTSE350 gender diversity recommendations from Women on Boards, Audeliss agree that ‘A Gentle Touch is Too Feeble to transform the Boardroom’: and it’s not women who need to change.

With C-Suite gender equality over 100 years away, we must take drastic action to level the playing field – and fast. Business is full to the brim with excellent female candidates, and although gender still presents a barrier to professional success, companies have the power to attract, retain and develop senior female executives and champion gender diversity across their organisation.

Here are Audeliss’ top tips for improving gender equality in your Boardroom:

  1. Lead from the top – getting commitment to gender equality from your CEO and senior stakeholders will help drive change, and awareness and support will ricochet down throughout the organisation
  2. Tailor your recruitment practices – anonymise CVs and therefore prevent discrimination and unconscious bias towards female candidates, and ensure your business has a robust hiring process that is welcoming to, and inclusive of, people from all backgrounds
  3. Collaboration – work with external partners who specialise in improving diversity at the senior level, who can provide an objective viewpoint and help deliver a strategy for positive change that is bespoke to your organisation.

 

Chris Bernard is the Managing Director of Audeliss. Contact her at chris@audeliss.com

 

Audeliss Announces Latest Addition to our Team

Audeliss Executive Search TeamAudeliss are delighted to announce the appointment of Alasdair Brown as Resourcing Business Partner.

Serial entrepreneur Alasdair previously spearheaded Champions Life Academy, a national social enterprise combining charity fundraising with graduate leadership training. In the last eight years the initiative helped 880 people from a variety of backgrounds into employment, and raised a total of £12million of forecast income for their charity clients.

Alasdair also launched Blue Stern Recruitment in 2011, and will be applying over a decade of business expertise to build on Audeliss’ broad networks and generate new opportunities for success.

Alasdair says of his new role, ‘I am thrilled to be joining Audeliss. Having seen the organisation’s achievements over the past five years, it’s clearly a huge driver for diversity and inclusion and mirrors my own aspirations not just to talk about change, but to proactively champion and support the success of diverse talent. I am looking forward to working with the brilliant team at Audeliss and to making a real difference.’

Suki Sandhu, CEO and Founder of Audeliss, comments, ‘We are delighted to welcome Alasdair into our team. Alasdair’s wealth of experience will prove invaluable in helping our clients and candidates and continuing in our journey to make the business world a more diverse and inclusive place.’

 

Congratulations to Audeliss Researcher Alex Wyld

Audeliss executive search and interim management teamWe are delighted to congratulate our Researcher Alex Wyld on her one-year anniversary with Audeliss.

In her year with us, Alex has worked on a variety of interim management assignments and executive searches. Her skills have proven invaluable in sourcing senior female, BAME, LGBT+ and other diverse candidates for global businesses and public sector organisations, with successful appointments including:

  • Financial Services – Finance Director
  • Public Sector – HR Director
  • Public Sector – Chief People Officer
  • Business Services – Head of Resourcing
  • Property – Interim Global Head of Learning & Development
  • Public Sector – HR Consultant

Alex says, ‘I am thrilled to look back on my career at Audeliss so far: I feel privileged to have worked with leading organisations and to be able to make a difference to the lives of some truly exceptional diverse candidates. I’m lucky to work with a group of people who are not only genuine, intelligent and creative, but fantastic at what they do. I look forward to the year to come and the opportunity to work with an even wider range of clients and candidates.’

Audeliss CEO and Founder Suki Sandhu comments, ‘We are pleased to congratulate Alex and immensely proud to have her on our team. Her dedication to candidates and diligence in fulfilling client needs helps ensure that we provide services of only the highest standard. We are eagerly anticipating further success from our team and look forward to another fruitful and enjoyable year for Audeliss.’

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