Global Head of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Growing up as a mixed race girl in a predominately white area meant I felt it was always difficult for me to feel like I really belonged anywhere ….. feeling like an outsider within the white communities and then the same feeling whenever we visited predominately black areas where other family members lived. I was lucky enough to have a family who have kept me grounded made sure I believed and appreciated who I was regardless of what was around me and I’m glad to say that’s stuck with me throughout my working life. Doing what I can to ensure that within the workplace people don’t feel that sense of not belonging, working to ensure that people feel included, all voices are heard and that we do what we can to level the playing field, recognise our privilege even when it might not be obvious to us at first and work to find ways to use it for good is a passion of mine. Becoming a mum meant this was even more important to me…. creating a society that embraces everyone so that mine (and all) children have the best future possible where they can truly be their authentic self is not optional, a place where as my Nan would say we can all ‘Aim for the Highest.
Having worked within the Robert Walters Group since 2009 I have been lucky enough to work with an amazing group of people across our business who have been able to bring themselves and their unique personalities and experiences to the table to help make our business what is it today and encourage me to learn and think differently is why I love working in this space. Working in a leadership role within our business, supporting clients on driving their DEI agendas as well as chairing our regional and global councils, driving awareness and education through events, initiatives in the business prior to moving to my role as Head of EDI with the Group, I’m really proud of how inclusive our business is and the work we have done on this so far. But like many other companies, we are not perfect and we are on a journey and so in my role I am passionate about working with our leadership teams across the group to drive that sense of belonging, creating a mindset of growth and continuous learning underpinned by an ability to look at things through the emphatic and equity focused lens.