Leila named on EMpower Role Model List

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This morning Leila Thomas, our CEO and Founder was listed on The EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List.

We are so proud to see Leila on the EMpower Ethnic Minority Executives Role Model List 2021 supported by Yahoo Finance!, celebrating Role Models in business who are driving the charge for inclusion.

It’s fantastic to see Leila recognized for her achievements inspiring, guiding and connecting thousands of young people to relatable role models and opportunities. Leila is dedicated to creating a diverse work ready talent pipeline and this listing will help raise the profile of many inspiring role models with her. You can view the full lists here: http://bit.ly/EMRM21

Leila said: I am so excited and honoured to be included on the EMpower Ethnic Minority Executives Role Model List.  The list reflects how important role models are for everyone. If our young people can see role models that look and sound like them, they will know they can achieve the same successes and probably much much more!”

Founder & CEO of INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, says, “I’m thrilled to be celebrating another incredible group of Ethnic Minority and Advocate Role Models who are championing inclusion and inspiring the next generation of talent. Discrimination and barriers to success are still prevalent for ethnic minority groups and Role Models are essential to change perceptions and show everyone that you can be successful in business while also being your authentic self at work.”

Leila works for LSEG, London Stock Exchange Group though she is currently seconded to Urban Synergy, driving stability, sustainability and scalability for the charity, so she can support more young people. This secondment really shows the work LSEG is doing to support diversity and inclusion within the company. Reinforcing their belief that diversity makes them more dynamic, fosters innovation and boosts performance.