Deloitte employees recognised in the Telegraph’s “Out at Work” list for their contribution to lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) inclusion
25 February 2016
A Deloitte tax partner, Matt Batham and one of the firm’s human capital consultants, Em Sendall, have been recognised as LGBT employees going above and beyond to influence change at their companies. The Out at Work – Top 50 LGBT Executives list is compiled by the Global Diversity Company, in association with The Daily Telegraph, where it is published today.
The Top 50 LGBT Executives list is compiled via public nominations, with each individual considered by a select advisory panel according to six key criteria including the impact on business and activities outside the workplace to promote LGBT issues.
Matt Batham, a member of Deloitte’s tax leadership, has shared his own experiences as the father of two young children at the launch of a City of London support network for LGBT parents and at other events. He is also a long-term supporter of Deloitte’s LGBT network, GLOBE, and featured in last year’s list.
Matt comments: “In a business so dependent on the calibre of its people, ensuring an inclusive working environment that fits around all employees is an essential element for success. Role models play a key role in our progress towards a workplace where people can be themselves. Visibility is a key factor for LGBT people at work."
Em Sendall works in Deloitte’s human capital practice and co-chairs the firm’s LGBT network, GLOBE. She drives greater LGBT visibility and inclusion at all levels, and was instrumental in launching Deloitte’s LGBT Allies programme. She regularly speaks on diversity to external audiences, and works with colleagues and clients in developing best practice.
Em comments: ”Creating an environment where everyone feels able to be authentic is no small task. At Deloitte, we believe diversity is the outcome of a culture that is truly inclusive and underpinned by respect. We have a clear set of actions to make sure this culture is experienced by all our people. This includes education and awareness-raising programmes that run alongside communities and exciting initiatives, like our fast-growing LGBT Allies Programme. I’m immensely proud of all we have achieved in relation to LGBT inclusion so far and am excited about the future.”
Notes to editors
The GLOBE Allies Programme encourages non-LGBT people to get involved with the network and make a positive statement of support for their LGBT colleagues.
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