Vimi Grewal-Carr and Nishma Gosrani recognised as leaders in BAME diversity
25 May 2017
Vimi Grewal-Carr, managing partner for innovation, and Nishma Gosrani, director in financial services consulting, have been recognised for their contribution to ethnic diversity in the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders and 30 Future Leaders lists published in today’s Financial Times. The lists champions ethnic diversity in business and identify individuals who have made a significant contribution to ethnic minority inclusion.
Vimi Grewal-Carr was named as one of 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders for the second year in a row. Vimi is a role model, mentor and coach to many people across the firm, particularly from the BAME community. She is a passionate advocate of BAME issues within Deloitte’s executive, is heavily involved with Deloitte’s multi-cultural network and is a member of the Sikh network, named ‘Employee Network of the Year’ at the Business in the Community’s (BITC) Race for Opportunity awards.
Vimi said: “I am proud to be named as one of 100 EMpower Ethnic Minority Leaders for the second year running. At Deloitte, our people are our greatest asset and we are working hard to ensure that our workforce represents the diversity of the communities we work in. We want to show that our workplace is an inclusive environment that is open to all and this means that encouraging diversity is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace.”
Nishma Gosrani was named as one of 30 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders. Nishma works on Deloitte’s diversity and inclusion client proposition and is the co-sponsor of the firm’s Multicultural Network. Nishma is also a trustee and board member of Tamasha, a leading theatre company which champions the voices of emerging and established BAME artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, and an advisory board member of the City Hindus Network.
Nishma said: “I am delighted to be named as one of the 30 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders. Diversity and inclusion is central to our business at Deloitte. The evidence speaks for itself – and so does the everyday experience of businesses across the world. It leads to more innovation, more opportunities for all, better access to talent and better business performance.”
EMpower Ethnic Minority Leaders and Future Leaders were judged on a range of criteria, including the individual’s professional and business achievements and how they are driving the BAME agenda forward within their community.
Suki Sandhu, CEO and founder of EMpower, said: “The EMpower lists exist to encourage more business leaders and companies to drive forward the diversity agenda and inspire the next generation to succeed. Despite the fact that 14% of the population are BAME, only 4% of the CEOs in the FTSE100 are from BAME backgrounds. This lack of representation and diversity at the highest levels is why the EMpower Ethnic Minority Leaders and Future Leaders lists exist. They’re here to showcase visible, inspiring BAME role models at all levels, who are demonstrating that background or ethnicity should not and will not be a barrier to professional success.”
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