Careers Week 2021: Do employers really care about diversity?
From Emily Stewart
A panel of employers will share why diversity is important in their organisation and how they support it. This session will be of particular interest to students who self-identify as Women, LGBT+, Black & Minority Ethnic, Disabled and/or Trans & Non-Binary.
Melissa Lawrence Chief Executive, Taylor Bennett Foundation
Melissa is from the UK, but is very proud of her Caribbean heritage, having grown up in a St Lucian household speaking patois on a daily basis. Melissa has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over twenty years and is a passionate advocate for equality. Her experience has involved working with businesses in the financial, professional and related services sector to help them develop their corporate social responsibility, diversity and talent pipeline initiatives. At the Foundation, Melissa's key focus is to shape the charity through awareness raising, leadership and strategic planning.
Maryam Khan, HR Graduate NatWest Group
Maryam is a current graduate on the HR Programme and she joined the Bank in 2020 after completing our internship (in the Early Careers team) She graduated from the University of Manchester in 2020 with a 1 class degree in Management Leadership and Leisure. On her third rotation, she’s based in Edinburgh and currently in the Reward and Employment team. Maryam is a woman and identifies as BAME.
Rumzah Abbasrizvi, Data Analyst, FDM Group
Rumzah is a Data Analyst FDM Group. She joined as a consultant straight out of university where she studied Maths. After her two year placement at Shell she started her role in the Diversity and Inclusion team with FDM Group Internally. Rumzah’s pronouns are She/her and identifies as Pakistani woma