Slaughter and May lawyers named in global 2023 Empower Role Model Lists

Slaughter and May is pleased to announce that five of its lawyers feature on this year’s Empower Role Model Lists. Published annually by INvolve the lists showcase executives, advocates and future leaders who are increasing representation and driving workplace inclusion. 

Partners Samay Shah and Gayathri Kamalanathan feature on the Empower 100 Executives Role Model List, which recognises individuals who are leading by example and removing barriers on the pathway to success for ethnically diverse employees.

For creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment for ethnically diverse employees Partner Andrew Jolly is named on the Empower 50 Advocates Role Model List, while Partner Lorna Nsoatabe and Associate Elizabeth Oladunni feature on the Empower 100 Future Leaders Role Model List for making a significant contribution to ethnic diverse inclusion at work.

Diversity and inclusion is a priority for Slaughter and May. As well as setting ethnicity and gender-based targets the firm is a founding member of Legal CORE, which aims to tackle the underrepresentation of ethnic minority groups in the sector; a signatory of the Race Fairness Commitment to ensure a fair and inclusive work environment; and partners with a number of organisations, such as the Black Excellence Network to attract diverse talent.

Managing Partner, Slaughter and May, Deborah Finkler comments: “As a firm we are committed to diversity and inclusion and creating an environment where everyone can feel valued, included and able to be themselves. I am proud to see these five individuals recognised for the work that they do which is vital to improving representation at the firm and across the sector in general.” 

Founder and CEO, INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, says: “All the individuals within these lists are championing inclusion and leveraging their expertise and knowledge to drive impactful initiatives and strategic change within their organisations. It’s vital that people of colour across global organisations can succeed and achieve career success, and these Role Models are essential drivers of change who are smashing barriers to progress. We could not effect change without them leading the way.”

Further details along with the full list can be viewed here.