Slaughter and May Lawyers named on EMpower Role Models lists

Partner Gayathri Kamalanathan was named an Empower 100 Executives Role Model, while associate Lorna Nsoatabe was named an EMpower 100 Future Leaders Role Model.

Slaughter and May lawyers have been included on two of EMpower’s annual Role Models lists, for the seventh consecutive year. The EMpower Role Model lists are published annually by INvolve, showcasing 100 Ethnic Minority Executives, 50 Advocates and 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders.

Partner, Gayathri Kamalanathan was included for the first time on EMpower’s 100 Executives Role Model’s list. All of the 2022 ethnic minority role models were nominated by peers and colleagues and were scored on the influence of their role, their impact on ethnic minority inclusion inside and outside the workplace and their business achievements.

Associate, Lorna Nsoatabe was also included on the lists for the first time, and was named an Empower 100 Future Leaders Role Model.

Future Leaders are defined as high performing, high potential individuals, who are doing outstanding work towards ethnic minority inclusion across their workplace. The Empower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives celebrates the achievements of ethnic minority business leaders who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place for ethnic minority employees.

Uzma Hamid-Dizier, Head of Responsible Business and Inclusion at Slaughter and May said: “Seeing two new representatives from Slaughter and May on the EMpower lists is indicative of the work that we are doing as a firm to improve diversity and inclusion at the firm and throughout the legal sector as a whole. Gayathri and Lorna have played a key role in leading this change throughout the past year and I am delighted that their efforts have been recognised.”

Founder & CEO of INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, says, “I’m so thrilled to be celebrating this global group of trailblazing Executives, Future Leaders and Advocates for people of colour in business. All the individuals within these lists are championing inclusion and, most importantly, leveraging their expertise and knowledge to drive inclusion initiatives and strategic change within their organizations. It’s vital that people of colour within our global businesses can succeed and achieve authentically, and these Role Models are essentials drivers of change and are smashing barriers to progress to create organizations where people of colour can thrive.”

Further details and the full list can be viewed here.