Slaughter and May partners and staff named on diversity and inclusion role models list
Slaughter and May partners, Sarah Lee and Nilufer von Bismarck have been named for the fifth consecutive year on the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List. They are joined by International Relations Business Development Manager, Justina Omotayo who has been named as an Ethnic Minority Future Leader for the first time.
The EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List celebrates the achievements of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) business leaders who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place for ethnic minority employees. Future Leaders are defined as high performing, high potential individuals, who are doing outstanding work towards ethnic minority inclusion across their workplace.
All of the 2020 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. The EMpower Role Model lists are published annually, showcasing 100 Ethnic Minority Executives, 20 Advocates and 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders.
Uzma Hamid-Dizier, Head of Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility at Slaughter and May said: “We acknowledge that this recognition comes at an important time, with renewed and concerted attention on how to tackle BAME inequality in and out of the workplace. We acknowledge that we have much more to do in this area, but this does not detract from what Sarah, Nilufer and Justina have achieved over the past twelve months."
“I’d like to congratulate Justina as a new Future Leader; she has made a huge contribution to the firm, both professionally and through her involvement in several key firm initiatives including our Inclusion Allies programme to promote a culture of inclusivity and support."
“Sarah and Nilufer’s inclusion in the List for five years running is an acknowledgment of the impact they have had in promoting diversity and inclusion at the firm and across the City. They rightly serve as important role models as we continue to promote greater diversity and equality in the legal sector.”
Further details and the full lists can be viewed here.
About the EMpower lists:
All of the 2020 ethnic minority role models were nominated by peers and colleagues. Each person was scored on the influence of their role, their impact on ethnic minority inclusion inside and outside the workplace and their business achievements. More information is available to view online.