Strong showing for Slaughter and May in BAME business leaders list

Slaughter and May partners, Sarah Lee and Nilufer von Bismarck have been named, for the third consecutive year, in the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List. The List, which 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, is published in the Financial Times today.

Alongside the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List, Head of International Relations, Ngozie Azu has been named, for the second year in a row, in the EMpower 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List, which recognises and celebrates up-and-coming BAME leaders who are making a significant contribution to ethnic minority inclusion within their organisations.

The EMpower Role Model lists are a powerful reflection and celebration of the achievements of the ethnic minority business community in UK, Ireland, Europe, United States and Canada. They are published annually, in partnership with the Financial Times, showcasing 100 Ethnic Minority Executives, 15 Advocates and 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders.

Suki Sandhu, Founder & CEO of EMpower said: “Our lists exist to drive the empowerment of ethnic minorities within business. Role modelling is fundamental to ensuring equality of opportunity and more inclusive workplace cultures. Those who have achieved personal success have a responsibility to inspire the next generation of ethnic minority leaders, and those featured in our lists are more than living up to it. Through these lists we hope to encourage individuals and businesses to stand up and work together to drive change in our society and workplaces – doing so will inspire the diverse leaders of tomorrow.”

Further details and the full list in the Financial Times can be viewed here.

About Empower:

Founded in 2017, EMpower exists to challenge the lack of ethnic diversity within business, particularly at executive levels. Working with member firms across a broad range of industries, EMpower helps identify and address challenges around the recruitment, retention and inclusion of ethnic minority talent. Through an annual series of programmes, events and bespoke advisory services, EMpower helps member firms build more inclusive cultures and develop diverse talent pipelines.