The British Diversity Awards promote equality, diversity, and inclusion by rewarding individuals and organizations who have worked hard to make their workplaces a place where everyone can thrive, regardless of their gender, race or background.
This year, our EMPOWERED group has won the Outstanding Ethnic Diversity Network of the Year award for its excellent commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
EMPOWERED supports racial and ethnic inclusion and diversity. The group helps create an Oliver Wyman where the employees reflect the diversity on the outside of our offices, and where racial and ethnic diversity is valued, embraced, capitalized on, and championed as a differentiating aspect of how we work.
Oliver Wyman was also shortlisted as finalists in three other categories:
1. Lockton — Inspirational Role Model of the Year
Finalist: Roianne Nedd
Roianne is our global director of Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging. She leads our work to embed inclusion, diversity and belonging into the firm’s strategy, and advises clients on how to build more equitable workplaces. Roianne is also the author of the Trusted Black girl series of Books and founder of the Trusted Black Girl network which all focus on the workplace and societal experiences of Black women and girls.
2. Outstanding LGBTQI+ Network of the Year
PROWD are our group for attracting, retaining and developing Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, and Allies at Oliver Wyman. They champion, and lead initiatives to create an open and inclusive culture where all colleagues, including LGBTQ + colleagues feel safe bringing their full selves to work. They also engage with external LGBTQ+ recruits, clients, and community organizations.
3. Social Mobility Initiative of the Year
Finalist: Pathways to Consulting, Sutton Trust
Pathways To Consulting brought together Oliver Wyman, McKinsey, Bain, and BCG in a new programme for high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme is facilitated by the Sutton Trust and gives young people access to tools and resources including employability skills sessions and an online industry insight week delivered by one of the partner firms. It supports the four enablers of social mobility identified by the Mayor’s Fund for London and Oliver Wyman: ability, aspiration, awareness, and access.