Rachel is Shoosmiths’ Head of Diversity & Inclusion. She is responsible for the firm’s strategic efforts in this space, and implementing relevant programmes, policies, and partnerships. 

Her remit includes;

  • Working with colleagues in HR and corporate responsibility to ensure Shoosmiths attracts and welcomes talent from a wide variety of backgrounds, and contributes to greater levels of social mobility in the UK
  • Building organisational infrastructure which supports and nurtures employees, such as the firm’s inclusion networks (e.g. LeanIn, LGBT+, BAME)
  • Facilitating mental health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Contributing to policy development which promotes inclusive ways of working
  • Liaising with a variety of external organisations, benchmarking bodies, and accreditors, to assess the firm’s progress
  • Connecting with the firm’s clients and local communities to further mutual diversity and inclusion ambitions.

Prior to joining Shoosmiths, Rachel held a number of roles across professional services and charity sectors, always with the goal of promoting a more responsible way of doing business, and championing positive workplace culture.

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