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Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our business strategy. Our Baringa Diversity and Inclusion programme aims to:

  • Challenge our strategy, recruitment, policies and processes to support diverse and inclusive practices
  • Be the link across our D&I networks: Gender Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Interfaith, Embrace (LGBTQ+), Industry to Consulting and Neurodiversity
  • Drive the ‘work-life balance’ agenda to ensure we support our people through all stage of their lives – as parents or caregivers, through changing life circumstances and in breaking down stigmas towards gender, sexual orientation, race, mental health, religion and other stereotypes

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Meet members of the team

Jamie Lewis

Jamie Lewis

Senior Consultant | Embrace Network Lead | London

"Embrace helps to promote Baringa as a place where our LGBT+ employees can be themselves, free from discrimination, whomever they may be.​ Since 2015, the network has provided support to our LGBT+ employees and allies. Embrace also operates in an advisory capacity to all other teams within Baringa, ensuring that our firm’s policies and processes are in line with the interests and aspirations of our LGBT+ employees. The best part is bringing everyone together at least once a year for Pride or another LGBT+ event (rainbow kit is definitely mandatory!)"

Adedotun Adesina

Adedotun Adesina

Senior Consultant | Ethnic Diversity Network Lead | London

"The Ethnic Diversity Network (EDN) is committed to advising the business when assessing the racial climate in our workplace, promoting inclusivity and celebrating our cultural diversity. We aim to build a business that attracts diverse talent, provides a consistent work experience and equitable opportunities for career progression. Our belief is that Diversity truly leads to a richer company culture, innovation and industry leading performance."

Chloe Speller

Chloe Speller

Manager | Gender Diversity Network Lead | London

"The Gender Diversity Network was established on International Women's Day 2018. The network has already influenced, disrupted our thoughts and actions, rotated our vision to a holistic, diverse and inclusive future, and started an important conversation of equality. We are really excited about where we will be guided to next on our journey – we hope you join us."

Yusuf Ahmet

Yusuf Ahmet

Senior Manager | Interfaith Working Group Lead | London

"My motivation for instigating this initiative was to ensure that our people of faith feel as though they can bring their full selves to work and are included within the firm. In addition, I feel that this working group will help deepen our client relationships, as empathising and relating to others is fundamental to our business and the hallmark of what it means to be a good consultant."

Erika Melen

Erika Melen

Senior Manager | Industry to Consulting Lead | London

"At Baringa, part of our USP is ensuring we employ a combination of people from both consulting and industry backgrounds. The Industry to Consulting community held its first meeting in January 2018 and now has over 130 members across the company. Our aim is to ensure that people joining from industry feel included and valued, gain core consulting skills as quickly as possible and are fully able to leverage & share their strengths with the wider organisation."

Dan Lane

Dan Lane

Manager | Neurodiversity Network Lead | London

“I’m excited about initiating the Baringa Neurodiversity Network in 2020, motivated by my own experience living and working with ADHD. It is estimated that around 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, meaning that the brain functions, learns and processes information differently to societal expectations. Neurodiversity includes Autism Spectrum Conditions, Attention Deficit Disorders, Dyslexia, and other neuro-developmental differences. Our vision is to help neurodivergent colleagues to bring their whole authentic self to work, and begin to harness untapped potential in individuals and teams.”

Baringa Diversity and Inclusion networks and our partners

Gender diversity network and Opportunity Now

We are committed to accelerating change for women in the workplace because it benefits our business and society. Opportunity Now works with us to offer tailored and pragmatic advice to maximise women’s potential.

Ethnic diversity network and Race for Opportunity

We are dedicated to hiring, promoting and retaining talented people from all ethnic backgrounds. We have partnered with the Race for Opportunity campaign as part of our commitment to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities.

Interfaith working group

Faith is particularly important to the lives of millions of people. Understanding and appreciating the importance of faith is vital to ensuring we are truly inclusive. We ensure we have a faith-friendly workplace through educating our business on the diversity and richness of faith communities, providing a safe place for discussion of faith related questions and providing core facilities for people to practice their faith.