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As ERG lead for ethnic minorities at LinkedIn, Andrew has focused on encouraging and empowering other BAME employees to have the confidence to act as role models themselves. He has spearheaded numerous initiatives, including listening sessions with BAME employees to make LinkedIn more inclusive; a Black History Month programme, educating employees and the wider industry about the value of building a more racially inclusive workplace; and mentoring BAME employees. Externally, Andrew regularly undertakes speaking engagements, including being a panellist at INvolve’s ‘How do media portrayals of ethnic minorities impact on workplace dynamics?’, and at the Telegraph’s D&I Conference (Bridging the Diversity Gap). He has written articles on the importance of D&I, acknowledging bias and media representation. In addition, Andrew works with schools and young people to inspire the next generation of BAME leaders, participating in EMpower’s Emerging Leaders Programme, to teach high potential BAME students/young professionals the soft skills required for making the transition into senior roles. Andrew has received numerous awards and recognition from LinkedIn’s EMEA VP of Sales as well as LinkedIn’s CMO for delivering stellar results for LinkedIn’s EMEA business, and has been voted Top 5 Global People Manager twice.

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