Barnali is a committee member for the Equality Diversity and Inclusion ADVANCE network within Mott MacDonald and propagates diversity and inclusion within the company. She has also volunteered to be a mentor for the BITC race campaign cross-organisational mentoring circles programme. Barnali has been a STEM ambassador for many years and regularly speaks at local schools to champion diversity. She actively promotes engineering among women by being a part of the Alumni of Engineering Society Committee at Trinity College, Engineering Department at Cambridge. Additionally, she was also a founder member of Indian Cultural Society at Cambridge, has appeared in the BBC Channel 2 documentary “The Imagineers”, which highlights the work of engineers working on solutions for major global hazards, and regularly appears as a role model for the BAME community.