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Bijal launched the EY Hindu Network when she joined the firm, and it is now one of EY’s most active networks, consisting of a thousand internal members. The network hosts 6 large events a year tackling controversial topics such as the role of women, faith and gender stereotypes, to create a space where ethnic minorities can share their experiences. Bijal is also a Diversity and Inclusion ambassador for the firm and is involved in cross-network initiatives with a specific focus on supporting ethnic minority employees.  As a result of her work on establishing Diwali celebrations across EY , Bijal was invited to the annual Diwali celebration at Downing Street. Bijal’s work has been recognised by EY with a ‘Better Begins with You’ award and an ‘Inspiring Role Model’ award, and she has represented EY on several panels and awards. Externally, Bijal was selected as a founding member of the Professionals Network established at the Houses of Parliament under Lord Gadhia. She was recognised by ‘We Are The City’ as a Rising Star in Consulting in 2017 and she featured in the Consultancy UK Top 10 ‘Inspiring Women in Consulting’ list. Bijal is the Director and founder of Veda London, set up to share practical mindfulness and meditation in the workplace. She leads a team of 100 plus volunteers to serve 12 charitable and community projects across the UK and India. Additionally, Bijal is an ambassador and educator for Binti International, a charity working around the world to normalise healthy menstruation in challenging communities. Bijal features on BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought and is a mentor for the The Girls Network, which seeks to empower girls from some of the least advantaged communities.

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