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Gayathri joined Slaughter and May in April 2021 and co-leads the firm’s race fairness working group, which has strategic oversight of the firm’s people strategy with regards to race and ethnicity. The working group’s key initiatives, include formally capturing and recognising individuals’ D&I contributions in performance reviews and a firm-wide D&I training programme to increase inclusion of underrepresented groups. Gayathri is also a member of the firm’s partner-led recruitment strategy committee that ensures there is a pipeline of trainees joining the firm from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities. Gayathri also mentors, coaches and sponsors junior female and ethnic minority lawyers.