Irvinder is a positive, influential role model who plays a key role in Sainsbury’s diversity and inclusion programme, which has been in place since 2010 with the vision of being the most inclusive retailer where people love to work and shop. She co-chairs the Sainsbury’s Race Reference Group and mentors a number of BAME colleagues across the business, many of whom have gone on to champion and drive the inclusion agenda. Irvinder has led on multiple events for Sainsbury’s colleagues to drive inclusion, including its first BAME colleague development events which saw over 400 colleagues come together with the business’s most senior leaders. Sainsbury’s has since put a regular networking programme in place for BAME colleagues across the country. Irvinder has always had a strong sense of stewardship, and outside of Sainsbury’s has spent time volunteering in schools, mentoring BAME individuals and working with senior leadership teams, focussing on developing future leaders and driving inclusion at all levels.