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Malaika started out as a CSR representative and after noticing a lack of representation of BAME causes, and a lack of contributions to CSR events from ethnic minority colleagues, she set about finding ways to improve ED&I at the firm. Malaika started out leading projects with local charities in Manchester, supporting ethnic minority members of the community and raising awareness of diversity. Eventually, BLM set up an EDI group and Malaika was named an ambassador. Malaika created and now leads the Multicultural Network at BLM. In these roles Malaika has set up mentoring schemes, attended panel discussions for universities, worked on events and publications, reviewed office policies to ensure they reflect the objectives of the Network, including recommending the use of blind CVs to ensure people are assessed on their key skills and talents. Malaika also mentors law students for external organisations.