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Of her 20 years in the financial services industry, Oliemata has spent 17 being a member or lead of an inclusion employee relationship forum. She has undertaken the Co-Chair and Chair roles of the Ethnic Minority forum and African Forum in the last few years. She currently sponsors the ethnic minority “Embrace Network” and has worked alongside colleagues to drive a strong agenda around “Attract, Grow and Engage” of all colleagues. In this role she has promoted how HSBC talk about race in the workplace, panels and listening events, and career enhancing workshops. She also does reverse mentoring and coaching with colleagues to achieve their career aspirations. Additionally, she leads and runs regular exchanges between colleagues to promote talking about race in the workplace and to help unblock any challenges for colleagues and business leads. Externally, Oliemata has volunteered as part of a mentoring programme that coaches and supports undergraduates from ethnic minority backgrounds. She also coaches and supports women of afro-Caribbean backgrounds who are in middle management and have high potential to reach directorship levels.

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