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Payal sits on the Accenture UKI Board with singular accountability for Inclusion & Diversity, and leads the Talent & Organisation UKI practice. She is an active sponsor of the South Asian Network, and a mentor to the African-Caribbean Network Leadership team. She is an Executive Sponsor for Accenture’s African-Caribbean ‘Accelerate’, which sees ethnic minority employees attend a range of learning, community and networking events annually. She mentors ethnic minority CEOs as part of the Accenture Diverse Supplier Development Program, and sponsored an initiative where Accenture hosted 60 undergraduates for a two-day mentoring programme with The PowerList Foundation. Externally, Payal is a Trustee on the Board of East London Business Alliance, and she is part of the Business in The Community Gender Equality Leadership Team, with a focus on ethnic minority women. She has personally founded a scholarship program in Mumbai for under-privileged girls, and is co-founding a ‘not for profit’ to help youth from disadvantaged backgrounds build life and leadership skills. Payal also speaks regularly at external forums and in the media, and has been recognised as a ‘Top 10 Global Diversity Champion’ by Global Diversity List, as well as in other prominent ethnic minority and gender rankings.

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