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Rachel is the founder and co-chair of Bird & Bird’s multicultural network, Embrace, through which she has carried out vital work to drive the charge for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Embrace was recognised by the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2019 as the Outstanding Multicultural Employee Network of the Year for its work in tackling barriers faced by minority communities within the workplace. Rachel is also a public speaker at local councils, universities, non-profit organisations and private company events where she has shared her journey to law and advocates for greater awareness of black history in Britain. She is also an active mentor and believes that visibility is key to achieving greater representation of black women in the law. Rachel has been recognised as the Under 35 Woman of the Year at the Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2018, and as the Future Leader Minority Lawyer at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Europe Awards 2019.

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