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Rupal is a strategic advisor at Oliver Wyman on Inclusion – with a specialism in race and ethnicity and gender. In particular she has worked to expand the focus on gender to race and ethnicity, moving away from a “them and us” mentality, key for real behaviour change. She co-designed, organised and led the first ever BAME International Women’s Day Speakers’ showcase at the House of Commons for IWD 2019 giving a voice to transgender, BAME and other often ‘unheard’ women. As part of Lord Gadhia’s multi-cultural race awareness House of Lords Forum, Rupal has expanded and helped structure the 60+ BAME network leads community, chairing the advocacy group and uniting efforts to speak with one, more powerful voice to Government, for example representing grassroots feedback to the Government’s Race charter consultation. She is also spearheading a board-level roundtable for executive sponsors of ethnicity to share learning and co-create, to support change from the top. Rupal co-founded and designed an innovative cross-company movement, Mission INCLUDE, with specialists Moving Ahead, launching with three FTSE 250 CEOs and 13 companies (including the British Army, AIG, RBS) coming together at C-suite level to foster inclusion across all diversity strands. Internally at Oliver Wyman, Rupal has engaged fellow senior leaders by recognising diversity as a competitive imperative and advantage, calling for more diverse racial pitch teams and visuals amongst other things. Rupal provides strategic sparring to the Race and Ethnicity network, and raises awareness through race discussions and BAME reverse mentoring to provide a safe space for ‘uncomfortable conversations’. She also acts as a mentor and a sponsor for various mentorship schemes. Rupal works with various charities to support BAME women and has spoken at numerous ethnicity inclusion events and in the media to promote D&I.

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