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Sigga is the BAME Executive Committee Sponsor for Santander UK, and Executive Sponsor of Santander’s BAME employee led network. Sigga has developed site champions across Santander UK’s locations to raise awareness of BAME challenges and opportunities – running mentoring programmes, events and initiatives to attract, promote and retain BAME talent. Sigga’s role on the global diversity and inclusion steering committee and Executive Committee sponsor for the bank’s UK BAME network sees her influence and challenge her peers and the wider leadership teams on raising awareness of BAME challenges. To identify challenges that Santander UK faces across BAME employees, Sigga led the bank to participate in the Race at Work survey in 2018 to identify specific opportunities for the Santander UK leadership team to improve BAME colleague experiences. Sigga has also put tracking progress of BAME talent in Santander UK at the forefront, including measuring ethnic minority statistics across all levels of the organisation and highlighting opportunities for action. During Black History Month in October 2017, Sigga hosted a speaker event with John Amaechi OBE at Santander UK’s Leicester head office to discuss the intersectionality of diversity.

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