Current Vice-Chair of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills external Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel, Charlotte Sweeney is also leading the City of London’s Diversity Programme “The Power of Diversity”.
Charlotte has specialised in large-scale change programmes with a focus on diversity, inclusion, engagement and wellbeing for over 15 years. She is seen as a thought leader in her field and works with companies and executives from the private and public sectors to drive leadership and cultural change.
Charlotte is also the founder of the ‘Creating Inclusive Cultures’ Programme which is a collaboration of companies to drive sustainable change on Inclusion in cities across the UK. It is heralded as ‘the first serious programme that gets companies to work together on D&I issues in the UK regions’. She conducted an independent review of the Voluntary Code for Executive Search firms in relation to getting more women onto boards for the UK Secretary of State Dr Vince Cable.
Over the years Charlotte has won many awards for her work in the Diversity and Inclusion field and was recognised by TIAW for advancing the economic empowerment of women. In October 2015, she was recognised by The Economist as being in the Top 50 Diversity Professionals in the world. In 2016 she was awarded the Commended Award as a Transformational Leader in the Northern Power Women Awards and listed in the Top 50 Power Women. She is also a regular expert contributor to the Press, Radio and TV including The Guardian, The Financial Times, Sky News, BBC Radio Five Live and ITV News.