Nazreen Visram

As co-chair of the multicultural Embrace Network, Nazreen has supported the establishment of both the Asian and Black Professionals’ forums, and led on key events such as World Cultural Day. The network supports employees by running events, training programmes, showcasing role models, collaborating with other networks to demonstrate the importance of intersectionality and celebrating cultural diversity, therefore contributing to a more inclusive workplace. She participated in the Embracing Us campaign, and took part in the Black History Month video, which was showcased globally. She launched the South Asian Proposition, providing cultural awareness training to colleagues and launching a widely attended Diwali Dinner. As well as being a HeforShe champion, Nazreen mentors junior ethnic minority colleagues and regularly runs employability skills workshops at local schools. Externally, Nazreen is a Board Member for the Ismaili Muslim Council UK, has  started a work experience programme for ethnic minority students, and was a finalist for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2017.

Jagdeep Rai

Jagdeep set up and led the first Barclays regional diversity council in the South East focusing on 3 core areas of ethnicity, gender and LGBT. She is the co-exec sponsor of the Barclays Embrace Network in UK, and has driven and led on a wide variety of projects to further the ethnic minority agenda in Barclays. She mentors, sponsors and coaches a number of ethnic minority employees across the business, and externally, to support their development and career progression. Outside of Barclays, Jagdeep regularly delivers keynote speeches and interactive sessions at conferences, events, and in schools and universities that have a high ethnic minority concentration. In addition, she regularly supports local schools with high ethnic minority concentration with 6th form mock interviews. In 2017, among many accolades, Jagdeep was awarded Woman of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards. She has also been a finalist in the British Indian Awards and Barclays Global Diversity Awards.