Miranda works with the CEO, board and other senior management to increase the number of diverse employees, especially from ethnic minority backgrounds. These relationships saw the launch of a diversity week and mentoring programmes. She also launched the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation to help drive race diversity change in the workplace. Within the first year, Miranda and her Foundation’s ethnic minority diversity work won a Point of Light award from the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as personal praise by HRH Prince of Wales, UK mayors and global leaders. Due to the lack of progress around race diversity, the Foundation was initially launched late 2015 to help ethnic minority future leaders through scholarships, mentoring, work experience and her UK history making diversity lectures. Miranda is an ambassador and adviser to a wide variety of groups aiming to increase ethnic minority representation, and she has often spoken in the media around race equality and representation, including platforms such as BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain and Sky News. Miranda has been awarded a Global Goodwill Ambassador title, and an honorary doctorate at the University of Brighton, for her international diversity work.
Miranda has launched a Foundation to help increase race diversity within the UK workforce, which is specifically aimed at the next generation of leaders. She recently made UK history by launching the UK’s first diversity lecture aimed at BAME schoolchildren which won an award from the UK Prime Minister and received personal praise from HRH Prince Charles. She has been named as the go-to person for race diversity in the City by recent press and has also been involved with several BAME initiatives including advisor for a race equality commission report for a main political party. Miranda has also been involved in a range of activities to champion BAME equality, including, scholarships, diversity lectures, career workshops, media interviews and expert opinion (print, TV and radio) mentoring, offering funding, work experience and is a public speaker bringing the topic of race diversity to industry conferences for the first time. Additionally, she is a Lambeth Equality Commissioner helping to increase Race equality by launching a scholarship specifically for the borough. Miranda has also launched a scholarship for the Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre to help Race & LGBT diversity within the UK workforce.
Miranda is the most senior black person at Daiwa and is responsible for managing the companys legal risk across EMEA for their derivatives, regulatory and securities financing business.
Miranda was Chair of the Black Networking Group at JPMorgan Chase Bank, and launched a Mentoring and Professional Development programme to help with the progression of the black employees. Further to this, Miranda was the brainchild behind the new initiative called Black Cultural Archives in the City, launched the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation, teamed up with The Princes Trust to help increase race diversity by offering one of her race diversity leadership scholarships to a BAME person from an disadvantaged background who has completed the Trust programme.
She is Co-Founder of Color In Tech, an organization to help increase race diversity in Technology, and is the only black person who sits on the City Women Networks Committee Board among senior businesswomen in the UK to help increase not only gender but race diversity within the Corporate space.