Sabrina passionately spearheads opportunities and initiatives that open doors to a new generation of BAME professionals. At Zeno Group, she was the first Black female executive in the agency’s New York office co-leading the Consumer Marketing practice under the New York MD and became a mentor to junior BAME employees. She lobbied for and founded the first ever D&I council, presenting the case for its establishment, writing the mission statement, the council’s responsibilities, convening members across the US network and was the chairperson – overseeing ideation and execution of the council’s activities. Sabrina organized workshops for staff with D&I experts to build awareness of governmental policies and societal movements that are impacting staff and the public the group are in service to. Externally, Sabrina is an Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College teaching Advanced Communications and Strategic Planning to students. Sabrina was handpicked by Fordham University to facilitate its Leadership Communications Lab, creating rigorous exam settings to prepare business graduate students for the workforce; in addition to giving talks with BAME students at the University of East London. She is also a member of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, mentoring young BAME professionals on their career trajectories, and is a contributor to HuffPo, Forbes, CultureBanx and PR Week, providing insights on important issues affecting people of colour today.
Raoul is committed to building a business where differences are celebrated and shared. His diverse team provides a wealth of opportunities for all to learn and expand their frames of reference via colleagues and peers. Unique to Exposure is the diversity of its network and the wide range of partner organisations it has worked with. A key ingredient to fostering an inclusive approach has been the actual workplace environment, which has helped facilitate a deep-rooted community feel within the agency. It was once described as “better than being at home.” Externally, Raoul uses his influence to drive diversity and inclusion in the community, and across his industry. In 2008 he took a position under Lord Kinnock as a Trustee of the British Council. Following a successful three year appointment, he remained in the post for an additional three years. He has been committed to supporting youth charities in London, has been recognised on various lists celebrating diverse leaders and is due to publish his first book this year entitled ‘Do Not Disturb.’