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Dorothy Burwell

Dorothy champions diversity day-to-day as a member of the Finsbury Roots committee and by serving on the steering committee for WPP Roots, a group-wide team that supports initiatives implemented across WPP agencies in the UK. She has worked with Finsbury Roots since inception to develop D&I policies, particularly concerning maternity and paternity leave, flexible working, recruitment, and inclusion events and activities. Finsbury has also partnered with the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which encourages BAME graduates to pursue a career in communications, as part of its annual graduate recruitment process. The combination of initiatives has led to gradual improvements in diversity across various levels of the business. Dorothy is President and Chair of Trustees for the London Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, where she sets the strategy as the organization executes ground-level outreach programs to support underrepresented groups in obtaining exposure and access to various career paths.

Dorothy Burwell

Dorothy serves on Finsbury’s Global Diversity committee, which focuses on supporting initiatives around the business to foster a more balanced workplace across gender, racial and sexual orientation bounds. This includes initiatives such as delivering unconscious bias training to leadership, ensuring that recruitment practices encourage the interviewing and selection of individuals from varied backgrounds, as well as developing affinity networks within the company. Additionally, as part of this role, is involved with Finsbury’s ongoing support of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which seeks to address the need for greater diversity in the public relations industry. Dorothy also serves the wider WPP organisation as Finsbury’s executive sponsor on the WPP Roots Steering Committee, a committee which seeks to promote diversity and inclusion through the culture and work across agencies. Away from the office, Dorothy has helped to establish of the London (UK) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, an 73 year-old international charity and NGO which is committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of those of African descent. Dorothy has served as Vice President of the chapter and was recently elected President and Trustee. Dorothy has been listed in the Top 100 Women to Watch by Cranfield University, and co-leads the Investor Relations practice for the EMEA region as Finsbury seeks to expand its footprint.

Dorothy Burwell

Dorothy serves on Finsbury’s Global Diversity committee, which focuses on supporting initiatives around the business to foster a more balanced workplace across gender, racial and sexual orientation bounds. This includes initiatives such as delivering unconscious bias training to leadership, ensuring that recruitment practices encourage the interviewing and selection of individuals from varied backgrounds, as well as developing affinity networks within the company. Additionally, as part of this role, she is involved with Finsbury’s ongoing support of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which seeks to address the need for greater diversity in the public relations industry. Externally, Dorothy currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the UK registered charity Nations Ladies. Their mission is to help encourage and support the aspirations of ethnic minority youth offering them one-to-one mentoring, work experience opportunities and training in the soft skills that are needed to succeed beyond their school years. In the last year, Dorothy was listed in the Top 100 Women to Watch by Cranfield University, and has been asked to co-lead the Investor Relations practice for the EMEA region as Finsbury seek to expand their footprint.

Dorothy Burwell

Dorothy recently became Partner at Finsbury where she is also the Sector Head for the Natural Resources division and is also the internal Finsbury brand guardian.
She is currently a member of Finsbury’s global diversity committee. Since joining the committee, she has worked to help initiate programmes, such as unconscious bias training, to encourage a more inclusive work environment. Through Finsbury she also supports the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which provides training and internship opportunities for BAME graduates in public relations firms.
Dorothy is also involved with an informal group of women (Nations Ladies of London) who identify projects specifically in the BAME community to support. Projects/organisations identified to support during 2016 include Arrival Education, a youth education organisation that nurtures the potential of kids from some of the most challenging communities in London, and Girls Network where they have committed to mentoring school-aged girls.