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Raph Mokades

At Rare, Raph is at the forefront of diversity recruitment, deliberately recruiting his own team from a diverse pool. He goes beyond basic attraction and development, working closely with firms to review and improve their onboarding practices and their approach to assessment and retention. He hires the same calibre of graduate that he places with clients, aggressively seeking people out at the start of their careers and developing them on an ongoing basis. The culture at Rare is built around creating as inclusive an environment as possible, through team building activities, which are respectful of a wide variety of cultural and personal preferences such as non-drinking, daytime activities. Raph is also actively involved in increasing access to the best education to ethnic minority students. Target Oxbridge is Rare’s project to develop more competitive and successful applicants of Black heritage to Oxbridge than ever before, with the end goal of increasing their presence in the business world. Every year for the past decade, Rare has identified the UK’s best Black students, Rare Rising Stars, and honoured them at a high-profile awards reception at the Houses of Parliament. Among many awards for Rare as a whole, Raph also received the Legal Week Outstanding Innovator Award in 2017.

Rocki Howard

Rocki’s passion is to create a work place where people can focus on having impact while leveraging their unique strengths and experiences. She has created a culture of acceptance and inclusion that facilitates the hiring of diverse team members, including the creation of hiring process that is focused on talent and potential. This process has resulted in unprecedented workplace diversity. Rocki mentors three female ethnic minority team members and, after joining the global diversity team, has conducted and presented research into suggestions on improving the impact of the organization’s diversity program. Rocki is a sponsor for Girls Rock and JASMYN, both of which support teens in the LGBT+ community through counselling and activities to build self-esteem. Rocki is growing a digital community to empower and support ethnic minority women over 40 and has received several accolades for her work in diversity.

Raj Tulsiani

Raj’s aim within Green Park is to better the wider community through diversity and inclusion initiatives which remove the barriers stopping organisations from realising the benefits of a diverse workforce. He has recently placed the UK public sector’s most diverse board in history and, through high-profile assignments, bettered the D&I processes and hiring strategies of some of the UK’s leading organisations. In 2016, he launched the social enterprise DRIVE which aims to affect an extra 150,000 diverse hiring choices over the next five years. He also publishes diversity reports to provide statistically valid data into the ethno cultural and gender composition of top leadership positions. He also launched The Colour of Power alongside Operation Black Vote: The UK’s first visual depiction of the UK’s most powerful figures across the public, private and third sectors, showing a shocking lack of diversity and sparking national media debate. Externally, Raj is now acting as special advisor to the PM’s Social Mobility Implementation Office and has contributed to many government-backed landmark diversity reviews, including The Parker Review. Green Park has won and been nominated for a number of awards, and Raj’s personal accolades include the Global Equality and Diversity Lord Noon Award.

Raphael Mokades

At Rare, Raphael goes beyond basic attraction and development, working closely with firms to review and improve their onboarding practices and their approach to assessment and retention. He hires the same calibre of graduate that he places with clients, aggressively seeking people out at the start of their careers and developing them on an ongoing basis. The culture at Rare is built around creating as inclusive an environment as possible, through team building activities, which are respectful of a wide variety of cultural and personal preferences such as non-drinking, daytime activities. Raphael is also actively involved in increasing access to the best education to ethnic minority students. Target Oxbridge is Rare’s project to develop more competitive and successful applicants of black heritage to Oxbridge than ever before, with the end goal of increasing their presence in the business world. Every year for the past decade, Rare has identified the UK’s best black students, Rare Rising Stars, and honoured them at a high-profile awards reception at the Houses of Parliament. Among many awards for Rare as a whole, Raphael also received the Legal Week Outstanding Innovator Award in 2017.

Rocki Howard

Rocki’s passion is to create a work place where people can focus on having impact while leveraging their unique strengths and experiences. She has created an interview process that focuses on an individual’s potential, values and culture alignment. This process has resulted in unprecedented workplace diversity. Rocki conducts quarterly culture roundtables that provide colleagues a safe place to discuss company culture, respect, workplace challenges focusing on engagement. She has implemented an Employment Engagement committee that facilitates activities such as a Women’s Empowerment March and Cultural Luncheons. Externally, Rocki has been involved in several university Career Services Advisory boards. This allowed her to help identify, coach, mentor and hire minority students. She is a supporter and patron of GirlsRock Jacksonville, cultivating self-empowerment and positive identity development in girls, trans and gender non-conforming youth through music experimentation. She recently spoke with the City of Jacksonville on what it means to be a minority living, working and recruiting other minorities in the city. Rocki is growing a digital community to empower and support women over 40 and was recognized as Resource Solutions first Global Manager of the Year, during her first year with the organization.