Albertha Charles

As part of the Talent and Diversity Council at PwC, Albertha helps to define PwC’s overall UK D&I strategy. She launched a culture change programme to drive greater inclusion and promote BAME progression as a lever to deliver better business performance; took an active role in the launch and promotion of PwC’s Colour Brave campaign; sponsored PwC’s most extensive national BAME focus group campaign; and hosted workshops for senior figures across the industry to explore D&I strategies and BAME inclusion. Through this work, Albertha has increased D&I engagement levels. New resourcing processes have been implemented to achieve a fairer allocation of work, which is closely monitored. Albertha has challenged exclusion and marginalisation by introducing a range of networking opportunities, including partners and directors promoting lower profile talented employees, many of whom are BAME. Albertha also works to accelerate BAME progression externally. She recently spoke to an audience at Oxford University, giving an overview of her career as a BAME individual in the FS sector, focusing on empowerment, sponsorship and authenticity. Albertha is a judge for the Black British Business Awards, and presented at the 5th year anniversary ceremony. She participated in the Bloomberg Ethnicity panel and is a member of the Business in the Community Race Equality Board. She has explored the response to the Parker Review, and took part in a number of inclusion panels with professional services firms including Norton Rose and Clifford Chance panel, where she focussed on navigating a professional services firm as a BAME individual. Albertha has delivered many other high profile presentations on the D&I agenda, and is part of a newly-formed senior women executives network exploring ways to accelerate the progression of BAME women.

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