Elsie Akinsanya

Elsie is the co-Chair of Citibank London Roots Diversity Network where it is her role to lead the multicultural network, focusing on encouraging inclusion in the workplace. In addition to celebrating diverse cultural events such as Chinese New Year, Black History Month and Diwali, the network also focuses on engaging employees to provide black and ethnic minority students with work-based skills through bi-annual Business Skills Workshops. Externally, Elsie is actively involved in coaching and mentoring black and ethnic minority women who are transitioning into leadership roles for the first time, or changing organisations. She recently set up an informal mentoring programme for young black women aged between 20-30 called ‘Each one, Reach one’. The purpose of the programme is to support the target group in navigating the world of work/enterprise through sharing experiences and the often ‘unwritten’ workplace codes.