Jagdeep Rai

Jagdeep set up and led the first Barclays regional diversity council in the South East focusing on 3 core areas of ethnicity, gender and LGBT. She is the co-exec sponsor of the Barclays Embrace Network in UK, and has driven and led on a wide variety of projects to further the ethnic minority agenda in Barclays. She mentors, sponsors and coaches a number of ethnic minority employees across the business, and externally, to support their development and career progression. Outside of Barclays, Jagdeep regularly delivers keynote speeches and interactive sessions at conferences, events, and in schools and universities that have a high ethnic minority concentration. In addition, she regularly supports local schools with high ethnic minority concentration with 6th form mock interviews. In 2017, among many accolades, Jagdeep was awarded Woman of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards. She has also been a finalist in the British Indian Awards and Barclays Global Diversity Awards.

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