Khalia D. Newell

Khalia currently sits on the Senior Leadership team of the Barclays Black Professionals Forum. In this role she is responsible for the promotion, retention and development of BAME talent across the Barclays Group including, most recently, devising a Director Leadership programme for diverse senior leaders. Outside of work, Khalia joined the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for STEM to create Government Policy to encourage those from BAME or non-traditional backgrounds into STEM careers. Khalia has mentored over 100 students outside Barclays at mid and lower tier Universities to facilitate entrance into the private sector. She has also worked alongside Business in the Community (BITC) to run a national campaign called ‘There is Hope’ to encourage MPs to draft new policies to guarantee employment to recent graduates. In addition, Khalia has consulted on how to increase the representation of non-Russell Group Universities within the finance and professional services industries. Khalia regularly participates in panel discussions and leads workshops on the topic of accessibility and the promotion and retention of diverse employees. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including: Black British Business Awards, Rising Star (2016); We are the City, Rising Star (2017); and the Vodafone World of Difference Award.

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