An active member of the Graduate community, Noemie launched an initiative building relationships between Graduates and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Focussed around the businesses’ priority focus areas, this includes HSBC’s Embrace (BAME) network, where we help to facilitate attraction and engagement within the group. Noemie arranged to write a collective blog which was showcased not only on HSBC’s Global Graduate Platform, but also on a much wider scale in the UK via the Embrace Network’s newsletter. This gave a voice to often underrepresented BAME colleagues and platform from which to share their aspirations. During her time on the Graduate Programme, she has been recognised at two consecutive Graduate Awards for ‘Champions Change and Embraces Diversity’ award. This was a peer-nominated award which also received recognition from ‘OUTstanding’ Award Winner and CEO of M&S Bank Sue Fox. She was the first Graduate of her cohort to be selected for a specific Diversity and Inclusion placement, and her final role on the Graduate Scheme gives her the opportunity to reflect in the wider business the work she has done with our Graduate population.