Val has been integral to welcoming BAME people at U.S. Bank. She has been an active participant with diversity-focused employee resource groups. Her team is part of U.S. Banks Technology and Operations Services business line, which is currently undergoing a significant effort to increase the hiring of minorities and women within its ranks. Val has been instrumental in driving strategic sourcing discussions and challenging the status quo to ensure BAME applicants are considered, interviewed, hired and have a positive experience. Vals team recently won an award for being the most diversity-engaged team at the company. Externally, she has been involved with several boards of organisations focused on getting women of colour into high potential careers, as well as mentoring programs through schools that focus on transition into the workforce.