Vanessa has spent over a decade working with FTSE 100 businesses creating and delivering programmes that give BAME young people aged 16-18 access to careers in the financial services. She has achieved this through through setting up award winning mentoring, internship and work experience programmes for RBS Legal, UBS, Reed Smith and many more businesses. The programmes and workshops she has delivered have impacted thousands of BAME young people in London and many of the young people who have participated in these programmes now work in the City for the financial services. Vanessa also advised the former UK Prime Minister David Cameron on his youth engagement strategy in particular for BAME young people in London and how to ensure that they get access into the workplace as when she was invited to consult; youth unemployment in the UK was at nearly a million. She is also a regular visiting lecturer and speaker on Diversity and Social Mobility for City University London, Kent Business School, Brunel University and Kings College London to educate academics and students on how FTSE 100 businesses can improve diversity and the visibility and experience of BAME People.