Emma’s activities internally focus on changing the culture of the workplace, the gender pay gap, increasing the number of female partners and creating an inclusive atmosphere for all. Since being appointed to the UK Executive Committee, she has driven significant change within the firm on gender parity. During her tenure, senior female appointments, promotions and retention rates have all increased, and the most recent engagement survey showed women as 2% more engaged than their male counterparts. She also launched the industry-leading ‘Return To Work’ internship programme which to date has enabled 37 women to re-enter the workplace after a career break. Emma is a vocal advocate of gender pay gap reporting; she led Deloitte’s approach to voluntarily reporting its gender pay gap in 2015, and championed the firm’s involvement in the GEO ‘Trailblazing Transparency’ report in 2016. She also acts as a formal and informal mentor and sponsor to many women, both within and outside the firm. Externally, Emma is a regular speaker at events around gender diversity, the gender pay gap, and social mobility. She is a member of the Patron Group for Access Accountancy and also sits on the Business in the Community Gender Equality Leadership committee.

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