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In her previous role as Managing Partner for Talent, Emma’s activities internally focused 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. Emma led the design and implementation of Deloitte’s approach to agile working, including the award-winning Time Out programme and the firm’s gender balance action plan. She also launched the industry-leading ‘Return To Work’ internship programme which to date has enabled almost 50 women to re-enter the workplace after a career break. Emma established Deloitte’s approach to Respect & Inclusion, including devising and commissioning the multi-award winning film Ask Yourself… She also created the Respect & Inclusion Advisor role, a group of 39 senior leaders from across the firm who provide all employees with a safe space to confidentially raise concerns and call out inappropriate behaviour. Emma 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 sits on the Business in the Community Gender Equality Leadership Committee, and has been recognised as Ambassador of the Year at the Women in Finance Awards 2018. Since judging, Emma has become Deloitte’s Global Special Advisor on Inclusion.

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