Rachel is the Founder and Chair of Embrace, Bird & Bird’s inaugural intersectional BAME network. The network achieved many successes in a very short period of time through social media campaigns, community outreach and a series of internal events to engage with key stakeholders and improve representation, retention and attitudes to intersectional diversity within the legal profession. These successes were recognised when Embrace won the Outstanding Multicultural Employee Network award at the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2019. Embrace has maintained a strong focus on community engagement and dedicates hundreds of hours to uplifting youth in BAME communities, particularly BAME women and girls who often have the fewest doors of access and opportunity open to them. Alongside her work with Embrace, Rachel is an active mentor through formal and informal channels to high school and university students, trainees, and other women who aspire to become lawyers in the City.