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As leader of the Deloitte technology consulting practice, Stephen has promoted and created a respectful and inclusive culture which allows everyone to flourish. Over the last 18 months, he has sponsored and championed a Respect and Inclusion programme within technology consulting, aligned to Deloitte’s firm-wide respect and inclusion agenda. Related initiatives have included Stephen setting performance goals and gender diversity targets for his leadership team, and ensuring all leadership team members also mentor women in their teams, particularly at the manager and senior manager grades where there is most leakage of female talent. He has created improved gender balance for visible leadership roles across the technology practice and challenged the recruitment team to make sure there are a diverse range of candidates applying for the roles and under his leadership. Stephen also sponsored personal brand training for Deloitte Women in Technology members as well as a number of female Women in Technology conferences. Externally, Stephen was delighted to be able to speak and present at the WeAreTechWomen awards earlier this year. He raises the topic of respect and inclusion with his clients and has championed the firm’s respect and inclusion framework for use on projects. Stephen has also championed and sponsored a number of the external initiatives that have been led by the Women in Technology network including the CoderDojo girls-only dojos which are helping to drive awareness and hope to increase the number of girls considering technology as a career in the future.

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