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Empower 100 Executives Role Model List

Celebrating Global Role Models in business who are driving inclusion for people of colour in business

We are so proud to see Dorothy Burwell, Partner at FGS Global featured in Involve People’s 2024 Empower Role Model Lists supported by YouTube. These global lists celebrate Role Models in business who are driving inclusion for people of colour across business. Dorothy has been involved with promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at FGS Global, since 2014. As an executive sponsor and head of the UK ERG, Embrace, Dorothy leads initiatives promoting race fluency, ethnicity pay gap reporting transparency, and cultural events supporting Black businesses and art. She spearheads sponsorship and pro bono work for ethnically diverse charities, securing over $275k in support. Dorothy's efforts extend to revamping graduate recruitment to reach diverse talent pools, achieving a 50% intake from non-selective state schools and 40% from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Committed to talent retention, she ensures high rates among recent recruits. Beyond FGS, Dorothy's engagements include participating in panels at HSBC and the Executive Leadership Council, co-chairing the Global Black Women's Summit, and advocating for Black women's social, political, and financial empowerment alongside prominent leaders.

Founder & CEO of INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, says, “I’m so thrilled to be celebrating this global group of trailblazing Executives, Future Leaders and Advocates for people of color in business. All the individuals within these lists are championing inclusion and leveraging their expertise and knowledge to drive impactful initiatives and strategic change within their organizations. It’s vital that people of color across global organizations can succeed and achieve career success, and these Role Models are essential drivers of change who are smashing barriers to progress. We could not effect change without them leading the way.”

You can view the full lists here.

To find out more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at FGS Global click here.