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Recruiters list on 100 EMpower Ethnic Minority Leaders list 2018

Raph Mokades, founder and managing director of Rare; Raj Tulsiani, chief executive and co-founder of Green Park; Paris Petgrave, chief executive of We Love Work; and Rocki Howard, client services director at Resource Solutions, have been ranked in the top 100 EMpower Ethnic Minority Leaders list 2018. The list celebrates the work of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) business leaders, and future leaders, in the UK, Ireland, US and Canada.

Mokades said, “It’s great to be recognised for our efforts in driving more diverse representation among top firms. The business case for diversity has been made numerous times and its merits are undisputed. Our message is clear: your ethnicity or background should never be a barrier to your professional success.”

Managing director for EMEA & Americas of Resource Solutions, Janine Chidlow, commented, "At Resource Solutions, creating an environment where we can celebrate our differences is at our very core. Ensuring our people are empowered to share their ideas and perspectives is integral to us achieving this as an organisation. Rocki’s enthusiasm for inclusivity shines through our American operations and influences our senior leaders globally. We are extremely proud of Rocki for being recognised for her commitment to building a workplace where inclusion isn’t an initiative, but an expectation from our people and our partnerships.”

The EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists are a powerful reflection and celebration of the incredible achievements of the ethnic minority business community. They are published annually, in partnership with the Financial Times, to showcase ethnic minority talent. The 100 Ethnic Minority Executives category recognises 100 senior role models who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place for ethnic minority employees.

All of the 2018 leading ethnic minority role models were nominated by peers and colleagues, and then reviewed by EMpower’s judging panel. Each person was scored on the seniority and influence of their role, their impact on ethnic minority inclusion inside and outside the workplace and their business achievements.

Suki Sandhu, CEO and founder of EMpower, commented, “Our lists exist to drive the empowerment of ethnic minorities within business. Role modelling is fundamental to ensuring equality of opportunity and more inclusive workplace cultures. Those who have achieved personal success have a responsibility to inspire the next generation of ethnic minority leaders, and those featured on our lists are more than living up to it. Through these lists we hope to encourage individuals and businesses to stand up and work together to drive change in our society and workplaces - doing so will inspire the diverse leaders of tomorrow.”

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