The D & I practice is led by The Success Group’s founding partner, Louise Barrett.
Her work has increasingly focused on diversity and inclusion, and in particular helping organisations create a diverse senior leadership team and a pipeline of talent to support this. This has led her to work with a number of large international companies helping them to understand the barriers and obstacles to creating a level playing for talent and putting in place interventions to create change - at the individual, team and organisational levels.
Louise has gained substantial gender diversity experience working with a FTSE 100 global organisation designing, implementing and embedding the gender diversity strategy. Key to the success of this project was getting the commitment and buy-in from the Board and Steering Committee – seeing the need to increase the number of women at senior levels as part of the talent agenda and a business imperative. Interventions included a Women’s Business Network, Two-Way Mentoring Programmes, Women’s leadership programmes and Awareness sessions for both men and women. For one global consultancy our work started with establishing the D&I Steering Committee and creating a strategy for change. This led on to carrying out an exploratory diversity diagnostic in 3 regions as well as setting up D & I Working Groups in Gender and Ethnicity.