Our CEO, Kevin Gordon interviewed Jade Beckles, our D&I advisor here at GatenbySanderson for Black History Month. It’s a great opportunity to #SaluteOurSisters within our organisation and also shine a light on Jade’s role within our own organisation. Plus spotlight her work supporting our Public Sector, Education and Not for Profit clients who are seeking to find, hire, retain and develop Black women leaders.
- why this Black History Month’s theme is so important
- how her role at GS has influenced her perspective on the contributions of black women in the UK public sector
- and how the public sector can be more inclusive of Black women in senior leadership roles.
It has been truly enlightening when it comes to seeing first hand and recognising the contributions of Black woman in the public sector. Through our executive search we’ve placed over 80 Black women in various senior leadership roles across the public sector over the past years. I’ve seen how hard we work to find sponsor support and place these women..
I get to hear the achievements and impact of these Black women leaders. I am inspired by them. I’m proud to be a Black woman, proud of them and proud of GS. We’re in a unique position to elevate Black women into roles where they can have a huge impact.
More about Jade Beckles, our D&I Advisor
As part of both our Bid, Marketing and HR teams, Jade serves as our in-house expert on diversity and inclusion. She works tirelessly alongside our Senior Leadership Team to ensure that GS remains a pioneer in generating transformative and innovative thought leadership in the D&I space, which is of great benefit to us internally and externally across our public sector clients.
Jade brings a wealth of experience from her 16 years as a Police Detective, through her consultation for the Police, the NHS and the education sector, emphasising the importance of a holistic approach to well-being and diversity. She’s also a lauded public speaker, volunteer, and Chair of her own charitable organisation. We are privileged to share Jade’s insights and amplify her voice, especially during this Black History Month.
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