sayli chitre

Sayli Chitre | Oliver Wyman

I am an Associate (junior project lead) at Oliver Wyman, focusing on financial services and public policy work. I am driven by doing right by my clients and creating a positive, lasting impact through the work I do. I started at Oliver Wyman in 2014, having graduated from University of Oxford with First-Class Honours in Engineering, Economics & Management. I previously interned across a variety of industries such as engineering and investment banking, most excitingly writing a policy paper for the Planning Commission of India on the future strategy for solar rooftops.

I am motivated by agendas of Inclusion & Diversity in the workplace and access in general. I co-lead Empowered UK – Oliver Wyman’s network for racial, ethnic & cultural diversity with a view to fostering inclusion and enhancing the culture of the firm. In my capacity as the co-lead, I’ve driven a variety of initiatives for the network across recruiting, internal community building and upwards mentoring to senior management.

Outside of work, I provide informal advice to school students in India on further education opportunities abroad. I am a travel enthusiast and very passionate about dancing, being a certified dancer in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam at the age of 12.

Anisha Seth

Anisha Seth | EY

I grew up in Maidenhead and attended a local comprehensive school called Newlands Girls School from 2001 until 2008. I then attended UCL in 2008 where I studied Law for 3 years. After deciding that Law was not the path for myself I decided to take a different route.

I joined EY in 2011 as a graduate in FSO Tax in London where I currently am. Over the last 2 years I have been leading the EY Sikh Network here at EY and been involved in many diversity initiatives.

Hollie Haslam

Hollie Haslam | Mercer Limited

Hollie is a senior associate in Mercer’s Wealth business. She is recognised as a strong, talented team member who inspires her colleagues — she has a contagious passion for what she does.

Hollie is a role model to juniors and peers alike in terms of embracing change and being a positive force. She builds strong client relationships very quickly and champions colleagues at all levels. She also demonstrates emotional intelligence and supports her female colleagues as they return from maternity leave. Hollie is a great mentor to her junior female colleagues, helping them build confidence and manage the challenges of working in a male-dominated environment. As an example, she organised two “ask me anything” sessions with an equal gender panel; in the first, juniors asked questions of senior colleagues and in the second, senior colleagues quizzed juniors, reverse mentoring style.

Hollie constantly looks for ways to develop herself and gets involved in various projects outside of her role, always going above and beyond. For example, she recently took a lead role in the re-design a graduate programme demonstrating her ability and understanding of the business and the changing needs of our clients and future talent.

Hollie interacts well with senior leaders and projects a high level of presence and confidence. She recently pitched a new innovative solution to the leadership which Mercer is developing and has already contributed to improve one of Mercer’s existing solutions. A member of the leadership team has also requested reverse mentoring sessions with Hollie.

Hollie is a great asset to Mercer. She is inspiring, driven and passionate about helping her colleagues succeed and realise their full potential. Hollie is running the Manchester 10k in May for cancer research. She is also on the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentoring Women in business programme where she uses her skills to help mentor women in other countries.


Bijal Majithia | EY

Bijal Majithia works at EY as a Business Change Manager. She is the Hindu faith representative for EY and hosts regular events with the network as well as collaborative events with other networks.

Earlier this year Bijal won an Award for her on going project ‘Food for the Mind, Body and Soul’ in which she leads a team of 100 volunteers to serve various charitable and community projects across the UK and India. These include cooking for and feeding 9 homeless shelters, supporting an abandoned animals sanctuary, spending time at several dementia care homes, collecting toys for Great Ormond street Hospital, helping at a sanctuary that serves autistic children and adults and building care packages for the homeless. The professionals involved commented on how this experience has taught them the importance of being selfless and uplifted them in giving back.

Bijal is the Director and founder of Veda London, a non-profit organisation which shares mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing in the workplace. The project has grown incredibly over the last 18 months, with events across the city including EY, Norton Rose, Schroders, Accenture, Bank of England, BNP Pariba and HS2, with more events in the pipeline for 2017. Veda London has attracted leading speakers on topics related to living a more spiritually focused lifestyle. In a time where people are more spiritually focused than ever, Veda London is a pioneering project in this fast growing space. Due to its success, the concept is even being established internationally in Melbourne and New York.

Bijal also project leads various experiences areas with thousands of visitors. Most recently she created the ‘Veggie Steady Cook’ experience which serves to educate people on the benefits of a healthy and conscious diet through an interactive multimedia experience, including live cooking demonstrations and tailor made recipe books.

Gill Hemming

Gill Hemming | PwC

As a marketer with 10 years’ experience I thrive on delivering large scale campaigns focusing on issues that are of real importance to my firm's clients.

As the Marketing Manager for PwC’s Forensic Services practice, I work with 900 Partners and staff across the country on campaigns targeted at our key buyers and audiences.  I challenge my customers to think differently, to add new dimensions to their marketing initiatives and to put their clients at the heart of everything they do.

Alongside my day job I am a member of PwC’s GLEE (Gay, Lesbian & Everyone Else) leadership, and chair of the GLEE North Committee, positions I am very proud of and work passionately in. I regularly represent the network at internal and external events, speaking on diversity topics including the importance of the “everyone else” to our network.

In 2017 I am leading our networks sponsorship of Pride in London, as well as working on our involvement with Pride in Leeds and Belfast Pride, a first for our firm. I am coordinating over 50 [email protected] activities throughout the country and year to demonstrate PwC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion to our clients, our people and our communities.