I am passionate about
ActionsAside from my day-to-day role in my firm, I have volunteered to support its
corporate responsibility initiatives.
For example, I mentored four students from Clapton Girls’ Academy in
Hackney, East London. They were 14 to 15-years-old, heavily focusing on their
GCSEs. As I grew up in a similar neighbourhood, which was renowned for its
negative media coverage, I felt encouraged to support them throughout a
crucial period of life. We reviewed methods to accommodate studying, such as
time management and building confidence. Furthermore, we discussed what
opportunities in further education and work are available, emphasising that
they should not feel limited because of their socioeconomic background.
Additionally, I mentored two younger students, aged 12, on separate
occasions, to help them settle in Northumberland Park School in Tottenham,
North London, following their move from primary school. The weekly sessions I
prepared for them were mainly tailored to communicate more effectively with
their new teachers and build new friendships. I also set them weekly targets,
which varied from completing homework on time to getting to sleep early.
Elsewhere in my firm, I am also a co-chair of the BAME (Black, Asian and
Minority Ethnic) Network, which aims to help embrace diversity to create a
more inclusive working environment. Additionally, I regard the network to
inspire the firm to recruit, retain and promote the best people regardless of
their ethnic background.