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Creating Ripples - Charlotte Sweeney

Charlotte SweeneyCharlotte Sweeney is the founder of the 'Creating Inclusive Cultures' Programme which is a collaboration of companies to drive sustainable change on Inclusion in cities across the UK. It is heralded as 'the first serious programme that gets companies to work together on diversity and inclusion issues in the UK regions'.

She conducted an independent review on the Voluntary Code for Executive Search firms in relation to getting more women onto boards for the UK Secretary of State Dr Vince Cable, which is now referred to as 'The Sweeney Report'. She is Vice-Chair of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills external Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Panel and is leading the City of London's Diversity Programme 'The Power of Diversity' on behalf of the Late Lord Mayor of London, Dame Fiona Woolf CBE, collaborating with over 70 companies.

Over the years Charlotte has won many awards, including from Harvard, for her work in the Diversity and Inclusion field and was recognised by TIAW for advancing the economic empowerment of women. In October 2015, she was recognised by The Economist as in the Top 50 Diversity Professionals in the world. In 2016 she was awarded the Commended Award as a Transformational Leader in the Northern Power Women Awards and listed in the Top 50 Power Women.

Charlotte is co-author of a forthcoming book on diversity and inclusion strategies, published by The Financial Times. She has her own regular section in a Lexis Nexis publication and writes for other professional publications as well as delivering keynote speeches and chairing conferences internationally. She is also a regular expert contributor in the Press, Radio and TV including The Guardian, The Financial Times, Sky News, BBC Radio Five Live and ITV News.


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