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Ash Ahmad

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

Ash is a versatile and accomplished DE&I Consultant with 12 years’ experience in a breadth of functions including Diversity & Inclusion, Training & Development and HR. She helps organisations create an inclusive work environment through various training and strategic planning. D&I topics can be sensitive and triggering and Ash have been known for creating safe spaces where people feel comfortable sharing their experiences without judgement.

After 10 years of working within the automotive industry, Ash decided to set up her consultancy business Changing Mindsets and has worked with some leading brands including CIPD, NHS, Omnicom Media Group and Astra Zeneca. Ash has also been featured in Metro.co.uk, The telegraph, Islam Channel as a DE&I expert and has recently been selected for the global Vital Voices partnership with Estee Lauder Visionary leaders programme, which is a signature program supporting women visionaries who are shaping the future they wish to see: the perception of what defines a leader, and what it takes to become a leader- in their own way.

She inspires others through her lived experiences as a female, South Asian, Muslim, working Mum and often a minority within spaces. This has allowed her to truly connect with people, particularly those from underrepresented groups. Ash has also recently stepped into coaching women, particularly women of colour and Muslim women to transform not only their personal but also working lives.

Her passion and commitment is to create environments where people feel like they belong, are compassionate towards one another to help workplaces and society be a better place.

Speaking topics include:

  • Diversity, equity and Inclusion in the workplace
  • Supporting women, particularly women of colour in the workplace
  • The importance of approaching Inclusion through an intersectional lens
  • Levelling up your career as a woman of colour
  • Creating inclusion for Muslim colleagues in the workplace
  • Mental health
  • Importance of self-development and self-care
  • Knowing you never suffered from imposter syndrome but realising society made you feel like an imposter