Diversity Power Honours List 2023/24

I am incredibly humbled and thrilled to be included in the second Diversity Power List 2023/2024. Alongside an array of extraordinary diversity trailblazers. This Power List was established by Inclusive Companies last year to…

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The Connection Between Culture, Race and Mental Health

My TEDx Talk the Connection between Culture, Race and Mental Health at Work is now live! Find out more about shifting this narrative. Continue Reading The Connection Between Culture, Race…

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How to be a Mentally Healthy Professional

I decided to launch an online course entitled The Mentally Healthy Professional aimed at any professional who wants to address the way they lead and show-up in their lives. The…

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Listen to the Latest Diverse Minds Podcast

Free To Be Me

Welcome to the 256th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Happy South Asian History Month! In today’s episode, we delve into the significance of South Asian culture and heritage, especially in the context of the workplace. Join us as we explore various perspectives and practical steps to foster a more inclusive and holistic environment.……

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Learn more about how we can help you through the services we provide and make your life easier.


Interactive online training on mental health, culture, and inclusion.


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Testimonials for Diverse Minds

Michael Bryant, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, URENCO Group

Michael Bryant, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, URENCO Group

Thanks to Leyla for a great session on cultural awareness. The real-life examples helped ground the information in reality and allowed us to think about the topics in our own work and personal lives. As an international company, the sections on high and low context cultures were very insightful and will be useful to remember going forward. I……

Isabella Grable, Head of HR, Lightful

Isabella Grable, Head of HR, Lightful

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training helped our team to reach together a level of knowledge and talk about this important topic in a safe environment. It is so important that teams get time to explore their language and behaviour to make sure we are respectful with each other and pay attention to details that……

Kat McCarthy, Senior People Change Executive at Far Fetch

Kat McCarthy, Senior People Change Executive at Far Fetch

This session was so insightful and interactive. Especially compared to other foundational Mental Health Training that I’ve been on. We had the opportunity for great discussions without feeling rushed or forced. It felt a lot more informative and relatable to put your learnings in practice than any other training I’ve been on!

Cara Perry, CEO, Leicester Rape Crisis

Cara Perry, CEO, Leicester Rape Crisis

I found that the Inclusive Practice training gave me the confidence to understand issues around inclusion. It helped broaden my knowledge of barriers that people face, whilst giving me the space to explore my own unconscious bias in relation to my own professional practice and development.

Melissa Hardy, People Advisor, ASOS Customer Care

Melissa Hardy, People Advisor, ASOS Customer Care

Leyla was an excellent facilitator for the courses she has run at ASOS. She clearly has in depth knowledge of mental health and is very passionate about the topic. During the sessions she really encouraged everyone to open up about their experiences, whilst remaining considerate of the sensitivity of the issues discussed. Everyone came away…

Relevant Statistics

Why you need to address mental health and inclusion inequality now.


2 in 5 employees have experienced poor mental health in the last year.
(BITC Report)


of managers have received training on recognising signs and symptoms of stress at work.
(BITC Report)


of senior roles are held by Black citizens in UK workplaces in 2020.
(People Management)


of trustees on UK Charity Boards are from Global Majority background (Taken on Trust Report)