Enterprise Enfield Board Director Recognised in
Financial Times Top 100 Executive List Championing Diversity
Enterprise Enfield Board Director, Heather Melville, has just been recognised in the Financial Times top 100 inaugural UPstanding Executive BAME Power List. The UPstanding Leaders' List highlights and ranks 100 executives in the US and UK who have reached senior roles in business while also fighting against discrimination and championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
Heather is Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and a Founder and Global Chair of the RBS Focused Women's Network which has over 12,000 members in 33 countries. She has already received significant recognition for her work championing women in business. In 2012, she was named as one of the top 100 women in the world making a difference to the economic empowerment of women in The International Alliance for Women (TAIW) award which recognises amazing individuals whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide whether they are well known or "unsung heroines".
A graduate of the IBM business school, Heather has worked in the financial sector for 30 years and has a wealth of professional and personal experience. She is firmly committed to supporting the growth of small and medium sized businesses and offers her time and expertise voluntarily to Enterprise Enfield's Board of Directors to assist with the development of valuable business growth and support services in the region. She says:
" I am both humbled and honored to be on this prestigious list of change makers. For me, its about playing it forward so that then next generation of young people can see role models that look like them, having broken down all barriers."
For the full Financial Times Ethnicity and Inclusion in the Workplace report visit www.ft.com/ethnic-diversity.