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Sheffield Haworth – Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Realising individual and organisational potential

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Diversity, equity and inclusion are now strategic imperatives for all businesses. At Sheffield Haworth, our purpose is to help people and organisations realise their potential, and that includes by enabling a diverse and inclusive workforce.

As trusted advisors to fast growing start-ups, publicly listed corporations and private companies we see firsthand how a diverse and inclusive workforce increases efficiency, governance, and innovation within organisations.

We incorporate DEI principles into all aspects of our work with clients spanning executive search, change management, leadership coaching and assessment.

Our Working Groups

Global DEI Lead
Frances Denny
Tom and Maria
Physical Impairment
Tim Sheffield
Victoria Torrillas
Corporate initiatives

Reporting & Measurement

To ensure we are creating a truly diverse and inclusive culture at Sheffield Haworth, we continually review our hiring guidelines…

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group

Our Global Working Group, made up of representatives from across our business, meets every month to ensure a consistent…

Women’s Network (WISH)

The senior female leaders at Sheffield Haworth have set up a women’s network group to support women at all levels throughout…


We provide regular training for our employees on diversity, equity, and inclusion to create greater awareness on best practice…

Industry initiatives

AESC Diversity pledge

Sheffield Haworth is proud to stand in support with the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).

Thought Leadership

Some of our recent views on diversity, equity and inclusion can be found here.

Onboarding of executives

The time to impact for newly appointed executives is getting shorter. Find out more about how we can help.

Event Participation

We regularly host events across APAC, Europe, and the Americas shining a spotlight on different aspects of diversity.

Our Diversity Partners

We recently had the pleasure of being joined by seven very talented students on a 6-week internship programme. Two of them joined us via the internal Sheffield Haworth internship programme and five of them joined us as part of the 10000BlackInterns initiative. During their 6-week placement, they had the opportunity to experience all aspects of our company including the solutions we provide across executive search, consultancy and leadership as well as spending time with our practice areas. We hope we’ve been able to give them some valuable knowledge to help them with their future studies and ambitions as well as the chance to start building their own networks…

Our Previous Webinars, Podcasts and Events


Gaelle Pritchard spoke with Tara Cunningham talked about how organisations should take a more skills-based approach to their hiring needs and what neurodivergent people can bring to the table.


Tim Sheffield spoke with Heath Francis, six time Paralympic gold medallist about how Heath overcame the challenges of his impairment and seized the opportunity to become a leading star on the track.

GenZ & LGBTQ+ allyship in the workplace

We hosted a webinar with a fantastic panel of speakers to discuss the role of an ally and how we can all educate ourselves in the challenges still faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

Women in Silicon Valley

Sam Wallace recently spoke at the Women of Silicon Valley about how the search profession can be doing more to promote and put forward female executives

Sheffield Haworth celebrates International Women’s Day

On March 14th we were delighted to host a fantastic event to connect women in business and art to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The Path to Racial Equity on Wall Street

Our inaugural Sheffield Haworth Diversity Talk featured an esteemed panel of guest speakers from the financial services industry talking about ‘The Path to Racial Equity on Wall Street’.

Inclusion & Diversity: gender equity in the Middle East

We hosted a panel discussion of senior female leaders from across Consulting and Financial Services organisations in the Middle East including Citibank, BCG, and Invesco.

Getting to ‘Color Brave’ inspired by Mellody Hobson

Rhona Gibson, US Diversity Equity and Inclusion Lead at Sheffield Haworth, talks to Michael Werner about being inspired by Mellody Hobson’s ‘Being Color Brave’

Top 1/4

Companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability and 27% more likely to have superior value creation


Companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability

Gender diversity of global Sheffield Haworth placements from across all practices













Key contacts

Helen Tudor

Managing Director & member of the Senior Advisory Board

Alex Cormack


Jennie Frewen


Abhishek Vats

Managing Director and Head of Middle East

Damian Goodburn

Managing Director

Oli Templeton

Executive Director

Jennifer Novack

Managing Director & member of the Senior Advisory Board

Emily Von Kohorn

Managing Director & member of the Executive Management Committee

Michelle Henry

Managing Director

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Insights

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Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day: Embracing Neurodiversity in Financial Services

Embracing Neurodiversity in Financial Services

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Is Your Organisation Unintentionally Pushing Away Top Female Talent? Learn How to Retain Them

The corporate landscape is grappling with a disconcerting trend – the departure of accomplished female…

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How to Build a Successful Career as a Neurodivergent Individual

A Q&A with Vic Mazonas, General Manager of GAIN

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