Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Realising Individual and Organisational Potential

Our aim is to help companies and people realise their potential.  Our focus is on driving diversity and intersectionality to promote a high-performance culture that delivers to clients at the highest standard and allows us to become an employer of choice.

Sheffield Haworth Signs AESC Pledge Against Racism, Discrimination And Social Injustice

Sheffield Haworth is proud to stand in support with the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) in support of our Black colleagues, clients, candidates and the entire Black community.  We have signed a pledge to share a commitment to combat racism, prejudice, and discrimination within our own organisation, with candidates and clients we serve, and in our communities.  We pledge to use our voice and actions to help create a world that is inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible for all.  Watch our pledge here.

Sheffield Haworth is proud to be a disability confident employer


We are proud to have achieved disability confident status and are committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

At Sheffield Haworth, our aim is to help people and organisations realise their potential.  We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to improved efficiency, stronger governance and greater innovation within businesses. We are committed to helping our clients achieve diverse, equitable and inclusive organisations by continuing to attract the best talent. We deliver a range of solutions to support the hire of diverse candidates including leadership coaching, assessment and experienced Consultants to support change and transformation programmes.


Sheffield Haworth, in interviewing and presenting candidates to our clients, will proactively seek to provide you with a diverse candidate selection at both long list and shortlist stages. We will promote our clients as an equal opportunity employer where hires are made, and career progression is available irrespective of race, religion or belief, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. In return, we ask clients to ensure all diverse candidates remain on the long list and that all diverse candidates presented at short list are interviewed. 


Here are some of the initiatives we have developed:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Group

We have set up an internal group made up of representatives from across our offices.  The Group generates ideas on how to challenge clients around D&I and provides solutions to help them move forwards.  We draw on experiences from previous engagements and assess what other organisations are doing to attract and nurture talent to gather learnings for future mandates.

Talent Development Practice

Our clients have access to a renowned team of coaches and tools to assess and onboard new hires, current teams and individuals.  Our experienced team of consultants work with organisations to identify skill gaps, succession plan and build talent pipelines to create inclusive and diverse businesses fit for the future.

Event Participation

Our team regularly attend and participate in diversity and inclusion events and conferences hosted by both clients and networks we are partnered with.  This helps increase our learning and understanding and keeps us up to date with the latest thought leadership and initiatives which informs our thinking in shaping the solutions we provide to our clients.

Thought Leadership

We produce our own thought leadership papers on diversity, equity and inclusion including The Road Less Travelled which reviewed the road to partnership for females within management consultancies.  We also undertake in-depth diversity studies on behalf of our clients.


Sheffield Haworth is a proud partner of the Diversity Project which is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings, Investment and wider Financial Services sector.  The organisation aims to build a truly diverse and inclusive UK investment and savings industry with the right talent to deliver the best possible results for clients and to reflect the society it serves.

We are also proud sponsors of the ISC Group, a global business community for women operating in, or involved with, insurance.

To learn more about our Culture and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives internally please click here


For regional or industry DEI Leads at Sheffield Haworth, please click here.

Watch ‘The Path to Racial Equity on Wall Street.’

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