Inspirational diversity & inclusion leader nominated by peers


Lauren von Stackelberg, Tate & Lyle’s Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer has been named by peers as one of the diversity and inclusion leaders that inspires them the most.

Lauren von Stackelberg

d&i Leaders asked over 350 international diversity and inclusion professionals the question, ‘Which diversity and inclusion leader inspires you the most?’, as part of their Global Benchmarking Survey 2021.

Lauren commented: “It’s an honour to be nominated for a place on this list alongside other individuals I truly admire. But even more than this, it’s wonderful to be recognised by peers who I respect. That means a lot.”

The list is updated annually and offers a snapshot of some of the many inspiring people accelerating workplace inclusion across the globe.

Lauren joined Tate & Lyle in April 2021 to lead the development of Tate & Lyle’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy policies and programmes in order to create an inclusive and diverse culture and workforce, reflecting the communities Tate & Lyle operates in and the customers it serves. She was also recently shortlisted for the ‘Head of Diversity of the Year’ award at the European Diversity Awards, the winner of which will be announced on 11th November 2021.

Lauren said: “The fastest and most immediate change we can make to progress equity, diversity and inclusion within organisations is to focus on how people are seen, heard and valued every day and this requires a collective effort from colleagues across different countries. It should then become a natural part of our day-to-day operations – from customer conversations, communications and imagery used, to HR policies and IT accessibility.”

Lauren has a strong track record of leading and delivering transformational change across a range of sectors including technology, travel and financial services. She is also founder of a Micro-Fund in Ghana and a member of a steering committee of a consortium for pay equity.

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