Build an ethnically diverse leadership pipeline

So how do we break this vicious cycle?

Programme structure

External mentoring

Providing a safe space for personal development with access to external corporate leaders that have ethnic backgrounds themselves

Contact time with mentors (6-months)

– Five one-on-one mentoring sessions

– Three group mentoring sessions

Internal sponsoring

Guiding a sponsoring relationship with an internal senior leader to actively assist on internal career advancement (noting that sponsorship will eventually need to be earned)

Contact time with sponsor (first 6 months)

– Introductory session at programme start

– Progress reporting session mid way through


Breaking the ‘My work will speak for me‘ strategy

Three workshops for programme participants:

(i) Creating Your Brand
(ii) Navigating Corporate Politics
(iii) Building Sponsor Relationships

Educating Sponsors on ethnic professionals

One workshop for sponsors going over:

Why race & ethnicity matters

The “My work will speak for me” strategy

The overlooked diverse leadership qualities

Over-mentored and under-sponsored

Peer-to-peer handover

Bilateral session between Mentor and Sponsor at the end of the mentoring programme to discuss the participant’s:

– Top 3 diverse leadership skills

– Progress witnessed by mentor

– Action plan agreed with mentor

– Pre-booked meetings for the first year

– Meeting at least once per quarter

– Focus on opening doors of opportunity


A peek at our mentors

Sue Stephens


I fundamentally believe talent is distributed equally, opportunity is not.

Ference Lamp


From my mentees, I expect commitment, curiosity and eagerness. You can expect me to show you, success is possible.

Niraan De Silva


“Gaining a deeper understanding of the person across the table is an essential soft skill for leadership.”

Yemi Tepe

Morrison & Foerster LLP, Partner

I hope my immense sense of pride in my origins will motivate my mentees and prove that no hurdles are insurmountable

Sumitra Moeller

ABN AMRO, Managing Director

One of the key tools of career advancement is cultivating the courage to be genuine.

Robert Wong

Honeywell, Director of Sales

I hope to provide my mentees with the confidence and inspiration to chart their own successful course.

Our Portal in action

Our portal is where the magic happens: a safe environment where leadership talent refines their skills.

Watch this 2-minute video to see what you can expect on our portal.