Karin Woodley

EiDA16 Winner Lifetime Achiever Award Karin Woodley has 30 years’ of chief executive experience in public-facing charities tackling social and cultural injustice and inequality. Currently Chief Executive of Cambridge House, a South London charity tackling poverty and social injustice; Karin is a council member of the Economic and Social Research Council; Vice-Chair of London South Bank… Continue reading Karin Woodley

Mohammed Zafran

EiDA16 Winner Diversity Champion Award for Charity Sector Mohammed (known as Zaf) works at South and City College Birmingham, and is the Founder of All 4 Youth & Community CIC. As popularly broadcasted over UK, his inspiration to set this up was the tragic death of his brother in law (24) who was brutally murdered, and… Continue reading Mohammed Zafran

Family Mosaic

EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Charity Sector Family Mosaic is a not for profit, independent housing association serving more than 45,000 people; making them one of the largest housing providers in London, Essex and the Southeast. As an organisation, they serve 8,000 individuals from some of the most vulnerable groups including those who… Continue reading Family Mosaic

Katie Shaw

EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Employee of the Year Award Katie is well known across the region for the positive impact she has made to numerous people’s lives through her active support. She is driven by a simple desire – to ensure that the senior leadership at Asda reflects the diversity in its colleague and customer base.… Continue reading Katie Shaw

The University of Manchester

EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Education Sector The University of Manchester strives to be an employer of choice and aims to have an environment so inclusive that all staff and students can flourish and feel valued. As the largest single-site university in the UK, they have nearly 40,000 students and approximately 11,000 staff.… Continue reading The University of Manchester

Shirley Farthing

EiDA16 Winner Diversity Champion Award for Public Sector Shirley has worked in the field of Deaf communication and care for many years and to an exceptional level. In recent years, she has been influencing at regional, national and international levels. Her work has included not only being part of a team setting up a specialist medium… Continue reading Shirley Farthing


EiDA16 Winner Best Diversity Resource Award A key Government department setting an excellent example across the whole of Government and influencing the wider Civil Service. HMRC wants its workforce to be representative of modern Britain and the public it serves. Its Diversity and Inclusion programmes are underpinned by a belief that no one should be defined… Continue reading HMRC

Jiten Patel

EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award A company director and currently the Acting Head of Equality, Diversity and Information Rights at The Open University, Jiten’s background is in Financial Services. He continues to make a significant impact through his passion for D&I. He has designed and delivered impactful strategies, leadership mentoring programmes,… Continue reading Jiten Patel


EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Private Sector Asda is one of the UK’s leading retailers, with over 165,000 dedicated colleagues, 640 stores and 26 depots nationwide. Employing a diverse team helps Asda to understand its customers better, resulting in a better standard of customer service. The dedication to Equality and Diversity is evident through… Continue reading Asda

Rev. Chris Howson

EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diversity Champion Award for Education Sector Chris joined the University of Sunderland three years ago as the University Chaplain with the specific objective of bringing together the diverse student population and connecting them with the outside world. Chris was the driving force behind the opening of the Interfaith Centre, making a significant… Continue reading Rev. Chris Howson