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. With the launch of the Company’s Women in Leadership Programme, Katie became a Talent Ambassador, one of 30 people across the company chosen to identify and support talent development, mentoring 12 junior female managers annually. She also joined the Gender Steering Group to agitate and drive the Gender focus across Asda. Following this she ran a colleague mentoring programme for over 80 colleagues. Katie also mentors colleagues in support of the company’s drive to increase the number of leaders from an ethnic background, and has supported the Asda’s ethnicity in leadership work. Across Katie’s region she has the highest % of BAME Store Managers. Katie’s latest project has seen her establish the Company Transgender Network for Asda’s 800 Transgender colleagues.