Since joining Cognizant in 2019, Shelley has been instrumental in re-energising UK&I Women Empowered, recruiting 24 new and active committee members, to drive inclusion and empowerment. Combined with her role as Engagement and Inclusion Lead, she has organized and hosted number of events to educate develop and support employees. She is part of the team looking at the gender pay gap and shares recommendations to enhance attraction, retention and development. Shelley is a driving force behind other Affinity groups including Embrace, the LGBTQ+ Ally network and promotes trans rights. She is core member of global diversity & inclusion network spanning 52 countries. Shelley’s broad external network helps to bring insights to the internal networks, always sharing food for thought. Shelley is extremely proud of the sense of community and support the Affinity groups bring to colleagues. Shelley writes thought leadership articles on many aspects of diversity and tirelessly campaigns for equality.